Here’s a story that’s sure to make you feel old. The boys from *NSYNC got together to celebrate bandmate JC Chasez‘s 40th birthday this week! Yup, we said 40. JC is the big 4-0. Soooo, how old does that make you? We swear it was like three years—five, max—since we were all screaming at the top of our lungs each time we saw JT’s curly, fedora-wearing head and sweet little face on TV.
And you know what? Despite it being decades since the boys gave us that butterfly-filled feeling, they’ve managed to kind of do it again with a couple of social media posts, and a relatively lackluster rendition of happy birthday that Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirpatrick (okay, lackluster considering who’s singing) delivered to JC Chasez. Oh, and JT is still wearing a fedora…
Now, don’t get us wrong, we love us a good pop-band reunion, but this one was more of a tease than anything. TMZ did post a small snippet of the group singing happy birthday, but snippet’y it was, with the video lasting just seconds.
JT posted a happy birthday photo of the group on Instagram, and though they’re all full-grown adults now, they’re just as adorable as ever.
And Lance uploaded a cute-as-a-button snap of him and JC to his Insta account. We just can’t even!
A photo posted by Lance Bass (@lancebass) on
And Chris Kirpatrick’s tweet was a throwback photo of the band on a red carpet in the aughts. Chris playfully welcomed JC to the “old man club” which, let’s be real, Chris has always kind of been a part of.
— Chris Kirkpatrick (@IamCKirkpatrick) August 8, 2016
And if you want even more of a flashback, visit the band’s official website, which doesn’t look like it’s been updated in about a decade. Heck, it still has a link to Justin’s MySpace page!
So, happy birthday JC Chasez. We love you. Alas, the guys aren’t recording or touring anymore; just posing for some social media and tearing up our hearts (*sigh). If you’re wondering what we want for our birthday, it’s a proper *NSYNC reunion where our fav boy band actually sings a proper song together.