This week, the Big Bang Theory star shared a crying photo of herself to Instagram following the last table reading for the CBS series. Among the hundreds of thousands of followers who liked or commented on the image was Cox, 54, who extend her love and support to Cuoco, 33.
“Awwww I remember that feeling … and you guys have been together even longer,” wrote Cox, who added three emojis: a crying face, a red heart and clapping hands.
Like Cuoco, Cox spent years on a television comedy and formed unbreakable bonds with the cast and crew. Cox starred on Friends, the beloved 10-season sitcom that premiered in 1994 and wrapped in 2004.
This past fall, Cox told PEOPLE that she’s wanted to portray her character Monica Geller on the small screen again, but the possibilities may be slim to none.
“People ask us all the time, ‘Will we ever do a remake?’ That was a story about these group of people that are friends in their 30s who are finding themselves. I don’t know if there’s a way to redo it,” Cox said at the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon in New York. “I just don’t see it happening. Even though I would do anything to be in a room with all of those people acting and having a great time. But I don’t see it happening.”
While few understand the deep sentiments surrounding a series coming to an end, both Cox and Cuoco certainly do. Cuoco, who plays Penny on the CBS sitcom, shared an emotional set of posts to Instagram on Wednesday marking the series’ very last table read before it wraps for good in May.
“Yea, didn’t sleep,” she captioned a photo of the final script, which reads, “End of series” across the front.
In addition to a photo of her holding the script in her arms as the tears flowed, Cuoco posted a third picture that showed off the many tissues she needed to make it through the read.
“Prepare yourselves … for a finale that has truly given me a loss for words ❤️ Our whole universe …..,” she captioned the post.
Last month, The Big Bang Theory surpassed Cheers as the longest-running American multi-camera sitcom when it aired its 276th episode.
According to Entertainment Weekly, CBS was trying to negotiate two more seasons, but star Jim Parsons was ready to say goodbye to the sitcom — and there’s no show without Dr. Sheldon Cooper. (CBS had no comment, and a rep for Parsons did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment at the time, but Parsons addressed the show ending with a lengthy note on Instagram, saying he will miss “all of this more than I can say and more than I can know at this time.”)
The Emmy-winning series premiered in 2007, when Cuoco was just 20 years old and will end in May at the conclusion of season 12.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.