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Jennifer Aniston just joined Instagram with a photo of the whole Friends cast, and the internet is losing its mind

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Jennifer Aniston has finally joined Instagram, and her first post just happens to capture a real-life Friends cast reunion.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll probably be aware that Friends has been celebrating its 25th anniversary over the last couple of months: and it’s been pretty epic.

Alongside some new interactive experiences and rare behind-the-scenes photos for us to enjoy, Ralph Lauren launched an iconic Rachel Green collection, and the whole thing felt like the one where we all lose our minds.

There was only one thing missing from this splendid array of Friends-y festivities – a cast reunion. We’ve heard the behind-the-scenes stories of how Matt LeBlanc helped Lisa Kudrow to overcome her doubts about her ability to play Phoebe, and fallen in love with the cast all over again at the anniversary screenings, but we’re still just as hungry as ever to see the cast all together in 2019.

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So when Jennifer Aniston decided to just casually post a photo of the six Friends stars hanging out (for her first Instagram post, no less), it’s safe to say the internet officially lost its cool. 

Taking to Twitter to share the news, one Aniston fan captured all our thoughts in this fantastic caption (translated): “Is it normal to want to cry after seeing this picture? Jennifer Aniston you had no such right!”

And the reactions were no calmer in the comment section of Aniston’s Instagram, with the actress’ famous friends spreading the love for her sudden social media appearance.

“YASSSS!!! Welcome to Insta Jen!!!” wrote her The Morning Show co-star Reese Witherspoon. 

Speaking in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Aniston hinted that she was about to change her social media-less life, explaining that Twitter and Instagram actually allow celebrities to control the narrative around their lives.

“What you resist, persists,” Aniston said. “It’s something that is a part of our world now and it’s not going away.”

“You can actually have a little bit more control over the narrative that’s out there,” Aniston said. “[You can] right some wrongs and some silly things that, God knows, are said often.”

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Naturally, we’re excited to see whether Aniston will share anymore Friends-y material – just as we always are whenever one of the original Friends cast gives us an insight into their relationship.

As expected then, we were rather excited when Courteney Cox uploaded a photo to her Instagram last night featuring LeBlanc alongside Jennifer Aniston.

The photo, which shows the trio posing for a perfectly framed selfie, appeared on Cox’s Instagram alongside the caption: “A rare night and I love it.”

Take a scroll through the comments section and it’s safe to say people were a little bit excited at the trio’s social media appearance.

“MY HEART!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS,” one particularly calm response read.

“I love how they nonchalantly post this like it wouldn’t spark a pandemonium,” said another, while actor Garret Dillahunt poked fun at everyone’s hysteria by adding: “Love how calm everybody is.”

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This, of course, is not the first time we’ve seen the Friends cast hang out recently. In fact, Aniston often makes an appearance on Cox’s Instagram alongside fellow Friends star Lisa Kudrow, when the trio get together for their frequent “girls night” – aka the hottest social event on the calendar. 

As Friends’ 25th anniversary celebrations come to a close, one thing’s for certain: the world’s obsession with this series is far from over. It looks like we’ll be celebrating the incredible real-life friendship of the show’s cast for a long time coming, and we’re very okay with that.

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