Sarah Michelle Gellar marked 25 years since the first episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer aired by honoring the fans who “believed” in the show and helped make it a success.
The actor played high school students battling vampires from 1997 to 2003.
Gellar and her other cast members, including David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon, shared photos from their time in the supernatural drama to social media to mark the event.
She captioned her post on Instagram: “25 years ago, today I had the honor to introduce to the world my version of Buffy Anne Summers.
“It was an uphill battle. The mid-season replacement, on a new network based on a movie, wasn’t a huge hit at all.
“But then there were you. Fans. You trusted us. You made this happen. You are the reason 25 years later we are still celebrating. So today we celebrate you too. #wwbd. ”
Carpenter, who plays Cordelia Chase on the show, celebrated by sharing throwback photos of herself and the cast, and thanked the crew for making the show possible.
She wrote: “25 years ago it seemed impossible! A huge thank you to the fans around the world who keep the show alive on screens, in chat rooms, on social media platforms, through podcasts and lectures. taught at school…it’s really remarkable.
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“Buffy is an important part of my life and to all the cast and crew. The crew worked tirelessly and gave a lot of creativity and sacrificed family time, birthdays, graduations and funerals to be there.
“It is then that the love of the show lasts and is passed down through many generations is truly meaningful. It is humbling to know that I am part of something special that seems to exist in others today. Hope forever! Thank you!
“Happy Buffy Anniversary to all those who celebrate. I’m so grateful. ”
Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays Dawn Summers, Buffy’s sister, paid tribute to her on-screen brother Gellar.
She wrote: “Happy 25th anniversary, big sister, the premiere of your #buffythevampireslayer show. We have known each other for almost 30 years.
“You gave me this shirt to wear to present your award. For being a badass. You are still. but I’m still taller. @sarahmgellar”
Gellar just replied to her: “I love you”.
While Boreanaz, who plays the Angel, shared a photo of his character from the earliest days and said: “An Angel was born 25 years ago even though he is 245 years old. We celebrate 25 years and to all the fans we say “Thank you!”
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Amber Benson, who played Tara Maclay in later seasons, posted on Twitter that she was raising money for World Central Kitchen to mark the day.
Brendon, who plays Xander Harris, also marked the special day of the show but noted that he had to postpone his celebration after a family friend passed away the day before.
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