We're not sure what it is about a throwback photo that gets us so riled up, but whenever one of our favorite celebrities posts a snap from their personal archives, it's a definite double tap on our end. Perhaps it's because it humanizes the celebrity in question or even reminds us of a cultural or fashion trend of times past that we're glad we ditched (talking to you, butterfly clips). Whatever the case, if you've got a throwback photo, we want it.
Purely for entertainment purposes, we decided to round up 19 almost unrecognizable throwback photos of some of our most beloved celebrities. From a childhood red carpet moment à la Emma Roberts to a baby portrait of Rihanna (yes, it's adorable and you need to see it immediately), the pictures below are sure to warm your heart, make you smile, and inspire your next #TBT. Enjoy, and if your phone could use a cute new case to make throwing back a more stylish endeavor, then don't miss our roundup of those to shop, as well.