17 years ago, A Walk to Remember starring Mandy Moore and Shane West premiered, introducing the world to one of pop culture's favorite onscreen romances. Though Moore and West never pursued a relationship offscreen, they've remained friends to this day, as evidenced by an absolutely adorable memory Moore shared with E! News.
Shane, who is now an actor on Gotham, was sitting down for an interview with E! to reminisce about his time shooting the classic romance. He spoke of Moore, now a star of This is Us, saying:
"Mandy was phenomenal and my best friend when we were working on that."
That's when E! decided to surprise the actor with a video message from Moore!
Mandy's message to Shane was short, simple, and very sweet:
"Hi Shane! Happy 17th anniversary—I know we exchanged some Instagram DM's about the big event, but congrats on everything you have going on in your world and let's...like...hang, dude! Let's go get some coffee and catch up, because it's been too long. Like we need a good one-on-one hang. So, um, let's do that! Have a good one!"
Fans were delighted that the pair are still good friends!
Mandy Moore and Shane West reunion?!!! 😍😍😍— Jhayson (@Jhayson)1550241111.0
wait,what??? Mandy Moore and Shane West reunion??? and its after 17 years?? lol— leiz (@leiz)1550239310.0
I have a lot of feelings about Shane West commenting on Mandy Moore’s Instagram post https://t.co/EKZmlsne4o— Lindsay (@Lindsay)1550145857.0
And of course, West and Moore's "conversation" had many social media users thinking about their love for their movie.
@enews Call me dumb, but i still feel the same pain i felt the 1st time i watched ds movie💔— anne ventures (@anne ventures)1550198383.0
@enews @shanewest @TheMandyMoore one of da greatest love stories till date. I have seen the movie multiple times &… https://t.co/sdCQZiGhmb— O_1608 (@O_1608)1550198253.0
@enews "My only hope" is still one of my favorite songs! Loved this movie! ♥️— Jasmyn Marrale (@Jasmyn Marrale)1550198240.0
The small hello reminded Shane of the day Director Adam Shankman took the pair aside and told them:
"Prepare for the rest of your lives to be changed."
The movie would change both of its stars career trajectories forever:
"We hadn't had anything that had been a success like that, so that will probably be on of my favorite memories."
@MYXphilippines ohhh my!! Mandy Moore and Shane West of A Walk To Remember...OMG!!!♥♥♥— Wendylyn Alquizola (@Wendylyn Alquizola)1550236411.0
Could there be a better excuse to re-watch A Walk to Remember? I don't think so!
A Walk to Remember (2002) Official Trailer #1 - Mandy Moore Movie HD youtu.be
@enews We need a sequel!! Oh wait— ashley (@ashley)1550202138.0
Or if not their old work, perhaps we should catch up with Moore and West's new shows!
Gotham Season 5 Trailer | 'Movie' | Rotten Tomatoes TV youtu.be
THIS IS US Season 2 Official Clip "First Look" (HD) Mandy Moore NBC Drama Series www.youtube.com
Perhaps the pair will see each other in person...on the set of This is Us! One can only hope.
‘A Walk to Remember’ reunion... on #ThisIsUs?! 😱 https://t.co/88S8wkKuPT— Entertainment Tonight (@Entertainment Tonight)1550115000.0