The internet has fallen in love with this throwback of a young Stephen Colbert

The internet loves a good throwback and — as photographic evidence proves — 1984 was a good year for Stephen Colbert.

A redditor named ArtieStation shared a sepia toned photograph of a young Stephen to the /r/OldSchoolCool subreddit where it went viral.

Redditors fawned over the young Colbert who looks like a man high on optimism — his big grin, the twinkle in his eye, his voluminous hairstyle.

Vintage Colbert is a thing of beauty. 9bbe b6f6%2fthumb%2f00001