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By Randee Dawn

On one level, it's hard to fathom that it's been seven years since "Glee" first warmed our hearts (and got us cheering) with their premiere show.

But for then-stars-in-the-making like Lea Michele, it's a whole lifetime of memories ago.

She reminded us of this on Thursday by posting to Instagram an amazing first-season black-and-white photo of the "Glee" cast, taken just a few days before the groundbreaking show's premiere. It's since been liked over 115,000 times.

And while it brings out all of the nostalgic feels we can muster, there's also a sense of sadness in that the tallest member of the group, the broadly smiling Cory Monteith (who was also Michele's love) is no longer with us.

MORE: 'One last thing': Lea Michele honors Cory Monteith as she says so long to 'Glee'

Actress Lea Michele
Lea Michele in May.Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images

Seven years: a short span of time, but longer than you might imagine.

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