Listen, we love Eva Mendes and all, but we’ll never get over the fact that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are soul mates.
In honor of The Notebook hitting theaters exactly 10 years ago today, we’ve decided to rummage through YouTube and find the exact moment Ryan (Noah) met Rachel (Allie) and their journey of love began both on and off screen.
Fair warning: you’ll probably tear up and ask the love Gods, “Why, oh why, didn’t these two work out?!” after you watch this. If you do, don’t worry — because we did exactly that.
In our minds, it wasn’t over — and it still isn’t over.
Oh, and then you can watch the perfection that is Ms. McAdams nail her full audition below:
NOTE: The Notebook came out just two months after Mean Girls, which also stars Rachel. In that movie, she portrays the fabulous, but evil Regina George — a far cry from her role as Allie. This furthermore proves our case she’s perfect.