30 Times IRL Game Of Thrones Friendships Warmed Our Wounded Hearts

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Fans have been in a tizzy thinking of the five Game of Thrones successor shows poised to swamp HBO with more George R. R. Martin lore. But that excitement masks a darker truth: After eight seasons, Game of Thrones will leave us once and for all. It’s been confirmed that each successor show will take place in the years prior to the events of Game of Thrones, and won’t feature any of the current cast. That means the end of season 8 will mean an official farewell to our friends.
While their characters dueled and died on screen, the show's large ensemble cast goofed off on set. We have oodles of Instagram proof of their fabulous friendships. If not for this social media PDA, then we may not be able to withstand the torture of the show itself.
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Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner might have the most adorable cast friendship, but they're not the only ones. Get ready to love GoT even more.
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I think this is the first time we've ever seen Varys smile.
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@emiliaclarke
Does this mean Daenerys and Jon Snow are going to rule the Iron Throne together?
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When DROGO and the high sparrow Get together and find peace in #guinness #legend ALOHA j

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An unlikely pairing between Jason Momoa and Jonathan Pryce, aka Khal Drogo and the High Sparrow. It looks like Khal's found a way to cross the Narrow Sea to Westeros.
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Sweet memories.. #spoiler

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Considering what Melisandre did to Selyse Baratheon (and her daughter), this photo of the two actresses smiling is quite jarring.
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@leavecaricealone
Ser Davos and Melisandre have gotten over their differences, it seems.
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@alfieallen
The Greyjoy siblings, friends on and off screen.
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The Kingslayer Brothers. #GoTSeason5Premiere

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@peterdinklage
If only camaraderie came as easily to the Lannister siblings.
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Hubby

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@sophiet
No comment.
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#mophie

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@sophiet
#Mophie forever.
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@emiliaclarke
The ruling queens of Game of Thrones get together.
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Funniest Stealth ride ever with @deancchapman #thorpeparkfrightnight2015

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@isaachwright
As if GoT weren't enough of a roller coaster, the actors who play Tommen Baratheon and Bran Stark went for another whirl.
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Mr and Missbehaving #mophie

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@sophiet
The Stark girls grew up so fast.
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Post-Emmys Pout-off 👍#tbt

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@sophiet
Can I get a "smolder"?
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Behind the scenes

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@peterdinklage
This is a lot.
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Con shenanigans.

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@pascalispunk
Seriously, what's up with the tongues?
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She make me smile goofy @iamlenaheadey

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@pascalipunk
S w o o n.
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@pascalispunk
Oberyn with the puppet master himself.
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Some #GameofThrones family... The legend that is John Bradley- West and the beautiful @sophie_789 #lovetheseguys

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@nathalieeemanuel
Awards shows brings all sorts of characters together.
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Summer is Coming.

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@peterdinklage
This photo screams, "Ibiza baby!"
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Comic Con Album Cover #GoT #sandiegocomiccon @sophie_789 @maisie_williams

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How artistic.
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Sisterly love. #Cersei

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@peterdinklage
Usually Tyrion - Cersei interactions aren't this friendly.
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Happy 30th Birthday Richard Madden! #RobbStark

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@peterdinklage
We miss.
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Pre Conan selfie with this gent @kristiannairn

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@isaachwright
Hold the door?
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What a jokaaaaa @pascalispunk

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@maisie_williams
Proof of Pedro and Maisie's epistolary friendship.
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Blues resolved #mondayblues

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@maddenrichard
A Stark and a Snow.
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SDCC 2015 #CONAN @sophiet @maisie_williams

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@alflieallen
Now that's a selfie.
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Went for a walk. Ran into this guy.

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We are 200% here for this.
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