Fans are already loving Friends: The Reunion! Just hours after the long-awaited special debuted on HBO Max, fans took to Twitter to express their joy at seeing the Central Perk crew together again.
The nostalgia started early, when the reunion debuted a new version of the show’s iconic opening credits, which is set to “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts.
The updated version featured both moments from the series, which ran from 1994 to 2004, and the reunion special, showing the cast — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer — 17 years after the Friends finale.
“I CRIED. NOT EVEN KIDDING. CRIED. LOOK AT THEM,” one fan tweeted, with another adding that the moment had them “crying all over again-like when I cried on the last episode of FRIENDS.”
While fans were excited to see the whole cast together again, there was specific joy over seeing Ross (Schwimmer) and Rachel (Aniston) reunite. During the special, the actors behind the iconic couple revealed that they had a crush on each other during the making of the first season.
“So you’re telling me that @DavidSchwimmer and @JenniferAnnistn [sic] crushed on each other while they played ross and rachel on #friends…gimme a min to wrap my head around this!!” another person wrote.