Charlie Puth Pays a Musical Tribute to ‘Friends’ Chandler Bing Fame, Matthew Perry

Published 10/30/2023, 9:59 AM EDT

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When the theme song of the NBC sitcom sang, “Someone to face the day with, Make it through all the rest with, Someone I’ll always laugh with, Even at my worst, I’m best with you,” every Friends fan felt it. Because the show has always been there for them when it was not their day, week, month, or even year. However, with the shocking demise of Matthew Perry, who portrayed Chandler Bing in the sitcom, the experience of watching it will never be the same.

As fans grapple to make amends with the great loss, Charlie Puth struck perhaps the sweetest of chords as he paid tribute to Matthew Perry during his live concert.

Matthew Perry received a melodious tribute from Charlie Puth

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Charlie Puth was hosting one of two shows in Melbourne, Australia when he received the devastating news of the 17 Again actor’s demise. During his performance, he played the theme song to pay respect to Matthew Perry. Before starting the song on his piano, the singer announced the song he was going to dedicate to someone. “If it makes you think of a person, that’s whom it’s dedicated to,” said the singer and started running his fingers on his piano to play the theme song; ‘I’ll be There for You’.

As soon as he started with the opening music, it did not take long before everyone’s eyes closed to an image of a smiling Matthew Perry as their tongues belted out the theme song. With the melodious “I’ll be there for you” chants, the entire Margaret Court Arena roared. Then the ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ singer transitioned into ‘See You Again’, which was inspired by the death of his friend.

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The 54-year-old actor passed away on the 28th of October, in his apartment. As soon as fans heard the news, they could bear the pain. Fans took to their social media handles to express their heartbreaking emotions. When this clip of Charlie Puth singing the sitcom’s theme song went viral on the internet, fans jumped in to express how they felt.

Fans showered love on beloved Friends actor

Fans, celebrities, and even the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, mourned the sad demise of the beloved actor. The New Yorkers also paid tribute to the Numb actor by laying flowers outside Chandler Bing’s apartment in New York City. While this beautiful gesture moved the entire world, Charli Puth’s musical tribute cast the same effects on the hearts of the fandom.

Fans also acknowledged how Charlie Puth was also a big fan of the show. It only intensified fans’ emotions and made them cry.

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The weekend has already been extremely sad for the Friends fans. Charlie Puth, singing this song, made them even sadder. However, fans expressed their gratitude for this heartfelt gesture.

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Are you also a Chandler Bing fan? What do you think about this melodious tribute to Matthew Perry? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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