B.J. Novak celebrated his 40th birthday with longtime friends on Wednesday, including several costars of The Office!
The Ryan Howard portrayer rung in the milestone with a few of his former castmates — Mindy Kaling, Jenna Fischer, and Angela Kinsey.
Novak wrote on Instagram alongside a carousel of photos from the mini-reunion:
“What a wonderful birthday to celebrate with so many people who make my life what it is – thank you to literally everyone in it for your ❤️ in @‘s and IRLs. Grateful.”
In May, the Late Night star revealed her ex is the godfather of her 17-month-old daughter Katherine Swati. In conversation with Good Housekeeping, Kaling revealed:
“The truth is that B.J. is so much more like family now than a platonic friend. He’s the godfather to my daughter. He comes over like once a week. Sometimes he’ll come over just to hang out with her.”
While not all members of the iconic show were in attendance, one was still brought to mind. For his birthday, the Inglourious Basterds actor received a proclamation (below) for “B.J. Novak Day” from the City of Los Angeles, which noted at the top:
“Steve Carell‘s team declined the opportunity to have his date named ‘Steve Carell Day’”
Dunder Mifflin employees weren’t the only ones in attendance! Bob Saget was also present for the celebration, and pal John Mayer appears to have given a performance.
Ch-ch-check out more snaps from the bash (below):
Along with a collage of snaps with the now 40-year-old, the Half of My Heart singer wrote on IG of his friend:
“Happy Birthday B.J. Novak, aka @picturesoftext. A true original, a man of boundless intellectual POV, and the single most disciplined creative thinker I’ve ever met. Making him laugh is the equivalent of winning that giant stuffed Pink Panther at the carnival. It’s a nice feeling to admire someone this much. HATS OFF TO YOU 🎂 love ya”
Back in December, several stars of the nine-season TV show reunited for brunch and the photo is EVERYTHING, and basically as close as fans will ever get to a reboot!
Ch-ch-check out the amazing snap of all your favorite Dunder Mifflin employees (below):
Some of the old gang got together today… it was so great to see everyone! I turned to Ed and said, “I feel like we are at a family reunion.” He smiled and said, “We are.” ❤️ Thanks Greg for hosting! For those who couldn’t make it… you were missed! pic.twitter.com/DwF42lNGHk
— Angela Kinsey🍩 (@AngelaKinsey) December 3, 2018
Happy birthday B.J.!
[Image via B.J. Novak/Instagram.]