The return of a long-absent "Game of Thrones" character finally came on Sunday, and with it, the start of a beautiful friendship -- or so we hope.
Spoilers ahead! Read on only if you've watched the most recent episode.
Season 7, Episode 5, "Eastwatch," gave us the return of Gendry (Joe Dempsie), the illegitimate son of Robert Baratheon. That, in itself, was an exciting development, but it got even better from there. The blacksmith soon met another man who knows what it's like to be a bastard -- Jon Snow (Kit Harington) -- and the two appeared to form an instant friendship.
While the men settled into easy camaraderie, bonding over their families' shared history, fans were going wild. Many of us immediately threw our support behind the Jon-Gendry friendship, and there are numerous tweets to prove it.
— Joe Negan (@mynameisNegan) August 14, 2017
— Ali Toumekian (@atoumeks) August 14, 2017
Find Someone who looks at you like How Jon Snow looks at Gendry Baratheon pic.twitter.com/hzQRIdOdZp
— Thomas. (@tommybIakes) August 14, 2017
— Long Ho (@Long_Ho) August 14, 2017
Jon and Gendry. A Bromance I never realized I needed. #gameofthrones
— Alabama Bromo (@AlabamaBromo) August 14, 2017
— ﾑ ~ Targaryen. (@SindarMomoa) August 14, 2017
— Haze Moments (@EightEighthsSan) August 14, 2017
The Gendry / Jon Snow buddy comedy is the television event we didn't know we needed. #GameOfThrones
— Matt Grossman (@MGrossman92) August 14, 2017
Jon and Gendry as besties? hell yeah!
— RedTeamReview (@RedTeamReview) August 14, 2017
— Thi ????. (@jonerysstydia) August 14, 2017
— Jennifer Fraze (@jenofthecity) August 14, 2017
Jon and Gendry: Bros Bein' Bros. This fall on HBO. #GameofThrones
— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) August 14, 2017
— Melisandre of Asshai (@TheRedWoman) August 14, 2017
— Bass, no treble (@ifey_in_wa) August 14, 2017
— Namaste Bitches ♋ (@Amanning007) August 14, 2017
Okay. Jon and Gendry fighting together is kinda baller. #ThronesYall
— Melanie Dione (@beauty_jackson) August 14, 2017
— Erica Douglas (@ericapaige240) August 14, 2017
A big, dark cloud hangs over this new friendship, however, as other fans were quick to point out. We can't forget that the story of their fathers is much different than Jon and Gendry know. While Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon were the best of friends, Jon's real father is Rhaegar Targaryen -- a man Robert killed after Rhaegar stole away the woman he loved. Awkward.
Gendry and Jon think their fathers were best buddies when really, Gendry's father killed Jon's pic.twitter.com/2iRqJiM227
— haley (@sergeantdaddy) August 14, 2017
— Dustin Meisinger (@SirBuster) August 14, 2017
We'll see how Jon and Gendry's friendship holds up when the whole truth comes to light. At the very least, we'll always have the memories of their instant bond.