Sweet niblets, we can't believe we're actually writing these words, but 10 years ago today, the first episode EVER of Hannah Montana premiered. That's right, it's been an entire decade since we first were introduced to Miley Stewart and her rock star alter ego Hannah, her loyal best friends and her hilarious family. It's the best of both worlds indeed. Hannah herself, the one and only Miley Cyrus even took to Instagram to commemorate the special day. She shared a text convo between her and Jason Earles who played her brother on the show.
"@realdukeofearles understands the insanity of it all..... Sending love to all my cast members on this anniversary .... To the world it's a celebration of 10 years but for us the journey began way before the world had any clue who any of us are ..... There was a very long auditioning process, and many chemistry reads which really is what sold the show to the producers and channel because no matter what went on over the years, our love for each other was unquestionable.... Even though I feel disconnected to who I was at that time I will always feel eternally grateful for the opportunity and platform I was given .... None of it would have been possible with out every single person who ever contributed to the series .... From regulars , to special guests (and there were many magical ones @dollyparton 💞) to creators, crew , directors..... I am where I am because of loyal fans that I am thankful for and of course love dearly all the new angels who support me now..... Even though HM is chopped up into little tiny pieces and buried in my backyard she will always hold a very special place in my heart!" she wrote.
"Ten years ago yesterday, Hannah Montana aired on the Disney Channel. Yes, this is what 14 year olds used to look like, no teeth no worries. Thank you to everyone who stuck with us all these years, we couldn't have done it without you, and hopefully Mitch still has his "STOP" belt buckle-because fashion. So nice to hear from both of these cutie pies this morning and I'm sure I'll see you both soon. Big, big love. ❤️," Emily wrote.
This is all just too much, especially since Mitchel went and made the sweetest collage.
"When I think of family I think of you girls ❤️ thank you for always being my best and always having my back -Mitchy," he wrote in the caption.
In honor of this joyous day, we decided to round up some classic pics of Miley, Emily, Mitchel and all of the cast hanging out over the years to remind you just how special this cast really is. Click through the gallery above to see the pics and then tell us in the comments what you miss most about the show!