FRIENDS is undoubtedly one of the funniest and most popular sitcoms of all time. But this otherwise hilarious series has sometimes managed to moisten our eyes since the fans are so attached to the show.
Each of the six characters had something unique to provide to the essence of the series and that is probably why when one of them felt sad or cried, we couldn’t stop ourselves from letting one roll down the curve of our noses as well.
Here are 5 such moments from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
#5 Joey and Chandler hug in The one where Joey moves out
In this episode of the second season, Chandler and Joey get into a fight about how some of Joey’s habits disturb Chandler. Joey retorts by saying that he would like to move out and he’s old enough to be living alone. This turns out to be more than small-talk and their emotional bond is tested. Joey lets Chandler keep the foosball table and walks out only to return immediately to give Chandler a tight hug and it was at this moment that most fans couldn’t help but shed a tear.
#4 Ross and Rachel break up in The One with the morning after
In this episode in season 3, Ross tries to get Rachel to forgive him after she found out he had slept with Chloe (The girl from the Xerox place) . On his first attempt Rachel slaps him and asks him to leave but when Ross breaks down on his knees and tells her that he can’t imagine his life without her we think for a moment that she might forgive him but on the contrary she says that she can’t stop picturing Ross with Chloe. When Ross states “This can’t be it” and Rachel replies with “Then how come it is?” the Ross and Rachel faithful can’t help but lose all control over their tear ducts.
#3 When they play the prom tape in The one with the Prom video
In this episode the gang sit down at the apartment to see a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel’s prom. The video showed the nerd that Ross was in his teens but when he agrees to his dad’s request that he ask Rachel to the prom(Who’s date didn’t show) and is painfully disappointed when at the last moment Rachel’s date arrives and the two girls leave for the prom with their dates leaving Ross crestfallen. At this moment the viewer cannot help but empathise with Ross’s sadness.
#2 Ross’s confession in The Last One
It is perfectly fitting that some moments from the infamous FRIENDS finale make the list. Ross races to the airport with Phoebe to confess his love to Rachel but even though Ross pours his heart out Rachel leaves him without a reply and boards the plane. When back in his apartment Ross checks his messages to see a message from Rachel where she repeatedly tells her that she loves him and Ross is left wondering whether Rachel got off the plane, and he turns around to find Rachel at the door saying “I got off the plane”. They kissed and we shed tears of joy for them.
#1 The keys on the counter moment from The Last One.
This is the moment where even the most frigid fan shed a tear or two. When the gang finally realizes that the moment where they depart to their separate moments has arrived they each lay down their key to the iconic apartment on the counter to signify the end of the FRIENDS era .
Reminiscing this moment makes the true FRIENDS fan yearn even more for the reunion episode.