'Friends' stars reunite to celebrate Courteney Cox's 55th birthday

'Friends' stars reunite to celebrate Courteney Cox's 55th birthday

Just weeks after hopes of a Friends comeback were sadly quashed by showrunner Marta Kauffman, Courteney Cox has reignited our yearning for a reunion with a snap of her and her fellow Friends stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow.

The photo, posted to Instagram on Saturday, showed the three female leads of the hit NBC series as they celebrated Cox's 55th birthday. The birthday girl, who played Monica on the show, stood smiling between her former co-stars in the sentimental pic.

"How lucky am I to celebrate my birthday with these two???" the Cougar Town actress gushed in the caption. "I love you girls. So much."

To which Kudrow, who played the kooky yet lovable Phoebe, replied: "LOVE you girls! Happy happy Court."

Actress Selma Blair is another amongst Cox's famous friends to wish her famous pal a happy birthday in response to the post.

"Ah there you are! Happy birthday angel face," she wrote.

Courteney Cox recreates the famous "PIVOT" scene from Friends:

And, of course, the snap was inundated with comments by fans who were thrilled by the former castmates' get-together.

"Omg my heart can't whith this aaaaa," one fan wrote while another added "You three are so gorgeous! @courteneycoxofficial please bring Jennifer to Instagram as well hahaha."

Last month marked the 15th anniversary of the widely beloved show's series finale. Its many fans, however, were disappointed to learn that a reboot was not on the cards, according to co-creator Marta Kauffman. Indeed, the 62-year-old insisted that a comeback would only serve to disappoint fans.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Kauffman explained: "There are several reasons. One, the show is about a time in your life when your friends are your family. It’s not that time anymore. All we’d be doing is putting those six actors back together, but the heart of the show would be gone."

Remember when Lisa Kudrow And Courteney Cox had a surprise Friends reunion on the Ellen show?

Kauffman's comments were followed by Aniston's own remarks on the possibility of a Friends reunion. The actress, who played Rachel on the show, said there were currently "no plans" for a reunion but she teased that "anything could happen", adding: "I have no idea though. There’s no plans in the immediate future."

Now, if Rachel Greene - who went from being New York's most inept barista to working for one of fashion's biggest designers - says anything could happen, then I'm inclined to believe her...