Why Rachel and Joey should have ended up together


Think you know everything about Friends? Think Rachel and Ross were totally meant to be?

Think again, because this passionate Twitter rant argues that Rachel and Joey should have ended up together all along. User @kaneandgriffin, whose name is Claire, got tired of people hating on the Rachel/Joey storyline, so she gifted the Twitterverse a 100-tweet-long thread defending the pairing.

Buckle up for a long journey into Friends. These are the highlights.

First, Claire argues in defense of Joey as a genuine friend.

Next, she demonstrates that Joey actually developed as a character and love interest for Rachel in ways that Ross never did.

And guess who supported Rachel’s career all along?

As for Ross…

It makes so much sense that Rachel and Joey did what the best couples do—they built each other up.

Rachel and Ross, not so much.

The conclusion?

Claire told BuzzFeed she has shipped Rachel and Joey for a long time, and she was never happy with the way the series ended.  

Apparently there are a lot of people who support her theory.

“I thought I was talking to about 10 people, then I finished the thread and had almost 800 new notifications. There are clearly a ton of stealth Rachel/Joey shippers out there!” Claire, the user behind the epic, told BuzzFeed.

Read the whole thread here.

H/T BuzzFeed

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.