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Macaulay Culkin finally got his Hollywood star, and it was full of heartfelt nostalgia

The moment included a heartfelt reunion with beloved "Home Alone" star Catherine O'Hara.

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A photo of young Macaulay Culkin and the Hollywood Walk of Fame

With Christmas just around the corner, it feels beyond appropriate that holiday icon Macaulay Culkin would be getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past weekend on Friday, Dec 1st.

It was an adorable moment filled with sweet reunions, emotional speeches and plenty of heartfelt nostalgia as the “Home Alone” actor accepted his long awaited award. Not to mention it left several fans proud to see how much the child star had grown up into a healthy adult.

First off—who better to honor Culkin than Catherine O’Hara, who playfully reminded audiences that she played his “fake mom who left [him] home alone not once, but twice.”

She also credited Culkin’s “sweet, twisted and relatable” sense of humor for surviving childhood stardom after his breakout role.

“Macaulay, congratulations…I’m so proud of you,” she concluded, thanking him for including her in the happy occasion.

Then it was Culkin's turn to stand behind the podium, where he got emotional in thanking his partner Brenda Strong for her support.

"You are absolutely everything. You're my champion," he told her, which made her tear up a bit. "You're the only person happier for me today than I am. You're not only the best woman I've ever known, you're the best person I've ever known. You've given me just all my purpose. You've given me family."

Giving us one last homage to “Home Alone,” Culkin concluded by saying, “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.”

For many, this was the first time Culkin had really been seen or heard as an adult, and it was surprising to see just how similar his voice and mannerisms were to his brother and “Succession” star Keirnan Culkin.

"Just realized I have not heard this man speak since he was 10," one person tweeted.

Others were just happy to see the young kid who brought them so much joy throughout the years was happy and healthy. Culkin’s early rise to fame did not come without challenges with parental abuse, drugs and mental health, but here he was a seemingly well adjusted, full functioning adult. One could argue that’s an even greater accomplishment than a start on Hollywood Boulevard.

Watch his full speech below. It's full of that classic Kevin McAllister charm.