Vinny Guadagnino hung out in the audience at America’s Got Talent recently with his cousin, Gia, and guess who he ran into backstage? Former Spice Girl and judge Melanie Brown… otherwise known as the woman of younger Vinny’s dreams.

Vin cozied up to Scary Spice herself in a super cute pic that hit us with a wave of 90s nostalgia. “Got to hug my childhood crush tonight @officialmelb thanks to @nbcagt,” said Vinny. “Great show!” The picture is so adorable — we love the excited grin on Vinny’s face! He’s totally fanboying out.

Just try to imagine a young Vinny listening to the Spice Girls. Or maybe he was just a fan of their music videos, where he could see the five ladies get down to and shake their groove thing.

And unsurprisingly, his love for Mel B. isn’t one-sided. Mel has mentioned that she’d like to be a guest on The Show With Vinny, too — maybe next season now that they’re old pals?

What do you think of Vinny finally meeting his childhood crush? Sound off below!