Stop trying, people. Shay Mitchell has officially posted the cutest Throwback Thursday photo ever. Check out the Pretty Little Liars star as an adorable, baby-faced kid!

“#tbt to when I wanted to be a flamenco dancer,” Shay captioned the oh-so-sweet photo of herself as a little kid in what looks like a school pictures. Seriously, though: the cheeks. And, even then, Shay had a shining smile.

Credit: Shay Mitchell Instagram

We’ve long suspected that, as well as adorable, Shay was one cool kid. In this #tbt photo she shared last year, Shay is busting gender stereotypes left and right — playing with a toy truck while rocking a baby bikini. Kid knows what she likes!

We have to admit: all of the PLLers were mega-adorable as children. Ashley Benson was a total dancer-girl, hinting at her future career in show business; Troian was already rocking costumes like the future star she would become; Keegan Allen was perhaps the most beautiful child we have ever seen; and Lucy Hale was pulling off the blunt bang before it was cool.  

Seeing all these mini-Liars is making us wish for a flash-way-back sequence on Pretty Little Liars, that tells the story of how all of the Liars met and what they were like as kids. We’re not sure how this might play into the overall plot, but we’re sure Marlene King can think of something. Consider our request formally lodged.

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!