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Reese Witherspoon Just Shared an Iconic Childhood Photo from the ’80s

Reese Witherspoon has been offering up some incredible throwbacks recently, but this one might be her best yet.

The Big Little Lies actress posted a rare photo from her childhood, where she sports some heavy bangs and a pair of Harry Potter-esque glasses. In the caption Witherspoon said, "POV: it's 1987. You got your cool new Benetton sweater. You memorized all the words to ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth’ by Belinda Carlyle. Gonna go to a roller skating birthday party this weekend and play Dragon Slayer at the arcade. Eat Whatchamacallits and drink Cherry Cokes. LIFE IS GOOD. #tbt."

The photo features an 11-year-old Witherspoon sitting on some stairs, where she is seen rocking a pair of round glasses, cuffed pants and a black-and-white-striped Benetton sweater with an embroidered ‘B’ on the front.

The nostalgic references in her caption jumped out to many commenters, like Spanx founder Sara Blakely, who wrote: "The cutest!!!! (And can we make over 40 roller rinks chains please?!)." Professional cook Amanda Frederickson commented, "Yes!! And Benetton was my favorite! I now need a cherry coke."

Meanwhile, others just couldn't get over the shot of tiny Witherspoon, like Mindy Kaling who said, "Oh my goodness," or Cindy Crawford who put: "The hair! Love it!"

This is certainly not the first time the Legally Blonde actress has shared some vintage pics on her Instagram. In just the past few months, we've seen shots of Witherspoon in elementary school, as a girl scout and even when she was a brand-new mom in the ‘90s. While her style may have evolved over the years, it's wild how little her face has changed.

Please keep the throwbacks coming, Reese.

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