Since the beginning of time — or at least since Instagram and Twitter were first introduced to us/took over our lives, attention and phone usage — celebrities like Lena Dunham and Kim Kardashian West have shared a generous amount of too-cute throwback snaps from simpler times, before walking red carpets became a regular job for them.
Some of these same stars have even treated us to a more intimate look at what their lives were like growing up, posting blasts-from-the-pasts in sometimes-grainy video form for their fans. Here, we’re revisiting those same aww-worthy moments, from Justin Bieber first discovering his passion for music to Paris and Prince Jackson making their famous dad proud with an impromptu dance party.
“Something about having been a child, full of pure awe on a dinky ride and crying ‘whoaaa’ to nobody in particular,” Dunham wrote on Instagram, captioning this adorable throwback video. “Something about the safety of my father’s 80s business-casual armpit.” Something about knowing everything I’d do and that would be done to me and that those things really aren’t that different and that my job is to protect this tiny girl and to try and honor the tiny girl inside everyone else. We don’t always get it right. We try again.”
The OG Kardashian Kids
As a birthday tribute to wife Kim Kardashian, Kanye West created this emotional mash-up of family clips that featured the late Robert Kardashian Sr. — the Kardashian patriarch — and his kids, Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob, through the years, before Robert’s untimely death in 2003. Warning: You’re going to cry.
And because we couldn’t resist the cuteness that is baby Khloé dressed up as a bunny, we present to you this throwback gem.
In case you needed a reminder: Bieber was super talented even as a kid and his mom, Pattie Mallette, made sure to capture those extra-special moments to prove it.
For her music video for “The Best Day,” which doubled as a bittersweet ode to mom Andrea, the Grammy winner included home videos of herself hanging out with her mom at their farm.
Paris & Prince Jackson
The siblings and kids of late pop icon Michael Jackson were caught playfully fighting for camera time before Prince busted out a few dance moves and Paris — who shared the video on Instagram in honor of her older brother’s birthday — made funny faces.
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Sure, most of their lives have been documented on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but we’d be surprised if you’ve already seen this video of the Jenner sisters jokingly working out.