The Full House cast reunited on Jan. 24 to celebrate the birthday of show creator Jeff Franklin. Several of the cast members uploaded pics on their Instagram. Based on the photos it looked like all the major cast members were present minus Dave Coulier, who played Uncle Joey, and the Olsen twins, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner.

What makes the reunion so sweet is that the cast really does appear to be close in real life based on the many reunions they had over the years. In fact, the Full House cast reunion wasn’t just a night of drinks and birthday cake. Andrea Barber – who played the eccentric best friend Kimmy Gibbler of Candace Cameron’s character DJ Tanner – uploaded a video on her Instagram of the entire gang getting on a stage and singing the show’s opening theme song.

For those that didn’t grow up in the early and mid-90s, Full House was a mega successful sitcom that aired on TGIF Friday and lasted for eight seasons from 1987 to 1995. The show’s premise revolved around widower Danny Tanner (played by Bob Saget), who is trying to raise his three daughters as a single father. He’s not alone, though, as his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and childhood friend Joey Gladstone moved in and assume the role of nanny.

As opposed to other sitcoms of its time, such as Married with Children, which focused solely on raw humor, Full House was more known for having serious moments that often comes with a moral lesson at the closing of an episode. It was a show that can truly be labeled as “wholesome family entertainment.”

The Full House cast reunion couldn’t have come at a better time. The show did end in 1995, so in a way, the reunion also marks the 20-year anniversary of the show’s final episode. The cast also reunited back in July for Dave Coulier’s wedding.