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  • Jennifer Aniston shared several photos from the set of "Friends: The Reunion" on Instagram
  • Aniston shared a photo of her posing for a selfie with her five "Friends" co-stars and a close-up selfie with director James Burrows
  • She thanked fans and said she is "still basking in all the love" from the HBO Max special

Jennifer Aniston is "basking in all the love" following the airing of "Friends: The Reunion" and has expressed her gratitude to fans for their support.

Aniston took to Instagram Tuesday to share photos from the set of the HBO Max special, with one showing her taking a selfie with her five "Friends" co-stars Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow.

Another photo showed Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller on the series, sitting together on the Central Perk couch with Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. Bieber dressed up in Ross' goofy "Spudnik" Halloween costume for a funny cameo in the reunion special.

The third pic was a close-up selfie of Aniston with director James Burrows, while the last image was a drawing of the six main cast members with the message: "Could this be any more of a small outdoor gathering with vaccinated friends?"

In her caption, Aniston wrote, "Still basking in all the love from the #FriendsReunion. Thank you each and every one of you."

"Swipe for... The bazillionth selfie taken with the five of us... When two TOTALLY different worlds collide - @_schwim_’s face says it all ... The legend himself, our director of the first season, Papa James Burrows," she continued.

Aniston's post has received over 4 million likes in just six hours. Fans and celebrities also left red heart, clapping hands and high-five emojis, along with messages of love and support.

"Amazing," Emmanuel Acho commented. "Iconic," Arron Crascall added.

"cried with love and joy and memories," Mert Alas wrote.

"I do wish it was longer though with more cameos rather than Bieber and others," Murad Osmann wrote.

During the reunion, Aniston and Schwimmer confessed that they had a major crush on each other. However, their relationship never went beyond friendship because one of them was always in a relationship.

"The first season, I had a major crush on Jen," Schwimmer said. 

"It was reciprocated," she added. 

Aniston also recently recounted how she almost lost her role as Rachel Green in the series due to her casting on "Muddling Through." During her appearance on the SiriusXM show "Gayle King in the House," the actress recalled Burrows informing her that her other sitcom would be renewed for another season "just to spite this show ['Friends']."

The production had a backup plan for Rachel, and word got out that they were looking for a replacement for Aniston. The actress said she even received calls from friends who were interested in the role.

"I remember my friends calling me saying, ‘I'm auditioning for Rachel. Will you help me with the...' And I was like, what? What?" Aniston recalled.

Aniston chose her role on "Friends" and asked the producer of "Muddling Through" if she could step out of her role as Madeline Cooper. She shared that she was told by her former producer that "Friends" wouldn't make her a star, which turned out to be wrong.

"Friends" ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. The series catapulted Aniston to fame, and many still call her Rachel to this day.

Cast members of "Friends" Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer Cast members of "Friends" presenting the Best Supporting Actor and Actress for a Comedy Series at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards. Photo: Michael Caulfield/WireImage via Getty Images