Dan And Phil Met 7 Years Ago Today So We’re Emotionally Distressed RN

19 October 2016, 14:23 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:38

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

Don't talk to me right now.

Guys, today is really emotional. It has officially been 2,555 days since Dan Howell and Phil Lester met for the very first time. On Monday the 19th of October 2009 at 9.10 in the morning, Dan jumped on a train from Reading to Manchester to meet Phil for the very first time after hanging out on the Internet together. And over the next 7 years, something magical happened...

In addition to that train only costing Ł50 (thanks Brexit), Dan meeting Phil has officially changed the course of history and we could not be happier to share this moment with the rest of the Phandom. Below, we've gathered some of our favourite Twitter moments from the true people who have been there since day one.


So, grab some tissues and put on your cat whiskers because we're about to recap the happiest moments from the last 7 years in just a couple of tweets. HOW IS THIS REAL LIFE ANYMORE?!


This is the official origin of Dan and Phil. With this train ticket, magical things have happened. #ThankYouTrainline

We all know Phil was the reason Dan started his YouTube channel, but can we thank him for so much more?!

People on Twitter keeps creating all these montages of the two growing up together and my fragile little heart was not prepared for it.

Conquering the world with books, movies, documentaries, live shows and onesies. How the hell do two people become so lucky?!

Remember that iconic image of them meeting for the first time? Well this is them reenacting it and breaking my soul apart into 178 equal pieces.

In one single gif, this sums up the entire Phandom today. Never ever forget the 19th of October. It's a day for the history books.

And that's it folks! For another 365 days - Happy #7YearsOfDanAndPhil! We'll see you all for the 8th anniversary.