A true best friend will also be bit jealous if they ever sense that he might be replaced. That was the case in season four, when Carrie starts small talk with another gay gentleman at a club. Stanford states matter–of–factly, “Carrie, don’t fall for him. He’s just another pretty person. He doesn’t love you like I love you.”

But our favorite moment between Carrie and her main man came in season six, when they were crowned the king and queen of the LGBTQ prom. The image of the two together, dancing to Chicago’s “If You Leave Me Now” was as beautiful as a pair of Manolo Blahniks sitting in a window at Barneys.

“Hello, Stanford!” Because we can’t say goodbye, we proclaim. Carrie will always be Carrie’s friend.