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They truly embody the saying, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.”

You know how every once in a while, you’ll get a letter from your favorite aunt, one that includes pictures of the cousins with whom you grew up and from whom you grew apart, and it fills your heart so full that it spills over? That’s what we hope that the below photo gallery will be like for you.

Why’s that? How can that be?

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Included in the scrapbook are photos aplenty of former cast members of The Young and the Restless, both as they appeared when they were heating up the frontburner on the soap and as they look today.

A warning, though: You’re going to expect the actors to have gotten older like the rest of us have. The thing is, they haven’t, though. Their smiles are still every bit as bright as they were back in the day, the twinkles in their eyes as dazzling as ever they were.

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If he lives to be 200, Eric Braeden (Victor) will never look the way he did in old-age makeup on the show.

Credit: Aaron Montgomery/JPI

Among the shots are images of everyone from Shemar Moore, whose post-Malcolm career is well-known to most of us (at least those of us who have a TV), to Tom Hallick and Janice Lynde, who formed the show’s first supercouple as Brad and Leslie. But you don’t want to read a list of names, heaven knows, not when there are gorgeous pics to be eyeballed. So…

Click on the below photo gallery to see then-and-now photos of your former Young & Restless favorites.