Nearly 15 years after the end of “Dawson’s Creek” Joshua Jackson — and the rest of the internet — are still loving James Van Der Beek’s famous “crying Dawson” face.
The Canadian actor posted a still of himself sobbing in “The Affair” next to the Van Der Beek crying meme on Instagram.
“I’m coming for your crown @vanderjames,” Jackson, 40, captioned the pic. Naturally, his pal Van Der Beek, 41, responded, writing, “Bring it.”
The original Dawson crying scene appeared in the season 3 finale in 2000 when Katie Holmes’ Joey leaves Dawson for Jackson’s Pacey.
When the cast gathered for a reunion for Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, the meme-worthy moment was a topic of discussion, with Van Der Beek admitting he loves it.
“I feel like everybody on this show cried more than I did and I was the one who got caught in the loop,” Van Der Beek stated, with Jackson responding, “It’s not how many times you cried. It’s how you cried.”
Van Der Beek gave the internet permission to perpetuate his cry-face, telling the magazine, “I love it. It’s my favourite thing about the whole show! It’s hilarious to me that you can work for six years on a show … and it gets boiled down to three seconds. It’s a perfect way-of-the-internet.”