Thomas Sangster, Isabella Melling

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Remember the precious little boy from Love Actually? Who asked Liam Neeson what could be "worse than the total agony of being in love?"

Well, it's been quite some time since the 2003 release of that beloved rom-com, but Thomas Sangster (known as Sam in the flick) has maintained every bit of that boyish charm!

The now-23-year-old Brit was spotted strolling through New York City Tuesday, standing much taller than his 12-year-old self. He even had a lovely lady by his side—actress Isabella Melling, known for her roles as Wendy in the kids' show My Parents Are Aliens.

Love Actually

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Thomas didn't really just reemerge out of nowhere, though. He's appeared in movies including Nanny McPhee and Nowhere Boy, and even voiced the cahacter of Ferb on Disney's Phineas and Ferb.

In 2013, he scored a part of Game of Thrones and completely empathized with one of his younger costars, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, telling Access Hollywood, he "reminded me of me because he has this very mature and professional attitude when he's on set, which I always tried to have when I was younger."

"I never wanted to be the annoying kid on set. I always wanted to be treated like an adult and to do that, you have to behave like an adult and he does when he's on set...It was really lovely to work with him and watch this very young person slowly growing up and it did, for a moment, [remind] a bit of me. It's kind of strange."

Strange? Maybe a little. But it looks like things turned out well for Love Actually's little boy!

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