Somebody get this kid a spirit stick, ASAP. Gabrielle Union chose a Bring It On cheer outfit for her daughter Kaavia James during a family hometown visit — and we’re already envisioning a Bring It On: The Next Generation circa 2034. Union gave fans an adorable dose of nostalgia by sharing a few snapshots of her 10-month-old decked out in Compton Clover colors.
Union, who is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, headed back to her hometown on Saturday (with her family in tow, obviously) to catch the University of Nebraska’s football game against Ohio State. So, on Friday evening, the America’s Got Talent judge made a special post that combined both hometown pride and a nod to her 2000 cult classic cheer-film. “Bring it!!!!! Thank you @runzarestaurants for @kaaviajames Runza Clovers outfit to kick off her very 1st visit to #Nebraska,” Union captioned a series of photos showing her daughter rocking a Bring It On-inspired cheerleading uniform.
It didn’t take long for fellow celebrities and fans alike to gush over the super-cute throwback vibes. “I love this,” wrote producer-extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes. Supermodel Ashley Graham dropped in the comments to show some “Runza Girl” love, and actress Lisa Vidal pretty much summed up the general sentiment, saying, “Oh my goodness!!!!!!!”
The precious cheerleading outfit was gifted to Union and Kaavia by local Nebraska sandwich shop Runza, who may just have to start keeping the ensembles in stock judging by the outpouring of fan feedback. Kaavia’s Instagram account showed a few more snapshots of the tiny cheertator, captioned, “Of course I brought it.”
Now we officially want to go watch Bring It On. Not one of the five sequels made, but the original starring Union and Kirsten Dunst. Maybe we’ll even get a sequel in the future that brings Union and Dunst back together again. Do you know what it’s called when a movie gets follow-up sequel after existing sequels but brings back the original stars? A legacy sequel — and during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show this week, Dunst said she’d be down to do one. “Why not? It would be so fun,” she gushed.
Considering Union’s obvious delight in dressing her daughter like her iconic Bring It On character Isis, we suspect she might just be on board, too. If that fails to come to fruition, though, we’re still banking on Union passing the spirit stick to baby Kaavia when the little girl reaches sequel-ready age.