It’s been over a decade since Friends went off the air, but that hasn’t kept the stars of the iconic ‘90s sitcom out of each other’s lives. Just this weekend, Courteney Cox celebrated her 55th birthday with a little help from her former co-stars and current besties Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston. And because the Friends fandom will never die, this little mini-reunion was just as much a gift to all of us as it was to Cox.
On Saturday, Cox shared a photo of herself along with Kudrow and Aniston on Instagram, writing, “How lucky am I to celebrate my birthday with these two??? I love you girls. So much.” While Aniston isn’t on social media, Kudrow replied, “LOVE you girls! Happy happy Court.” Kudrow also shared a filtered photo of her with Cox to her own Instagram page, writing, “Just remembering Court, I will ALWAYS be older than you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely Courteney!!” And, in case your “oh my god I love them so much” meter hasn’t pegged out yet, Cox responded to Kudrow’s post, “Only wiser my sweet. Never older. I love you.”
A few of Cox’s other famous friends jumped on the comment thread to wish her a happy 55th, too. “Ah there you are! Happy birthday angel face,” wrote Selma Blair. Reese Witherspoon, who played the spoiled little sisater of Aniston’s Rachel on Friends, chimed in, “What a great gift!! Happy birthday CC!”
Cox, Kudrow and Aniston were also joined by a few other special friends during the big celebration dinner and, suffice it to say, their group was the epitome of #friendgoals. Among the girl gang celebrating Cox? The Kids Are Alright’s Mary McCormack, 90210’s Sara Foster, producer Thea Mann and jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer — the latter of whom shared a group photo of the birthday crew, captioning it, “Happy birthday @courteneycoxofficial you are the glue and we love love love you.”
The ladies had at least one guy friend in attendance, as comedian David Spade shared a photo of Cox and Aniston at the dinner table. “Happy birthday to @courteneycoxofficial and her plus one. Xx,” Spade captioned the snapshot.
Naturally, this overload of Friends mini-reunion photos did nothing to quell the savage beast that is the Friends fandom. Person after person in the comment feeds of Cox’s birthday photos pleaded for the stars to pull together a reboot. And who knows? Just last week, Aniston got fans hopes up when she admitted she had changed her mind about possibly revisiting the sitcom. While she was careful to point out there are “no plans in the immediate future,” Aniston told Ellen DeGeneres that “anything can happen” — adding, “The girls would do it and the boys would do it, I’m sure.”
The one where Friends really got back together? Yes, please. In the meantime, though, happy birthday to Monica, er, Cox!