Jennifer Aniston had a sweet reunion with Mae Whitman, who appeared on 'Friends' when she was 8, 26 years later
Jennifer Aniston reunited with Mae Whitman on the set of "Live with Kelly and Ryan."
Whitman played a girl scout who was knocked down a set of stairs by Ross Geller.
Whitman recalled how Aniston made her feel like "part of the cast."
Jennifer Aniston has had a hugely successful career in the years since "Friends" came to an end, and she can currently be seen in the likes of "The Morning Show" and the "Murder Mystery" movies with Adam Sandler.
On Wednesday, during an appearance on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," Aniston reunited with a surprising "Friends" guest star: Mae Whitman.
The "Scott Pilgrim" and "Good Girls" star played the girl scout who Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) accidentally knocks down the stairs in season three, episode 10, "The One Where Rachel Quits."
The sweet reunion happened on set while "Live with Kelly and Ryan" was being filmed, with Whitman telling Aniston: "I was on 'Friends.' I played the girl that gets knocked down the stairs with the Girl Scout cookies."
Aniston was clearly a little shocked by the realization, saying, "Oh, my god," while Whitman thanked her for being kind to her on the "Friends" set. She pointed out that Aniston made her feel like part of the cast.
Whitman said: "I just wanted to say hi because you were so kind to me. It was my favorite show and you really made me feel like I was a part of the cast. And you were so kind and you hugged me. Thank you. It's always stayed with me."
Aniston replied: "I'm so glad you're good!"
Whitman then added, "It's so nice to see you. You're amazing," before the pair hugged.
On Wednesday's "Live with Kelly and Ryan" episode, Whitman recalled working on the series and meeting Aniston.
"I'm 8 years old, I think. And I got a call that I was cast on 'Friends,' and it was my favorite show at the time," Whitman said.
Why an 8-year-old loved 'Friends,' I can't tell you, but I found something relatable in there. And I remember Jen was so kind to me, she made me feel like I was part of the cast and she took such good care of me, and I wept hysterically when I wrapped."
The star also explained that she even made Aniston a Christmas present as a thank-you for helping her feel welcome on the show.
Whitman added: "And I made her a Christmas ornament with her name on it. That was the first time I've seen her. That was a big reunion. That felt amazing to see her. She's so cool. Such a cool person. The universe has its ways."
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