"Kids, throw another battery on the virtual fire and gather around. We want to tell you the story of the 2005 MTV Movie Awards. Jimmy Fallon was hosting, fresh off his Taxi remake with Queen Latifah. Don't laugh, that movie actually happened. Anyway. People were obsessed with these movies called Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls. Yes, we're talking about the same Mean Girls that is now required viewing in schools.
But that's not what we want to talk about. We want to talk about one of Hollywood's most iconic couples: Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Now even though they both moved on to be really happy with other people, back in 2005, they were the only celeb couple that mattered. And they had a moment during the MTV Movie Awards that to this day in 2078, is still the most romantic live TV moment of all time."
Memorize that speech, everyone. If you watched Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling accept their Best Kiss award in 2005, either live or on YouTube, then you'll want to be telling the tale of their passion for years to come.
We were all blessed to have witnessed this moment. And while it's now tradition for Best Kiss winners to makeout onstage while accepting their awards, there will never be anything so purely beautiful as The Notebook costars displaying their love in front of MTV, Lindsay Lohan and the rest of the world.
With the 2016 MTV Movie Awards just around the corner, we thought it to be only proper to relive the best 60 seconds in that show's history. Let us paint you a word (and GIF) picture.
Rachel and Ryan were up against these movie kissing couples:
•Natalie Portman and Zach Braff, Garden State
•Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
•Jennifer Garner and Natassia Malthe, Elektra
•Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch, The Girl Next Door
No one was surprised when they won, but they still handled it adorably and humbly:
Notice the hand on the small of her back as they walk up to the stage:
Rachel prepares for the big moment.
Is she wearing a corset? Well, weren't we all wearing corsets as tops back in 2005?
Strapless tops are a girl's nightmare. Even for someone like Rachel McAdams:
Then Ryan does this:
And our pants magically fall off.
As these two lovebirds stroll toward each other, Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved" swells in the background:
And then, this:
PURE, UNADULTERATED PASSION:
Same, Lindsay Lohan! SAME.
Ugh, the way he grabs her hair just kills us:
And when the kissing finally stops, Rachel just looks at the crowd like, "No big deal, you guys."
But it was a very big deal! Just look how Hilary Duff reacted:
We should have just closed our eyes for good after that moment, because what's the point of eyeballs if we can't lay them upon Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling making out at the MTV Movie Awards?!
You can watch video of Rachel and Ryan's big kiss below:
Maybe this Sunday's show will have two people more adorable than Ryan and Rachel were?
Nope. BRB, dying and dead from celeb couple nostalgia.