We could use a box of tissues right about now!
The powerful clip starts off by amping up the nostalgia and taking us back in time, into the homes of families across the U.S. as they watched Idols get crowned year after year!
We see countless kids inspired by FOX‘s flagship show, and watch plenty of aspiring artists practicing their craft.
And we even see Ryan Seacrest‘s very first intro over ten years ago! You know, that one time he had a co-host?
Ch-ch-check out the emotional opening (below), and we dare you not to cry!
The last season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 6 at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.
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