William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy had a long-lasting friendship.
February 27th was the seventh anniversary of the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He’ll be forever known as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, the Vulcan who stood valiantly at Captain Kirk’s side through the good and the bad. But he’ll also be forever known as a friend. William Shatner took to Twitter to commemorate the love the two men shared and the connection he’ll always remember to his 2.5 million followers.
With a tweet that garnered 64,000+ likes and over 4,500 retweets, Shatner shared a picture of him and Nimoy hugging one another in an undated photo. Both men are smiling, and Shatner captioned the photo simply. Leonard. 3/26/31 -2/27/15. And added a heart emoji.
There is no denying the connection between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
Regardless of what happened or might have happened in the past (honestly, no one really knows but Shatner, and he has shared what he felt like sharing), Shatner and Nimoy had a strong friendship that anyone can see from the many times the two shared the stage with one another. There is simply no denying the love.
After Nimoy’s death in 2015, Shatner penned the book, Leonard—My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man. It was a powerful and compelling look at behind-the-scenes of their friendship, both the good and the bad. Shatner shared truly personal details about their relationship that was both heartwarming and heartbreaking. And though it highlighted many years of connection, it also serves as a reminder that we all need strong and lasting friendships. Friendships like what Shatner and Nimoy shared are rare and should be cherished, just as what Shatner does when he remembers his friend on the anniversary of his death.