Ariana Grande Marked The 10-Year Anniversary Of "Victorious" With An Emotional Instagram Post That'll Probably Make You Cry

    "I'm sorry for the mushiness but just want to say how grateful I will always be for being on this show and for those years of my life."

    We all need a little something to brighten our day, and what better way to do that than with a little Victorious throwback?!

    Yep, the Nickelodeon show that boosted Ariana Grande to fame marks its 10 YEAR anniversary today, and if you're not in your feels already, Ariana's tribute might just push you over the edge.

    Posting behind-the-scenes pictures from the set of Victorious, Ariana wrote: "I'm sorry for the mushiness but.... [just] want to say how grateful I will always be for being on this show and for those years of my life."

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    Giving a nod to her castmates, she added: "I couldn't have spent my teenage years with a better, more funny, talented group of human beings."

    Ariana joked that even though her Victorious character, Cat Valentine, still "haunts" her today, she only has fond memories of taking on the role.

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    "I really loved playing Cat Valentine (even though sometimes people think I actually still speak and act like that and her essence will lovingly haunt me 'til I die)."

    "I miss getting in trouble [with] my friends [in] the school room and trying not to laugh when we weren't supposed to on set," Ariana continued. "I even miss waking up with red hair dye stained pillows."

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    Back in 2014, Ariana revealed in a Facebook post that dyeing her hair red for Victorious was actually the reason behind her now-iconic ponytail. "I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first 4 years of playing Cat... as one would assume, that completely destroyed my hair," she wrote.

    The singer continued: "I wear it in a pony tail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down...it's all that works for now (AND I'm comfortable for the first time in years)."

    Thanking Victorious creator Dan Schneider, Ariana finished the emotional Instagram post by shouting out her castmates for all the memories.

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    "Thank u @danwarp and to my cast mates for some of the most special years of my life and for bringing all of us into each other's lives. Happy anniversary!"

    Daniella Monet, who played Trina Vega on the show, also posted a Victorious tribute, uploading a picture of the last time that the cast were all together.

    And the show's lead, Victoria Justice, also posted an emotional tribute, recalling how she cried after the first table read because she was so happy to have gotten the role.

    All that's left to do is acknowledge how old we all feel knowing that Victorious is officially 10 years old. Here's hoping to a special reunion sometime in the near future (when we're allowed back outside again)...

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    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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