Octavia Spencer and Josh Hopkins are BFFs. Awesome!

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Last night’s SAG Awards doled out more than a few shockers (Edie Falco used to act as Cookie Monster at children’s parties?!), but one of the most pleasant surprises of the night was seeing Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer bring Cougar Town‘s Josh Hopkins as her date.

The seemingly random friendship, however, isn’t so random. In an pre-SAG interview with Extra, the pair revealed that they both call Auburn their alma mater and have been friends for more than a decade since being introduced by The Help director, Tate Taylor.

“There’s really nothing better than to see your friend’s dreams come true,” Hopkins proudly said of The Help star. “I know people are just starting to discover her, but she’s been working for this for a long time.”

From the Rat Pack, to Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, to Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, it’s fun for us to see our favorite stars sharing more than just a screen. It not only humanizes big screen celebs, it also makes it easier for us to relate to these seemingly untouchable people.

So Popwatchers, let’s play BFF matchmaker. I’ll start by throwing Nick Offerman and George Clooney into the ring. Don’t you think they could bond over woodworking? What off-the-wall celeb pairings would you like to see?

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