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Long before Jack and Rebecca Pearson, there was Landon and Jamie Sullivan. We all know the first couple, portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore from This Is Us.

But some will have to take a walk down memory lane to recall who the latter couple was.

Landon Carter was the ne'er-do-well, and Jamie Sullivan was the local minister's daughter from Nicholas Sparks's novel, A Walk to Remember that was later adapted for a movie.

In the 2002 film, Landon, played by Shane West, chose to do the school play as an alternative to getting expelled and met Jamie Sullivan, the local minister's daughter.

As fate would have it, the two fall in love but a terminal illness interferes with their lives and forces them to make a life-changing decision in this coming-of-age drama.

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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.

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