Paramount Pictures
Jill Layton
July 11, 2016 5:51 pm

You guys. It’s been 20 years since Harriet the Spy was released in theaters. Do you NOT feel old? The classic childhood film (and the Louise Fitzhugh book it was based on) helped shaped our young lives. Harriet taught us that life can be full of adventures — we just have to create them for ourselves. And it’s important to be nice to everyone along the way, because friendships are an essential part of life.

Even though the film is 20 years old, it’s still relevant to our lives today. We’re just, you know, older.

To celebrate the momentous anniversary, Harriet the Spy‘s star Michelle Trachtenberg posted a sweet tribute to the film that launched her career. And as it turns out, it meant just as much to her as it did/still does to us.

“Twenty years ago today, July 10th 1996, Harriet the Spy opened in theaters. I was 10 years old, this was my first movie, and my dream come true. I will always be honored to have been the girl who brought #harriet to life. The time has come the walrus said…. #hts ‘I want to see the whole world, and I want to write down everything!’ ~ Harriet”

Long live Harriet the Spy and this adorable vegetable dance:

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