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This "Harry Potter" Anniversary Will Make You Feel Old And Emotional

Just look how far they've come.

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In case you needed a reason to feel emotional today, it's been fifteen years since the Harry Potter film castings were announced. Fifteen years. FIFTEEN. YEARS.

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Back then, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint had no idea how much their lives were about to change. They were just ridiculously cute.

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I mean, come on.

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During the press call following the casting announcement, all three of them gave perfect answers to the question of what they'd spend their first pay cheques on.

And it's kind of amazing that Emma's continued to be sensible, while Rupert legit bought an ice cream van a few years ago.
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And it's kind of amazing that Emma's continued to be sensible, while Rupert legit bought an ice cream van a few years ago.

They had no idea that they would become friends, and that we would watch them grow up before our very eyes.

They looked adorable at the film premiere for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone back in 2001.

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And blossomed into ridiculously attractive adults by the time the premiere for the final film came around.

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But if you really want to be hit in the feels, just look how emotional they were on the final day of filming.

Brb, crying forever. 😭 💔