8 Reasons Why We All Need A Friend Like Joey Tribbiani

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While each of the character from FRIENDS has been special in his or her own way, Joey Tribbiani has been, without a doubt, the most special.

 

Always considered the ludicrous and goofy womanizer, Joey is a man with a golden heart, a loyal friend and the one who is selfless enough to sacrifice everything for his loved ones if it’s the need of the hour.   

 

The only occasions when he actually acted a little selfish was when it came to his food, and that’s completely understandable because we all know, “Joey doesn’t share food!”

 

Well, needless to say, if I were ever lucky enough, I’d love to have someone like Joey Tribbiani in my life.  

 

These 8 reasons will make you believe why we could all use a friend like Joey in our lives:

 

1. He chose Phoebe’s friendship over dating Ursula.

1. He chose Phoebe’s friendship over dating Ursula.

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Joey doesn’t shy away from letting everyone know that he loves women and, as it happens, it doesn’t take him much time to please them. That’s probably why, on every second episode of Friends, we’d see him with a potential hook-up or girlfriend.

 

So, when he charmed Ursula (Phoebe’s twin sister), and after he actually fell for her too, we thought Joey had finally found someone he’d be dating for a long time.

 

 But when he had to choose between Phoebe and, he didn’t even hesitate twice in choosing Phoebe, making all of us love him even more.

 

2. He kept ‘Mondler’ a secret.

2. He kept ‘Mondler’ a secret.

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Even when Joey couldn’t handle keeping things a secret from his friends, he tried his level best not to tell anyone about Chandler and Monica.

 

In fact, he even took all of the heat for them and diverted everyone’s attention from Chandler and Monica to himself. I'd definitely want a friend who could keep secrets for me!

 

3. He waited to talk to Ross, before hooking up with Rachel.

3. He waited to talk to Ross, before hooking up with Rachel.

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Joey was madly in love with Rachel and when he found out that Rachel feels the same way about him, he didn’t act on it. Rather, he first wanted to talk to Ross about it and make sure that he doesn’t have an issue with their relationship.

 

Because, bro code you guys!

 

4. He let Chandler and Kathy date.

4. He let Chandler and Kathy date.

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When Chandler fell in love with Joey’s girlfriend Kathy and even ended up kissing her, Joey felt a bit offended at first.

 

But after seeing just how sorry Chandler felt for his actions, he gave him his permission to date Kathy. He kept his feelings aside, and was happy to see that Chandler was with someone he likes.

 

5. He spied on Monica to check if he’s cheating on Chandler.

5. He spied on Monica to check if he’s cheating on Chandler.

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Remember when Chandler came home without informing Joey so that he could spend more alone time with Monica? Well, Joey thought Monica was having sex with a stranger and so he actually spied on her until he came across the truth! If there was ever a best friend we all could do with, it’s Joey!

 

A friend who looks out for you. I want that!

 

6. He let Rachel and Emma move in.

6. He let Rachel and Emma move in.

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When Joey couldn’t even afford living alone, he still decided to take in Rachel and Emma because Ross was being selfish. Well, only Joey could have done such a selfless thing, but considering just how much he loves his friends, it’s not surprising in the least.

 

7. He proposed to Phoebe when he thought she was pregnant.

7. He proposed to Phoebe when he thought she was pregnant.

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Joey may have been naive about a lot of things in life, but he deeply cared about his friends and so it shouldn’t have surprised anyone to have seen that, when he thought Phoebe was pregnant, he actually proposed marriage to her so she wouldn't have to bear with the burden of raising a kid alone. 

 

And when Rachel said that, it wasn’t Phoebe who was pregnant but her, he instantly proposed to Rachel as well. Aww, Joey!

 

8. He gave up eating non vegetarian food for Phoebe.

8. He gave up eating non vegetarian food for Phoebe.

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That’s the biggest sacrifice that Joey Tribbiani possible made during his entire stint on Friends. When Phoebe couldn’t eat anything but meat during her pregnancy, he promised her that he’d turn vegetarian so that no extra animals were harmed and Phoebe could eat non-veg food without actually feeling bad about it.

 

And given how much Joey loves his food, that's a real sacrifice you guys. 

 

Oh Joey, you are love!