It was the end of an era when The Wonder Years – a TV show about a boy from a middle-class suburban family navigating his way through adolescence circa the late 60s – wrapped up for good on May 12, 1993.
Captivated audiences sobbed with the final narration that was synonymous with the show that unfolded, nostalgically.
"Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers, the next day you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul."
"I remember a place, a town, a house, like a lot of houses. A yard like a lot of other yards. On a street like a lot of other streets. And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back ... with wonder."
But like all good things, they eventually come to an end.
Kids grow up.
Fred Savage, Danica McKellar and Josh Saviano, who played Kevin Arnold, Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper and Paul Joshua Pfeiffer respectively, may have gone on with their lives, but they certainly haven't lost touch.
McKellar, who played America's sweetheart "Winnie" and went on to become a celebrated mathematician in real life, recently caught up with two of her former co-stars and tweeted a picture of their lunch reunion.
"I got to see these guys for lunch yesterday - it was so much fun to catch up and hear how their beautiful families are doing!"
"And yes, @joshsaviano, I totally agree - *you guys* are like family... I mean, we DID grow up together, after all."
Saviano, who is now a lawyer, also posted the photo, tweeting:
"The more things change, the more things stay the same, and the more I enjoy hanging out with these 2."
Fans were equally as excited to be reunited with their TV buddies they grew up with.
But they also lamented over the cruelty of aging.
Some were hoping the actors would work together again in another capacity.
The show was introduced to a new generation, and it still holds up.
Is there something they're not telling us?
The Wonder Years, conceived and written by writers Neal Marlens and Carol Black, received instant acclaim, winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1988 after just six episodes.
The then 13-year-old Fred Savage was recognized for being the youngest actor to ever be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series.
After six seasons, the influential show became a benchmark to how other shows are structured and people still fondly recall the impact the show had on their lives.
Indeed, we all got by with a little help from our friends.