The first 'Friends' reunion photo is out... and it's everything you were hoping for (almost)

Story highlights

  • "Friends" cast reunited at NBC tribute taping for director James Burrows
  • Matthew Perry notably absent due to scheduling conflicts
  • Other mini-reunions for popular 90s TV include snaps from "Frasier," "Will and Grace"

(CNN)The one where our hearts melted.

That's right folks, the "Friends" reunion has happened. Kind of.
    The beloved cast (sans Matthew Perry) of the hit NBC show came together on Sunday at taping of the network's special tribute to TV director James Burrows.
    Luckily, fan girl Kaley Cuoco (better known as Penny from CBS hit "The Big Bang Theory") was on hand to capture the moment and share it with us mere mortals.
    Cuoco uploaded the shot to Instagram which features her and TBBT co-stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Simon Helberg posing alongside David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
    Immediately obvious is the sad fact that Chandler is missing with Matthew Perry stuck in London due to a scheduling conflict. The 46-year-old funnyman is currently in the British capital preparing for his debut play "The End of Longing" to open next month.
    "Friends" premiered in 1994 and quickly became one of the most popular sitcoms on TV throughout the late 90s and noughties. Since ending its run in 2004, many sitcoms have tried to fill the gap left by the six piece.
    Debuting three years later, "The Big Bang Theory" stepped up to the plate and has become one of the most popular sitcoms currently on air. The show has already been commissioned through to 2017 and in late 2014 reports emerged the principal trio (Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco) had negotiated a salary bump to "Friends" pay packet territory, earning $1 million per episode.
    "Friends" and TBBT weren't the only shows in attendance. The night was a star-studded occasion with the casts from "Cheers," "Taxi," and "Two and a Half Men" there in support of Burrows. The upcoming special has been timed to coincide with the veteran sitcom director's 1,000th outing behind the camera.
    There was another almost-reunion for the cast of "Will and Grace" as Sean Hayes posted a group selfie alongside former co-stars Megan Mullally and Eric McCormack (minus one Debra Messing).
    Meanwhile former "Frasier" co-stars Jane Leeves showed the love is still strong between Niles (aka David Hyde Pierce) and Daphne by posting a catchup snap from their table.
    "Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows" airs February 21 on NBC.