Julie Andrews Calls Lady Gaga a ‘New Friend’

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Lady Gaga had already won the Oscars. Now it turns out she has won at life: Julie Andrews is a Little Monster.

“I was deeply honored by the Academy’s lovely tribute to The Sound of Music,” the film’s Oscar-winning star told PEOPLE about Gaga’s show-stopper, which became the night’s most-shared moment on social media, “and especially touched by Lady Gaga’s wonderful performance.”

The legendary 79-year-old star, who inspired a collective round of reverential “awww”s in the lobby of the Dolby Theatre when she took the stage at Sunday night’s show, then added the best spoonful of sugar imaginable.

“I have always been a fan, but last night we bonded and now I have a new friend,” said the star and noted children’s book author.

Even raindrops on roses can’t compete with that.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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