For Friends fans, Ben Gellar was like your six-year-old second cousin who popped back into your life every year or so, every time looking a little bit older, a little less cute and little more awkward.
Granted, your six-year-old distant cousin may have been better looked after by his own dad than Ben’s, with Ben’s own getting married three times in the space of about ten years and Ben appearing next to his dad on the show only a few times more than Ross had weddings.
But alas, we move forward.
Because so, too, has Ben Gellar.
Or Cole Sprouse as he is known in a non-Friends world.
Some people liken it to time stopping, but it’s really just your eyes becoming louder than all your other senses. A sharp and directional focus, as if glasses were put on a face that never knew it was blind. All that white noise had finally ceased, and my mind was able to distill its attention into a single thing for the very first time. You became that first step outside a noisy bar. All this in a look. Just a break from the noise. Just a break. Look at yourself now that the noise is back. You’ve grown a lot haven’t you kid, but you still hold onto those glasses don’t you? A photo posted by Cole Sprouse (@colesprouse) on