Lisa Kudrow highlights blink-and-miss-it tender moment on Friends reunion

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Lisa Kudrow just put fans on alert to watch out for a blink-and-miss-it tender moment on the new Friends reunion. 

In fact the gesture passes by so fast that even Lisa, 57, confessed she would never have noticed it if her co-star David Schwimmer had not brought it to her attention.

She told E! News that the moment occurred when their colleague Courteney Cox walked onto the old set of her character’s apartment. 

Looking back: Lisa Kudrow just put fans on alert to watch out for a blink-and-miss-it tender moment on the new Friends reunion; she is pictured on the special

Looking back: Lisa Kudrow just put fans on alert to watch out for a blink-and-miss-it tender moment on the new Friends reunion; she is pictured on the special

All six of the main cast – Courtney, Lisa, David, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry – got together for the reunion special.

‘Well, Courteney comes in and burst into tears and I grab a napkin or a tissue – LeBlanc takes it because he is telling us a story and doesn’t want to skip a beat and starts dabbing her eyes, just on automatic. That’s who we were!’ said Lisa. 

At the beginning of the reunion special the six principal actors arrived at the set of Courteney’s character Monica’s apartment where much of the show takes place.

Courteney was one of the last to show up and saw that Lisa, Jennifer, David and Matt were already there sharing their memories. 

There's David: In fact the gesture passes by so fast that even Lisa, 57, confessed she would never have noticed it if her co-star David Schwimmer had not brought it to her attention

There’s David: In fact the gesture passes by so fast that even Lisa, 57, confessed she would never have noticed it if her co-star David Schwimmer had not brought it to her attention

The moment: When Courteney Cox walked onto the show's old set she was in such tears that Lisa picked up a tissue and gave it to Matt LeBlanc to dry her eyes

The moment: When Courteney Cox walked onto the show’s old set she was in such tears that Lisa picked up a tissue and gave it to Matt LeBlanc to dry her eyes

'That's who we were!': Lisa shared that Matt was 'telling us a story and doesn't want to skip a beat and starts dabbing her eyes, just on automatic'

‘That’s who we were!’: Lisa shared that Matt was ‘telling us a story and doesn’t want to skip a beat and starts dabbing her eyes, just on automatic’

Matt had in fact been telling a story about him and Courteney when she appeared so he started it over for her benefit – and that was when he wiped her eyes.

He recalled that Courteney at one point ‘had this big speech and you were struggling with it all week long and you wrote it on the table, and then just – and I didn’t know that that’s what you did.’

Matt added: ‘And I saw it and I asked you and you told me to mind my business, so when you weren’t looking I erased it before we shot it and you got so mad at me!’

‘That’s so mean! Why would you erase it?’ said Courteney with a smile and Matt who could barely control his laughter said: ‘Just to get you!’

Looking back: All six of the main cast - (from left) Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry - got together for the reunion special

Looking back: All six of the main cast – (from left) Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry – got together for the reunion special

Helping hand: Matt had in fact been telling a story about him and Courteney when she appeared so he started it over for her benefit - and that was when he wiped her eyes

Helping hand: Matt had in fact been telling a story about him and Courteney when she appeared so he started it over for her benefit – and that was when he wiped her eyes

Their iconic sitcom ran for 10 seasons on NBC from 1994 until 2004 and made international stars out of all six principals.

At one point they famously banded together to negotiate a joint salary hike and eventually netted a staggering $1 million apiece per episode.

During the reunion special David and Jennifer reflected on how the whole cast had the tight bond of experiencing stratospheric global fame together. 

There's the table: Remember when: He recalled that Courteney at one point 'had this big speech and you were struggling with it all week long and you wrote it on the table...'

There’s the table: Remember when: He recalled that Courteney at one point ‘had this big speech and you were struggling with it all week long and you wrote it on the table…’

'Just to get you!': Matt added: 'And I saw it and I asked you and you told me to mind my business, so when you weren't looking I erased it before we shot it and you got so mad at me!'

 ‘Just to get you!’: Matt added: ‘And I saw it and I asked you and you told me to mind my business, so when you weren’t looking I erased it before we shot it and you got so mad at me!’

‘And the fact is like no one was going through what we were going through except the other five,’ said David as they all sat on the Monica’s apartment set.

‘So there was no shoulders outside of this group to sort of go: “Oh, this is so – ” and I think it kind of created, imprinted in our neuropathways this sort of like: “We are actually family,”‘ Jennifer recalled and Lisa agreed.

‘Yeah, because our family couldn’t relate, our friends, our closest friends couldn’t relate,’ David said. ‘They were there for us I think but the only other people who really knew what it was like were the other five.’

Iconic: Their sitcom ran for 10 seasons on NBC from 1994 until 2004 and made international stars out of all six principals

Iconic: Their sitcom ran for 10 seasons on NBC from 1994 until 2004 and made international stars out of all six principals

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