Actor and producer B.J. Novak may no longer be dating Mindy Kaling, but he sure knows how to make his former Office costar feel special.
After the release of Kaling's new film, Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, Novak posted a heartfelt tweet congratulating Kaling on her recent successes and commenting on how far the actress has come.
Novak, 38, noticed a magnificent display in a prominent location promoting the movie, which premiered last week.
"When I met @mindykaling she lived in a small apartment on Fairfax Ave," Novak wrote about her humble digs a few years ago. "This is what's in front of that building today. Congrats Mindy and a future congrats to all those who see you in it and are inspired to do great things."
When I met @mindykaling she lived in a small apartment on Fairfax Ave. This is what’s in front of that building tod… https://t.co/92EmjwNOOi— B.J. Novak (@B.J. Novak)1520624023.0
Kaling, who's also a new mom, responded to Novak's tweet, "Oh my god I'm like full crying. I will never be mad at you again."
Oh my god I’m like full crying. I will never be mad at you again https://t.co/aaikJtxSYC— Mindy Kaling (@Mindy Kaling)1520641280.0
Twitter users responded as if the two had rekindled their Office roles. Fans want Kaling's Kelly Kapoor & Novak's Ryan Howard to get together again — in real life.
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime https://t.co/F3bz2ADlPu— Elise (@Elise)1520624348.0
The sweet exchange on Twitter happened after the pair attended the Vanity Fair Oscars after party.
Whether or not the two of them are romantically involved in each other's lives is a bit of a mystery, but Kaling has described their "weird" friendship.
In 2015, she told In Style:
I will freely admit: My relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell. He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend.
I guess you could describe our relationship as a 'romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,' but I don't think Facebook would accept this as a new status.
#TheOffice fans: This is the moment you've been waiting for! 😍 #Oscars https://t.co/diRRgntGnn— People (@People)1520217951.0
In a 2014 interview with People, Novak summed up his friendship with Kaling as one that is "complicated."
A really complicated person and a really complicated friendship, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
Still, fans of the Steve Carell-helmed NBC show can't seem to dismiss the pair as just BFFs.
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime It can be difficult to separate actors from their characters. I literally firs… https://t.co/hbjExBp3cS— Brian Harris (@Brian Harris)1520643576.0
Ryan & Kelly foreverrrrrrrr https://t.co/oUsse4Eh1n— Cherchez La Femme (@Cherchez La Femme)1520643928.0
Kaling's Mindy Project co-star David Stassen commented on Novak's tweet, saying, "She lived next to a Burger King and didn't even know it. Very sad for her."
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime She lived next to a Burger King and didn't even know it. Very sad for her.— David Stassen (@David Stassen)1520624107.0
Another Mindy Project costar, Ike Barinholtz, couldn't miss an opportunity to have it his way with another dig at Burger King. He wrote, "That BK used to sell a whopper that had a fried chicken breast on top, it was messed up."
@davidstassen @bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime That BK used to sell a whopper that had a fried chicken breast on top, it was messed up— Ike Barinholtz (@Ike Barinholtz)1520629470.0
Fans praised the actress and writer, and thought the shout out from her special friend was well-deserved.
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime She's simply beautiful. . . Royalty at it's finest https://t.co/KabWYX4ZVo— Kamtasia (@Kamtasia)1520628863.0
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime To think I lived on the same street as this woman... How amazing. @mindykaling… https://t.co/R8tpjt7xt4— Meaghan (@Meaghan)1520641741.0
Still, fans want the two to officially LIKE like each other.
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime Please just say you like LIKE her and are together and give us all a W on this Friday.— Sara B. (@Sara B.)1520624344.0
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime Please get married 🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️— Tiffany Pietras (@Tiffany Pietras)1520628290.0
@bjnovak @mindykaling @WrinkleInTime https://t.co/5Yu1oW67Xl— Melissa Muzyczka (@Melissa Muzyczka)1520625614.0