If you don’t already know her (who are you?), Mindy Kaling dominates the world of comedy television writing, bringing us The Mindy Project, Champions, and many wonderful episodes of The Office. We love her for her quick wit, vibrant sartorial choices, and never-ending pop culture savvy.
Many of us are also fascinated by her wonderfully complicated relationship with former costar B.J. Novak. As writers on The Office who dated in real life, Mindy and B.J. also portrayed tumultuous on-and-off lovers Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard onscreen. They’re no longer dating, but their current relationship will give you serious friendship goals (and also make you secretly hope that they’ll start their romance back up).
Here are some ridiculously lovely things that they’ve said about each other that’ll make you gush. Be warned, what you’re about to read is very sweet and will make you want to have a “soup snake” – an alternative to “soul mate” coined on The Office – to call your own.