It's been less than six months since Breaking Bad went off the air, but nostalgia for the show is already alive and well. Netflix binge-watches have occurred, tickets to Cranston's Broadway show have been bought, and, if you were a lucky patron of the Cheers bar in Boston last month, drinks were shared with none other than Jesse Pinkman himself. Yet no matter how hard fans of the AMC show tried, nothing filled the hole formed when Vince Gilligan's masterpiece aired its last episode in September. That is, until now — because seeing Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite at the Need for Speed premiere is adorable enough to warm the hearts of even Breaking Bad fans in the deepest stages of grief.
On Tuesday night, Cranston joined Paul at the New York premiere of the latter's latest movie, an action thriller featuring the former Bad star as a street-racer out to avenge the death of his friend. Cranston, who's currently starring as Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway production of All the Way, raced across town after the night's show to catch Paul at the premiere, his presidential hair-dye still intact. The former TV co-stars looked thrilled to be reunited, embracing each other's faces and doing silly poses for the cameras. In other words, it was a typical interaction between Cranston and Paul, whose off-screen bromance was one of the best things about Breaking Bad — and for a show that was nominated for forty-two Emmys during its five-season run, that's saying a lot.
Just look how happy they are to be together again. Those smiles, that hand placement... it's almost enough to make you wish Walt had survived that finale, only so that he and Jesse could have been made up and run away together, cooking meth and driving RVs 'till the end of time.
Check out the adorable photo below, and get ready to add Breaking Bad back into your Netflix queue: