Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have known each other since their early days as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon in the U.K. But let’s be honest, they have one of those soulmate friendships that were just destined to happen making the world a better place for it.
Let’s take a look at the evidence.
Men In Hats Selfies Throughout New York
Last year the pair were in New York performing both Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land and for the nine months they were working on it, the world was treated to some of the most adorable pics of two men wearing bowler hats and having fun at a variety of famous hotspots in and around New York ever taken.
Didn’t it just make you want to tag along with them so you could see NYC through their eyes.
Jogging across the Brooklyn Bridge
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) October 9, 2013
Enjoying a scary ride at Coney Island
Sitting on Santa’s knee
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) December 18, 2013
And ringing in the New Year with a bang
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) December 31, 2013
McKellen Officiated Stewart’s Wedding
On September 7, 2013, Patrick Stewart married jazz singer Sunny Ozell and best friend, McKellen officiated.
How incredible would it be to have your BFF officiate your wedding? Think about it — they know you better than anyone and they’d be able to really dig into the moment — apparently there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
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[Photo by John van Pamer]
They Know How To Have Fun
The pair seem to have an endless amount of fun whenever they’re together.
Hamming it up for celebrity photographer Andy Gotts
[Photo by Andy Gotts]
At a panel conversation
That Smooch Of Support
McKellen’s latest movie, Mr. Holmes, opened last week and Stewart and his wife, Sunny, showed up to support him. The pair of friends embraced and shared one of those kisses that suggests congratulations mixed in with a kind of a “gosh, it’s great to see you, it’s been too long” feeling.
— TIME.com (@TIME) June 12, 2015
The Respect And All The Compliments
During the run of Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land, McKellen and Stewart did a Q&A segment for Broadway.com where they asked fan questions to each other and it’s so easy to see the kind of consideration and esteem they have for one another.
This picture seals the deal — they are the bromance to end all bromances. And couldn’t the world always use a little more romance — no matter what shape it takes?
[Featured image courtesy Vanity Fair]