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These Buddies In China Live Their Lives According To "Friends"

"My real name is George, but you can call me Joey."

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In i-D's recent minidoc, they discover there is a man in Beijing who has fully devoted his life to Friends, and even owns a Central Perk of his own that you can visit!

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The coffee shop has everything from Chandler and Joey's favorite TV show, Baywatch, to the Lionel Richie album Chandler listened to after breaking up with Janice. He also made a replica of the famous frame on Monica's door.

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But Gunther isn't the only Friends superfan. Groups of buddies in China live their lives through the TV show and meet up at Central Perk daily.

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They each identify with one character, from Joey to Monica. They explained, because of the politics in China, it's hard for them to have a show like Friends.

Don't forget to visit Central Perk the next time you go to Beijing...if ever.

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