Rachel finds out Ross loves her
After years of Ross mooning over Rachel, she finally found out that he was in love with her. He kissed her (swoon
) left her to decide and got on a plane. He then came back with a girlfriend, Julie. Nooo!
Ross finds out Rachel is 'over him'
An all-time classic episode, this was when Ross finally found out that Rachel had feelings for him. She left him a drunken phone message saying she was 'over him'. He picked it up, and that frozen moment of realization was TV gold.
Monica and Richard were a lovely couple – so lovely in fact, no-one wanted them to split up. But when she found out he didn't want any more kids, a tough decision had to be made… cue
When Ross said 'Rachel'
Emily and Ross' wedding was romantic, but not in the way they'd have hoped. Ross spied Rachel in the ceremony, blurted out her name instead of Emily's and his true feelings were revealed, sob…
Phoebe gives birth
Here's a real winner: when surrogate
Phoebe gave birth to the triplets
for her brother and his wife. As if her selflessness
wasn't moving enough, her tears at having to give them away still tug at our heartstrings
Monica does the chicken dance
A perfect Friends moment, this mixed humour with romance to perfection. Monica tried to cheer Chandler up by putting a chicken on her head. Delighted, he blurted out 'I love you' for the first time.
Ross says no
Showing that sometimes a 'no' means more than a 'yes', Ross tenderly declined
Rachel's offer of sex when she was upset about her father's heart attack. She was initially offended
, but we knew it was because he really cared, and didn't want to take advantage.
After Chandler's botched
, Monica decided to take matters in her own hands and arranged for a candlelit
proposal. She started to cry, he took over and there was not a dry eye in New York – or the world for that matter.
Monica and Chandler's wedding
rumours… this wedding could have gone so wrong, but it went so right. Chandler even bought Monica a present, thinking she was pregnant – but of course, the bun was actually in Rachel's oven. Much excitement all-round.
Phoebe and Mike
How happy were we when Phoebe finally met her match? After a string of hilariously
unsuitable boyfriends, kind, funny Mike entered the scene and provided us with a whole heap
of romantic moments – especially when the anti-marriage divorcee
decided to propose…
Mike and Phoebe's Wedding
Mike and Phoebe's ceremony
was a classic Friends wedding: as always everything looked like it was going to go belly up
, but it ended up beautifully romantic. And in the snow!
Joey and Rachel stay friends
We all knew Joey and Rachel weren't quite right together, but their unsuccessful first date was a touching demonstration of true friendship. They were so close as mates, they just couldn't do it – and regretfully, but wisely, agreed to stay pals
Monica and Chandler adopt
Monica and Chandler had a few attempts at parenthood before they decided to adopt. Their excitement and joy when they got the call about a potential
adoption was absolutely adorable
Ross lets Rachel go
In another sweet moment of selflessness, Ross stopped trying to persuade
Rachel to go to Paris when he realized how much it meant to her. Instead, he encouraged her despite his feelings – he wanted her to be happy.
Ross gets Rachel back again
The much awaited final episode saw Ross and Rachel both racing to declare true love, missing each other, and finally reuniting. Gulp. Sorry, we're finding it hard to type now…