The Pretty Little Liars series finale aired tonight, marking the end of an era for the show's loyal fans. Bidding goodbye to Ali, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer was more than just a little emotional (yes, I'm crying and I'm not ashamed to admit it).
PLL devotees aren't the only people who are feeling seriously emotional today. The show's leading ladies took to Instagram to share heartfelt posts about their most cherished memories on the show. Just make sure you have your tissues handy.
"The streets of Rosewood will always feel like home. I will hold each of these girls close to my heart always, as I will Emily," Shay Mitchell wrote. "She changed me as a person and I will never be able to say thank you enough."
In a lengthy post, Sasha Pieterse referred to the cast and crew as her #pllfamily and said there are no words to describe the time they've spent together. She also paid tribute to the show's devoted fandom:
"You will always have a place in my heart. When we cried you cried, when we laughed you laughed, when we were scared you were scared, when we were mad you were mad, and when we loved you loved," Pieterse wrote. "We are always in sync and we always will be. Thank you for entrusting us with your time for 8 years. Let us celebrate all the fun and growth we've shared."
Troian Bellisario shared that being cast as Spencer totally shook up her post-college plans in the best way possible, and she learned invaluable lessons during her time on Pretty Little Liars:
"It taught me patience, and how to approach my craft, how to direct, produce, it taught me about collaboration, experimentation, risk, friendship, family, empathy, sacrifice and above all LOVE," she wrote. "Being Spencer Hastings in this crazy world is something I still don't quite understand, but I know it was a rare and beautiful gift. A gift that will continue to give for the rest of my days on this Earth. And I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the people who gave it to me."
Ashley Benson opted for a video in which she thanked the show's fans for their unwavering support. (You're welcome!)
"I LOVE YOU GUYS. Thank you for coming on this journey with me and the rest of the cast for the last seven years," Benson captioned the video. "Without all of you watching every week none of this would've been possible. Pll was an such amazing experience and I am so lucky I got to work with the BEST cast and crew who I am now lucky enough to call family."
Lucy Hale posted a throwback to the day before Season One premiered: and if this pic doesn't give you all the nostalgia feels, we simply don't know what will.
"For me to be speechless says a lot, but I'm finding it hard to find the words to express my gratitude to every single person that made this show a success," Hale wrote. "Sometimes simple is better and I just want to say ...I will miss you Pretty Little Liars."
So. Many. Feelings.