Courteney Cox commemorates 20th anniversary of 'Friends' finale

Courteney Cox is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Friends finale. On May 7, the actor shared an emotional clip from the show's final moments on Instagram to mark the anniversary of the sitcom's final episode.

“It’s been 20 years since the Friends series finale,” Cox, who played Monica Geller on the series, wrote in the caption. "I don't know how we took action through the tears. Forever grateful."

The last scene is Monica (Cox), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Ross (David Schwimmer), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Phoebe (Lisa) Kudrow) and Chandler (the late Matthew Perry) gather in Monica's apartment for the last time. She and Chandler move to a new home in the suburbs.

"Do you have to go to your new home right away, or do you still have time?" Rachel asked. "We still have time," Monica replied. "Okay, let's go get some coffee?" Rachel said as the six friends left the apartment. "Of course...where?" Chandler joked.

The clip shared by Cox then cut to behind-the-scenes footage taken during the taping, showing the cast of Friends taking a bow in front of a studio audience with visibly emotional expressions.

"Friends" cast. "Friends"/Warner Bros.

The beloved sitcom, which aired from 1994 to 2004, followed a tight-knit group of friends in New York City. "Friends" won six Emmy Awards during its 10 seasons and became one of the most-watched sitcoms of all time, with more than 52 million people watching the 2004 finale.

The Friends anniversary follows the death of Perry, who died in October 2023 at the age of 54. In addition to personal tributes, the actors released a joint statement via People magazine honoring the late actor.

"We are all devastated by the loss of Matthew. We are more than just actors. We are a family," their statement read. "We will take some time to grieve and process this immeasurable loss. ... Our thoughts and love are with Marty's family, his friends and everyone who loved him around the world."