Hollywood star Mandy Moore recently received her Walk of Fame star. And while that might not just make you bring out the tissues yet, a very special guest made a surprise appearance at the ceremony.
Moore's A Walk to Remember co-star made a nostalgic speech and the duo recreated the famous pose from the romantic drama.
He then reflected on their first encounters before providing moviegoers one of the most tragic love stories of them all, reported by ELLE.
“We could have not been more opposite when we met,” Shane began in the video. “I was busy wearing ill-advised clothes and having dubious hair choices and eyeliner and my garage punk band or whatever that was, and you were killing it on the pop star scene, and you had very long, beautiful blonde hair at the time. I was trying to get you to listen to The Clash and the Ramones, and you weren’t very interested in it, but you were sweet about it.”
Despite their differences, West remembers how Moore made him “fall” for her (as friends and co-workers, that is).
“Not only was this film a wonderful experience in every way, it gave me the chance to fall for this fantastic woman,” the actor continued. “Mandy, you are an absolute gem, your smile is absolutely ridiculous - seriously, it’s ridiculous, and it lights up the room when you walk in - your energy is irresistible, and your heart is second to none. I couldn’t be more proud of you, I couldn’t be more happy for you. Love ya.”
It has been 17 years since the couple’s portrayal of love and leukemia graced the big screen.
The This is Us actor compared the “then and now” photos of her co-star on Instagram and wrote, “Stars have always sort of been our thing. Thankful to @theshanewest for his kind words on this very special day, one which I will never forget. It was a walk (of fame) to remember."
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