Nothing can bring a group of people together quite like nostalgia. From Tamagotchi’s and Furbies to Disney and Nickelodeon – early 2000s toys and TV shows like Blues Clues taught us about responsibility, growing pains, friendship, sharing and sparked our imagination.
Luckily, despite growing up and out of Saturday morning cartoons, those wholesome memories of captain crunch and footie pajamas remain, not only for us but for the hosts of these shows – one of which, just posted a video reflecting on their screen time.
25 years after first appearing as a quirky pet owner and resident BFF, Steve, the actor (also legally named Steve) posted a video of himself addressing grown-up fans of the show – most of which are now in their mid-20s to early 30s.
— Nick Jr. (@nickjr) September 7, 2021
Wearing his familiar green striped shirt, Steve spoke directly to viewers in the same way he did through the screen when we were hardly old enough to tie our shoes and congratulated us for coming as far as we have, thanking us for sharing that time with him and understanding when he abruptly left for college.
To say that the internet blew up would be an understatement. Celebrities, politicians, athletes, parents, college students, and everyone just figuring it out, were hit hard by the heartwarming message.
Here are just a few of Twitter’s reactions following the post.
Not Steve being proud of me 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/dEAVmzmZ7N
— Bri ✨ (@storymodebae) September 7, 2021
Wow we all needed this today pic.twitter.com/8ENN6TVH0F
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 7, 2021
I didn’t even know I needed Blues Clues closure until now. https://t.co/UJGnnto11i
— Virginia’s Very Own (@Dvrryl2times) September 7, 2021
Things have changed a lot since you left, Steve, but we’ve always believed in you, who believed in us 💚
— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2021
and here I am, a full-grown adult, crying over this video. Blue’s Clues was my favorite show as a kid, I still remember watching it in my grandma’s old house, and I truly hope Steve knows how much his place in our childhoods meant to a lot of kids.
— Timevirus (@Timevirus1) September 7, 2021
My daughter sent this tweet to me very emotional, and that got me emotional too! She LOVED Blues Clues (we both did).Here she is at her 3rd Birthday ( Blues Clues Theme) she’s now a 3rd Year Med student! Thank you for being a positive part of my kids lives! pic.twitter.com/XfXlM7bDBc
— Terri BoraⓂ️ (@venee_b) September 7, 2021
Steve & Blue,
Thank you for being a friend to all of us. You taught me kindness, creativity, & friendship. You taught me that I could grow up to be anything I wanted if I put my mind to it.
Thank you for being there for us before we knew just how much we needed you. 💙 pic.twitter.com/2tBANkKsHG
— Colleen Garrison (@collee_een) September 8, 2021
AIN’T NO WAY MAN.. STEVE GOT ME CRYN AT WORK 😭😭pic.twitter.com/fjGFBVSzU4
— Stephanie Hypes (@StephanieHypez) September 7, 2021
Who knew that this is exactly what we needed this week?
Happy 25th Birthday Blue – and thank you, Steve… we also never have and never will forget you.