Millions of people across the world watched the Friends reunion last week. The HBO Max special aired 17 years after its final episode, bringing the sitcom aficionados back to the screens.
For everyone’s entertainment, the six favorite stars got back together one more time, but it was Joey Tribbiani, played by 53-year-old Matt LeBlanc, that stole the spotlight. His grey hair, casual striped shirt, laid-back pose, and “how you gettin’ on?” sort of facial expression have won the hearts of the internet as people dubbed him “an Irish uncle with a heart of gold.”
The comparison instantly hit Twitter users, where Matt became a meme including all the awesome uncles, great uncles, ubiquitous uncles, probably Irish but not exclusively, that every family deserves to have one of in their circle.