Four years after its entire 10 seasons were dumped on to Netflix, Friends (or F.R.I.E.N.D.S. if you were trying to find it that first day) will depart the streaming platform. 🎶They'll be there for you🎶... until a complex streaming contract system says they cannot be. Update: Netflix now says that the show will be available through 2019. See more details below.

According to Business Insider, the Friends will likely just relocate; they believe the series "will be included on AT&T's upcoming service, which is expected to launch in 2019. AT&T bought Time Warner earlier this year, and was swift in making known its strategy going forward." (ICYMI, many are concerned that AT&T will destroy HBO — which they now own — with a quantity over quality Netflix model.)

With everyone launching their own streaming platforms, Netflix will be losing more and more movies and shows, and become a less desirable streaming destination... unless they can produce more quality original programming. You know, more Bojack, less Christmas Prince.

Anyway, you have until January 1st to rewatch any Friends episodes on Netflix before the show makes its PIVOT to points unknown. Let's see what social media has to say!

While Netflix didn't decide to drop Friends, it is interesting that to see how many people rely on this show for some comfort programming:

Update: Netflix has heard the cries of the people, and they have responded with a year long extension: