Nothing beats that feeling of nostalgia that hits us whenever we flip through the pages of our old photo albums. There's just something about those silly baby pics, awkward prom portraits and hilarious family candids that get us every time. But for some people, simply looking at old pics isn't enough to truly appreciate their fondest memories. Some have gone as far as recreating their funniest throwback photos, and even celebrities have joined in on the trend.
These stars pretty much nailed their recreations, down to every detail. While some took inspiration from their childhood photos, others recreated their most iconic looks from past films and shows. Plus, cast members from shows like Boy Meets World and The Office have reunited to remake well-known gems. As much as we've enjoyed seeing their comparisons, we imagine that they had even more fun trying to relive their favorite memories.
The very first pics that Will posted to Instagram were from his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Though he had quite a few awesome moments, our favorite by far was when he recreated an intro scene from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with Ellen's help. Is it just us, or does it look like the actor barely aged??
On his mom's birthday, Justin shared an emotional post about how much she truly meant to him. Not too long after, he revealed that his mom sobbed after reading it (honestly, all of us did). So the two decided that they just had to recreate the precious photo.
Along with the original pic, he shared: "My mom is my mirror and reflects so much of me back to me when we’re together and I’m so grateful for her and everything she taught me and continues to teach me. So while today it may seem like the world is celebrating me… they should really be celebrating her. She’s the one who went through 35 hours of labor to bring me into this world."
Zack Morris and A.C. Slater had a little reunion when Mark-Paul Gosselaar appeared on Extra to discuss his series, The Passage. While on the show, he and Mario Lopez just happened to recreate one of their old scenes and the pics are pretty much identical. Citing the popular glow-up challenge, Extra's Instagram account shared: "We see your #10YearChallenge, and we raise you this #30YearChallenge with #MarkPaulGosselaar and #MarioLopez!" These guys aged so well.
The adorable couple celebrated their 10-year anniversary by recreating the most random throwback photo they took when they first started dating. But Katherine added icing to the cake when she shared a heartfelt message for her husband.
She shared: "So when @joshbkelley and I had been dating a few months or so we took the first totally random #royaltenenbaums esq photo. Last night 12 years later we took a second one to commemorate our 10 year wedding anniversary... I don’t often do spontaneously weird things like take random bathtub photos in the middle of the night anymore. But what hasn’t changed, is that burning desire in me to be with this man." Awww!
From the looks of it, Mario not only stayed ageless over the years, but he got even stronger. Courtney Lopez shared this awesome throwback of her husband balancing both her and their daughter, Gia, in the water. But six years later, the trio did that exact pose in the exact same spot, even though Gia had turned six (and grown heavier) by that point. Courtney wrote: "From 6 months to 6 years. Not a baby anymore." Time flies!
We can't get over the fact that he looks even better than he did when he was a part of 98 Degrees. On Instagram, Nick took a little trip down memory lane by recreating an old photoshoot from at least two decades ago. What made it even better was his stellar caption: "How hot is it? Hell if I know, but it sure is sunny..." So yeah, we want Nick to tell us the weather every single day from now on.
As the Oscar-winning actress was enjoying quality time with her family at their cottage in Canada, she decided to remake a cute family pic that was taken when her teenagers, Dylan and Carys, were little. The photo is pretty much an exact replica of the original, where we see a smiling Catherine and Michael Douglas holding their kids in their arms. Understandably, since their children grew too big to be carried, each parent opted for holding one of their kid's legs. Close enough!
Former Thelma & Louise costars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis couldn't let their little reunion pass without recreating their classic selfie from the film. Over two decades after the movie's release, both actresses still look as radiant and glamorous as ever. Susan, who shared the photo on Twitter, added the caption: "Inventors of the #selfie at it again. #ThelmaAndLouise." Our hearts are so full!
Only a few months ago, Jenna shared the most adorable pic of herself with The Office cast. She captioned it: "I had brunch with these oddballs today. Love you #officemates." But something about it looked really familiar, so when she posted a follow-up tweet confirming that they tried to recreate a promotional pic from the show, we weren't too surprised. She captioned the second image: "We were attempting to recreate this photo 🙂 Happy Holidays! We missed you Steve, Ellie, John, BJ, Mindy, Craig, and Kate! We will see you soon!" And then, of course, every fan (including us) immediately jumped to the conclusion that they'd all be doing a reboot.
For the record, there's a 25-year difference between the photos you're seeing here (and no, that was not a typo). The main stars of the show: Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle and Rider Strong, had a mini-reunion when they went to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con last year. During their time together, they recreated one of the promotional pics from Boy Meets World. When Danielle shared this comparison on Instagram we got allll the nostalgia feels.
How CUTE was Liam as a little kid?! In 2017, the former One Direction member captioned his Instagram pic "Still got it," and we couldn't agree more. He couldn't have been older than five or six when that pic was taken. But it's great to see that his love for tattoos and cool glasses never changed over the years!
That little girl who's practically beaming beside Michael Phelps in the first photo is Katie Ledecky. She met the swimmer back in 2006 when she was just nine. But over a decade later, Katie was actually competing alongside Michael as one of the fastest swimmers. So of course, after winning four gold medals and one silver during the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 19-year-old thought it would only be fitting to recreate the throwback pic that once went viral. Except for this time, she and Michael swapped places, where she was busy signing her autograph from behind the table.
In 2017, the famed actress teamed up with InStyle magazine to reimagine her most memorable childhood photos, which included professional shoots and random candids. Regarding this particular throwback, she recalled: "This T-shirt was everything to me. I wore it to every place, party, school event until the appliques actually disintegrated." Talk about adorable!
Remember those iconic pics of Paris hanging out with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan? In an interview, Paris once clarified: "It was just Brit and I out, and then [Lindsay] just like chased us to the car and got in. She wasn't invited." Yikes. But still, it must've been a night to remember because she recreated one of the infamous candids and shared them on Twitter. She added the most perfect caption, referencing Brintey's hit song with "Oops... We Did It Again."
The actress shared these hilarious pics of her and Michael Sheen with their daughter Lily, along with the caption: "Always a baby to me #Lily." But this isn't the only moment that the family reenacted. On the Late Late Show, she also shared a hilarious pic from her daughter's 16th birthday, where they actually decided to recreate Lily's birth. On the show, she explained: "That's why there's so much effort on my face personally. And Lily's doing the 'Yikes I'm coming out of a vagina!' face, and Michael's not doing very much at all, which is quite realistically what the real thing was like." LOL!
The legendary English artist reissued a few of his most popular albums in 2015. Six of them, including Dance Into the Light and Both Sides, were reissued as part of his Complete Studio Collection, "Take A Look At Me Now..." But fans noticed something intriguing about the cover art for the albums. Each of them featured a more recent, recreated version of the originals. So it seems like the singer really wanted fans to take his "Take A Look At Me Now..." title literally. You can check out the rest of his updated covers here.
When Legally Blonde turned 15 in 2016, Reese celebrated the occasion in the best possible way: By recreating her most iconic scenes and looks. On social media, she shared clips and photos of herself in Elle's glamorous outfits and, honestly, she looked like she barely aged. In this vid, she recited one of her most memorable lines: "Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed." And of course, she even did the famous bend and snap, saying: "That is still the most asked request I get from people. I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95."