It appears that Matt LeBlanc is the clear winner following this week's Friends reunion after Irish viewers took to social media to share pictures of the actor as classic Irish stereotypes.

The six original cast members of the hugely successful sitcom reunited for the first time in 17 years on Thursday night to almost universal approval from fans and critics but one shot of LeBlanc in a typically laidback and chilled-out pose seems to have captured the hearts and minds of the great Irish public.

Aurora Mulligan and Matt LeBlanc attend the screening of Episodes at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/FilmMagic)

And it seems that Matt, whose girlfriend, documentary filmmaker Aurora Mulligan, is from Fermanagh, is more like Joey Tribianni that we first thought.

Viewers have posted one particular shot of the 53-year-old actor with captions comparing him to everything from "your uncle when your parents forced your 6 year old self to stand up in front of the adults after a family dinner and sing a song you just learned in primary school" to a middle-aged Connell Waldron in a 2048 sequel of Normal People.

He certainly looks like the kind of guy who will always be there for you.

Here's the best of the stream of Matt memes. This is never going to stop, is it . . . ?