Jennifer Aniston had a brief reunion in New York City with the actress who appeared on a fan-favorite episode of "Friends" when she was just 8 years old.
Back in 1996, Mae Whitman played Sarah, a Girl Scout whom Ross accidentally knocks down a flight of stairs. The episode, which aired during the sitcom's third season, was titled "The One Where Rachel Quits."
Although Jen and Mae, who's now 34, didn't share screen time, the "Morning Show" star made a memorable impression on the former child actress.
As luck would have it, both women appeared on "Live with Kelly And Ryan" on March 22 to promote their latest projects: Jen's action-comedy "Murder Mystery 2" and Mae's Hulu series "Up Here." At first, it seemed as though Jen wasn't aware that she and Mae had previously crossed paths on "Friends."
"I was on 'Friends.' I played the girl that gets knocked down the stairs with the Girl Scout cookies," Mae said.
Jennifer grabbed Mae's arms and replied, "Oh my God!"
"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," Mae continued. "And you were so kind and you hugged me. Thank you. It's always stayed with me."
Clearly moved, Jen said, "I'm so glad you're good." As they hugged, Mae added, "It's so nice to see you. You're amazing."
Mae took to Instagram to share a video and a photo from the reunion. In the caption, she shared a memory from her "Friends" stint: "I wept hysterically when I wrapped the episode and made [Jen] a Christmas ornament anyway," she wrote.
On her Instagram Story, she noted, "Jennifer Aniston changed my life."