Five Reasons Ian McKellen And Patrick Stewart’s Epic Bromance Is Just What The World Needs

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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

Enjoying a scary ride at Coney Island

Sitting on Santa’s knee

And ringing in the New Year with a bang

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.

Ian McKellen Minister

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Ian McKellen officiates Patrick Stewart's wedding

[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

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

[Photo by Andy Gotts]

At Comic-Con

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen at Comic-Con

At a panel conversation

Conversations with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

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.

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.

Bonus Round

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen on Coney Island

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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]