Oh my god, we're back again, and possibly better than ever. 

Nick Carter broke out one of the Backstreet Boys' biggest hits for his performance on Dancing with the Stars tonight, and it was truly a beautiful moment for us, for Nick, and for everyone. 

For the night's theme of "most memorable year," Nick brought us back to 1992, when he was 12 years old and first met the rest of the Backstreet Boys. 

The nostalgia was running high even before Nick and his partner, Sharna Burgess, took the stage, thanks to the appearance of Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, and AJ McLean in the pre-taped package. 

Nick cried in the clip as he remembered what his life was like back in 1992.  

"I came from a dysfunctional family," he explained. "There was a lot of fighting in our household and it broke my heart, you know. I never could fix my family. I really wanted to have that movie mom and dad, that movie family, that when you watch them...and I didn't get that. It was hard for me. It was really hard, and I don't know why I'm crying, this is ridiculous." 

Sharna Burgess Nick Carter, Dancing with the Stars


"Most of his friends that he grew up with are either dead now or in jail," AJ explained. "Everybody kind of took the wrong path. Nick used performing and the arts and music to kind of get him out of that environment." 

"The boys saved me," Nick continued. "They loved and treated me like a true brother." 

Gosh darn you, Dancing with the Stars, for these emotions! 

AJ also joined Nick and his superfan partner, Sharna, in rehearsals for the epic BSB tribute set to "Everybody." 

The dance, in which both Nick and Sharna were clad in studded leather, went over extremely well with the judges, who gave the routine a 27 out of 30, tying with multiple other couples for the high score of the night. 

If you need us, we'll just be watching it a few more times before it's permanently burned into our brains well enough to replay in our dreams. 

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