What’s better than a celebrity flashback photo that gives us a glimpse of not only two Glee stars but a High School Musical alum, too? Absolutely nothing.

Lea Michele (Rachel) got nostalgic on May 17 by sharing a pic on Twitter of herself with bestie and Spring Awakening/ Glee co-star Jonathan Groff (Jesse) as they got a visit from a very special guest.

“The awesome @VanessaHudgens visiting me and Jonathan Groff backstage at #SpringAwakening 2007!” Lea captioned the shot. Too cute!

We basically love everything about this photo, starting with that adorable friend-hug that Lea and Jon are sharing
along with those huge smiles on their faces, especially his. And then it’s amazing that Vanessa in that super-cute yellow dress! is chilling backstage with them.

Credit: Instagram


Lea is about 20 in the photo, while Vanessa is a mere 18. This would have been only about a year after the first High School Musical premiere, meaning Vanessa and hottie Zac Efron were a couple and everything was still right with the world. Ah, the late 2000s.

But we’re glad that all three have managed to have unbelievable success since this photo was taken. J-Groff’s new dramedy series was recently picked up by HBO, while Vanessa appeared in this year’s indie hit Spring Breakers — co-starring Glee’s Heather Morris (Brittany)! 

Isn’t it fun to play “Six Degrees of the Glee and High School Musical Stars”?

Source: Lea Michele on Twitter