We love seeing evidence that the Pretty Little Liars stars are friends in real life and, luckily, it isn’t hard to find. Exhibit A: this Instagram photo of Ashley Benson (Hanna) and Shay Mitchell (Emily) embracing on Shay’s birthday. We love PLL love!

Shay tweeted the pic of the two co-stars hugging as Ash plants a kiss on Shay’s cheek last night with the line, “Love me some shmeeeeee!” and the tag “#Birthdaylove.” Both Ash and Keegan Allen (Toby) made birthday Keek videos for Shay as well. This makes us happy.

Emily and Hanna have always had a close relationship on PLL, with Em living with the Marins while her mom was out of town visiting Emily’s father. The Fields returned the favor this past season. Hanna stayed over Emily’s when her mother was in New York City for a conference. It warms our heart to see these two lovely ladies hanging out in real life, too.

There’s lots of evidence the two PLL stars are good friends. Last month, Shay tweeted a pic of she and Ash on set together, having fun despite filming late into the evening. That was less than a week after this silly pic of Shay giving Ash a piggy back ride during filming of Season 4, Episode 1 hit the Twitter. And we can’t not mention when the girls hung out at prom together way back in 2011.

Are you as pleased as we are that Shay and Ash get along so well outside of the show? Are you Team Hanily? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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