We feel all sorts of emotions when we log on to social media to see what is inspiring, aggravating, amusing or otherwise engaging our friends. Because, more and more frequently, we wear our hearts on our digital sleeve for all the Internet to see. It can have the effect of making you feel closer to those you follow or friend.
Take, for example, our relationships with our favourite celebrities. Thanks to the glories of Instagram, we feel like we’re right up to date, like a bestie should be.
This week, we felt plenty of feels from our “friends’” accounts, with family time, birthdays, holidays and throwbacks galore.
Chris Hemsworth dons a Robert Downey Jr. mask to wish RDJ a Happy Birthday
Okay, this is kind of terrifying. How is Hemsworth’s mask so realistic!? You know what they say: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Or, Chris Hemsworth is a stalker. It says that, too.
Beyonce drops new music video to fete wedding anniversary with Jay-Z
It’s been nine years since music’s favourite couple sauntered down the aisle, and to celebrate Bey released a heartfelt new video for her song Die With You. Honestly, we got a little teary (in a good way) over how adorable this stitched together home footage is.
And Beyonce’s mom also sent The Carters her love on their anniversary with a throwback to their wedding.
The Beckham boys hang out at the LA Dodgers’ home opener
Victoria Beckham’s brood of boys spent the day at the stadium, probably eating corn dogs and watching some good ol’ fashioned baseball. How cute are these kids!? They grow up so fast.
Heidi Klum posts wicked retro photo of her mama and pa
No wonder Heidi Klum landed such a statuesque figure–she got it from her mama and her daddy-o, clearly. They’re both so long and lean and beautiful. This proves it: model genes ain’t no joke.
Nina Dobrev posts an adorable throwback of her and Jessica Szohr
These two have been besties for ages now, so this shot of them all baby faced and glowy from seven years ago is the perfect way for Nina to wish Jessica a Happy Birthday. Hey ladies, our birthday wish is for you both to star in a flick together. Pretty please with sugar on top?
Flashing back to 2010. We were so young then. Only friends for 1 year at that point, our livers were relatively undamaged. At least compared to now. Knowing you is dangerous and after 8 years, there are days that I wonder how we’re both still alive. Our friendship is a hazard to us both. It’s Sick, but in a good way. Love you boobs, Happy Birthday PYT. #WereDEFINITELYgettingOlder ❤ @jessicaszohr
Gigi Hadid chops off her golden locks
Belated April Fool’s!! That’s a thing, right? In the photo–which, now that we know is an April Fool’s Day joke, can totally tell she’s got her hair tucked, not cut–has nearly 33,000 comments of fans weighing in on the model’s new style. We admit, we were shocked at first, but honestly, we think she looks just like her stunning mom Yolanda Foster with this faux faux-hawk.