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'Friends' Fans Hardly Recognize Gunther After Seeing His Transformation At The Reunion

If you're one of the millions of people who tuned into the HBO Max Friends reunion, then you probably know exactly what kind of transformation our beloved Gunther has undergone in his years since the show aired. If not, please continue on reading because it will be totally worth your time — I promise.

If you weren't a Gunther fan before this, trust me, you will be now!

Gunther the Central Perk barista is, without a doubt, my favorite character from *Friends*.

His bleach blonde hair. His tacky shirts. His monotone delivery of every single line. It's all wonderful and part of what made Friends one of the best sitcoms of all time!

Recently, the cast of the show got together for an HBO Max reunion special.

Sure, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry were there. Sure, Lady Gaga made an appearance and sang "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow.

But can you guess who I cared to see? That's right, GUNTHER!

Sure enough, Gunther, played by the hilarious and sweet James Michael Tyler, was there in his Central Perk merch!

He's traded his clean-shaven face for a beard and was rocking glasses this time around!

Fans were so happy to see their beloved barista on-screen again!

Did you tune into the friends special? Is Gunther now your favorite, too? Let us know in the comments below!