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Pop Culture Trends From the Early 2000s

These 13 Adorable Throwbacks Will Leave You Crying Nostalgia-Filled Tears

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When Apple creates a time machine, I'm not sure if I want the early '00s to be my first or last stop. So much of it is filled with questionable fashion choices, embarrassing moments, and less-than-quality television. Yet, though I would now never wear a skirt over jeans, I love it. I absolutely revel in the cringe. I get a warm, fuzzy feeling when I see pictures of Ashley Tisdale on a red carpet or listen to a teen-angst-filled Avril Lavigne song. Growing up at the turn of the 21st century was a gift that I wouldn't give up for the world. A sparkly, cheetah-printed, bedazzled gift. If you're not crying at the end of this, then you might not be human. Whether those tears are from laughter or nostalgia, we may never know.

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