ByS.C. O'Donnell, writer at Creators.co
"Zombies, exploding heads...creepy-crawlies and a date for the formal - This is classic, Spanky." Wah-hoo-wah! Twitter: @Scodonnell1
S.C. O'Donnell

Arrow star Stephen Amell is a beloved figure in nerd culture, and although Arrow has had its ups and downs over the years, Amell's popularity has never waned. Amell's unique appeal is often attributed to his kind, down-to-earth spirit, and his relationship with his fans. Amell is constantly using social media to connect with his fans, and uses it to give them a glimpse into his life beyond his work on Arrow.

If you follow Stephen Amell on social media, you know that he has a close bond with a lot of his co-workers. One of his most notable friendships is with the high king of all that is nerdy, John Barrowman. The two have shared many adorable pictures together, and constantly share their hijinks on their social media accounts.

John Barrowman’s character Malcolm Merlyn is currently yucking it up with the hooligans in the Legion of Doom on Legends of Tomorrow. Although he's killing it on Legends, Barrowman's cross-show role means he hasn't worked much with Amell lately, and the lack of behind-the-scenes shenanigans from the pair has left a hole in the heart of many fans. But thanks to a certain Doctor Who alumni’s 50th birthday, we were treated to one of the best Amell/Barrowman moments of all time.

Amell Strips Down For Barrowman's 50th Birthday

Amell shared this picture on Instagram and Facebook, and no matter how you slice it, this is adorable. Barrowman’s face is priceless! I’m sure Amell did it just for fun, but it is worth noting that Barrowman was tagging his birthday pictures with the steamy hashtag .

Amell had taken to his Twitter account earlier on that day to wish John Barrowman a Happy Birthday, but Amell showing up half-naked to Barrowman's birthday party was a far grander gesture of friendship. This picture also playfully aligns with an interview Barrowman did with We Love Soaps in 2013, where he said this about being hired for Arrow:

"One of the criteria when I got the job: I said to Andrew Kriesberg, I'll go ahead and do it, but you have to write me a scene where Stephen Amell is naked."

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The picture is awesome by itself; however, the comments on the Instagram post are amazing. My favorite comment simply said: "Arrow skipping leg day". Naturally, many of the comments pointed out Amell's enviable physique, and several commenters claimed it was also their birthday & invited Amell to pay them a visit too.

One thing is certain: fans adore Stephen Amell and John Barrowman both separately and as friends. We love seeing them on Arrow together, and we love it even more when they share their friendship on social media. The two have great chemistry, and even though they may never see eye-to-eye on screen, we hope they keep sharing their friendship with us in real life. Happy birthday, John Barrowman — we wish you many more happy years to come!

Which celebrity would you like to present the cake at your birthday party? Sound off in the comments below!

(Source: We Love Soaps)

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