All the Best Celebrity Reactions to the 'Friends' Reunion Special Announcement

"I feel like the whole world just had a collective orgasm."

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  • On Friday, news broke that everyone's favorite '90s sitcom, Friends, is officially getting a reunion special
  • All six members of the series' cast have signed on for the unscripted special, which will air on HBO Max sometime after the streaming service launches in May.
  • Jennifer Aniston confirmed the news on Instagram Friday and the reactions from her celebrity friends (and just plain fans) are amazing.

In case you were in a temporary coma yesterday and missed it: The long-rumored Friends reunion special is officially happening.

The unscripted reunion special (read: not a reboot or continuation of the fictional Friends saga) will air on HBO Max and is expected to drop in May when the service launches.

According to Variety, all six of the sitcom's stars—Aniston, Courteney CoxLisa KudrowMatt LeBlancMatthew Perry, and David Schwimmer—have signed on for the reunion, which will be filmed on the original Friends soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank. The actors are rumored to be receiving at least $2.5 million each to appear in the special.

Jennifer Aniston (aka Rachel Green herself) confirmed the news on Instagram Friday, with a throwback photo of the iconic sitcom's cast and the simple (but still world-imploding) caption: "It’s happening..."

If you're deliriously happy about this news, you're obviously not alone. People across the internet were quick to chime in with overwhelming joy about the news, but the reactions from celebrity Friends fans deserve a real chef's kiss. 

Here, a collection of the best celebrity reactions to the Friends reunion special news, which fell into a few basic categories:

The too-stunned-to-even-verbalize-my-excitement responses:

Sarah Hyland: "EXCUSE ME?! 😭😭😭😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍"

Sarah Hyland

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Awkwafina: "WHAT"

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Shailene Woodley: "!!!!!!!???!!!!"

Shailene woodley

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Mindy Kaling: "EXPLAIN PLEASE"

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The I-have-the-perfect-words-to-verbalize-my-excitement responses: 

Kate Hudson: "I feel like the whole world just had a collective orgasm 💃🙌"

Reese Witherspoon"HOLY COW!!! This is 💯🌟"

Rita Wilson: "I’ll have what she’s having!!! Whaaaaaaaaaat???"

Rita Wilson

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The pure-emotion-and-literally-nothing-else responses:

Jenna Dewan"Ahhhhhhhhhh!!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼"

Jenna Dewan

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Gwyneth Paltrow: "NO F’ING WAYYYYYYYY"

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Ashley Benson"😍😍😍😍😍😍😍"

Ashley Benson

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Julianne Hough"Oh my AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH 😳😱❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

Julianne Hough

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Whitney Cummings" 🤯🤯🤯"

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But Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski might have said it best of all: "NOTHING ELSE MATTERS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼"

Antoni Porowski

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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.