Trilby Beresford
Updated December 09, 2016 10:17 am
Instagram/Ariana Grande

It’s almost the end of the year, and some good things are sadly coming to an end. Like the awe-inspiring Hairspray: Live, which aired on NBC earlier this week. And in our humble opinions, it was epic.

And Ariana Grande wrote a sweet goodbye message to the cast and crew, which is making us feel things deep inside.

We were thrilled when she joined the cast as Penny Pingleton (even though her role should have included major solos…if only we were in charge). Now that it’s over, she’s gonna seriously miss her musical family, which included the likes of Kristen Chenoweth, Ricki Lake, Jennifer Hudson, and more.

Awwwwww. This is making US cry! She went on to express how grateful she is to have played one of her “favorite roles in the world,” met these “incredibly beautiful people,” and sing the songs that she “grew up singing religiously in the car every day in the way to school.” We are super happy she got to do these things, too.

Here she is with co-star Jennifer Hudson, going in for the big squeeze.

Even though this is a sad time, we must wipe our tears and look to the future, which will inevitably include more musicals!

As for Grande, she’s just been nominated for a Grammy, so we’ll be seeing plenty more of her as well.

Love you, Ariana. Keep your chin up…more great things ahead!