Today is Flashback Friday, and also March 8, aka the birthdays of both Freddie Prinze Jr. and James Van Der Beek. We could not have planned this better ourselves because, like, what are the odds of two of our favorite 90's hotties being brought to earth on the same exact day? Granted the guys are one year apart (Freddie's 37 today and James is 36), but still. This is the best coincidence ever.

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So to honor our birthday boys, we figured we'd remind them of their youth via classic pics from their prime, and remind you of why we love them.

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James, of course, has been in quite a few TV shows in the past few years, but no matter how old he gets, he's Dawson Leery. Now and forever. Though we'll admit we kiiinda loved him as Simon on How I Met Your Mother, aka Robin's gross ex-boyfriend from Canada.  James is also a dad, BTW. A hot one at that.

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Freddie was basically the biggest hearthrob in the late 90's when he starred in She's All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and then the Scooby Doo thing happened a few years later where he met his now wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar. The two have two kids together, which is just weird to us, because obviously in our eyes Sarah's still slayin' vampires.

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Which birthday boy did you crush harder on in the 90's? Leave your birthday wishes for both James and Freddie below in the comments or tweet your wishes @OKMagazine!



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