'The Goonies' cast had an online reunion and it's everything our Gen X hearts could hope for

There are plenty of movies associated with Gen X—thanks, John Hughes—but perhaps none is more definitive than The Goonies. I mean, a group of unsupervised kids exploring dangerous places and constantly arguing with each other while trying to stick it to The Man? What could be more Gen X than that?

(Also, I tried to show it to my Gen Z kids and they hated it. So yeah, totally a generational thing.)

All these years later (holy cow, 35 years?!) the original cast has been brought together by Josh Gad, whose voice you'll recognize as Olaf the snowman in Frozen. And the reunion couldn't be more perfect.




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If you've wondered what ever happened to Chunk, Brand, Mouth, Data, Mikey, Andy, Stef, and the Fratelli brothers, here they are. Gad brought together everyone via video call—even Steven Spielberg who wrote the story the movie is based on.

It's the reunion we didn't know we needed. Chunk sitting on a throne. Josh Brolin looking like a silver fox. Corey Feldman barely looking like he's aged at all. They share behind the scenes memories. They share little known facts about the movie. The cast even recreates some iconic scenes from the movie.

So fun. So nostalgic. Such a good way to spend 26 minutes of your Gen X-perfected pandemic home time.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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