Everyone who was coming of age in the mid-to-late 2000s knows the biggest truth of life: Troy Bolton is a national treasure. He plays sports, he sings, he dances, and he’s an all-around decent person who’s out there doing his best, just like the rest of us. You can bet on that.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with Troy Bolton, through GIFs.
Remember when it was the start of something new?
When the thought of singing out still made us all a little nervous.
But, with the help of High School Musical, we eventually embraced the spotlight.
Has sheet music ever meant so much?
A head roll for the ages.
He’s a guy you’d phone home about.
That time Troy walked exclusively in slow-mo for almost an entire pool party.
He sings like no one is listening.
He dances like no one is watching.
He plays basketball like he’s the only one … playing basketball.
No one does “sullen” like Troy Bolton.
We’ll never let you go, Troy. Here’s to you.
Troy Bolton, you are magic!