Last year, Brie Larson took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for her harrowing turn in Room. On Sunday night, Emma Stone received the same honor at the 2017 Oscars for her singing, dancing role as Mia in would-be Best Picture winner La La Land. Also last night, we became privy to the actresses' most heartwarming friendship and teared up witnessing their undying love for one another.
The internet is falling in love with these photos and videos of Larson and Stone embracing during last night's ceremony. After Stone's win, Larson came to congratulate her backstage. Their sweet exchange was caught in a candid video posted on The Academy's Instagram. Stone sees Larson and immediately starts sobbing. "Now I started crying," Stone laughs through happy tears. They share a long hug while Stone literally cries on Larson's shoulder. We can't hear what they might be saying to each other, but no doubt they are words of kindness. It's an incredibly emotional and touching scene — many of the comments on the video are from people who started shedding tears just from watching it.
That's not the end of this Oscars romance, though. Larson shared a photo of their epic hug on her own Instagram. "You know what's better than winning? Watching your friends win," she captioned the photo. Our hearts! Larson's support and genuine happiness for her friend is inspiring.
It's not surprising that Twitter has fallen in love with their love. "What a moment my heart can only handle so much," tweeted one fan of their friendship. "Brie Larson and Emma Stone hugging and being cute and adorable i'm crying," wrote another. Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson tweeted, "I regret to have been caught sleeping on the best love story of this awards season," and included a picture of Larson's expression of joy when Stone nabbed the SAG award in January.
As far as we can tell, their friendship only kicked into high-gear on the red carpet this awards seasons, though they could have been low-key besties for longer. Either way, their feelings for each other are clear. We're looking forward to seeing more of this adorable duo in the future.