You loved Ryan Gosling in The Notebook (gorgeous), Blue Valentine (heartbreaking), and Drive (no words!). But you will love Ryan Gosling most of all for his performance in his 1992 dance recital, in which he breaks it all the way down in silver lamé M.C. Hammer pants.

Recently unearthed video of the performance shows 12-year-old Gosling perfectly pointing his toes:

Pointing his fingers:

And shaking it all damn day with his backup ladies:

Just look at his sweet baby face—he loves it!

Watch his full performance (split over two videos) below, and be moved.