“The Outsiders ”star Ralph Macchio visits the cast of the“ ”Tony award-winning musical on Broadway

Johnny Cade, meet Johnny Cade.

Now this is one truly golden moment. 

Ralph Macchio, who starred as Johnny Cade in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s beloved novel The Outsiders, met the cast of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City on Wednesday night. 

Macchio attended the musical with his family and can be seen smiling while posed in between Sky Lakota-Lynch, who plays Johnny onstage, and Brody Grant, who stars as Ponyboy Curtis, in a photo with the cast.

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<p>Bruce Glikas/WireImage</p> Ralph Macchio visits the cast of 'The Outsiders' on Broadway

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Ralph Macchio visits the cast of 'The Outsiders' on Broadway

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The Karate Kid star also took a snapshot with some of his fellow Greasers — including Lynch, Grant, Daryl Tofa, Jason Schmidt, Tilly Evans-Krueger, and Joshua Boone — as well as an individual picture with Lynch.

The latter, who was nominated for a Tony for his performance as Johnny in the musical, posted their photo on his Instagram account on Thursday. “Johnny Cade(s)," he wrote. “Love you @ralph_macchio and @julia_macchio.”

<p>Bruce Glikas/WireImage</p> Ralph Macchio with the Broadway cast of 'The Outsiders'

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Ralph Macchio with the Broadway cast of 'The Outsiders'

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The visit was also incredibly special for Macchio’s daughter, Julia. “I will never be able to put into words how much this show and everyone who has ever been a part of its creation mean to me,” she wrote on her Instagram Story. “So much love @outsidersmusical and congrats on the recent Tony wins!”

Based on S.E. Hinton’s 1967 novel and the 1983 film, The Outsiders follows Ponyboy Curtis (Grant) as he grows up in Tulsa amid an increasingly dangerous social and economic divide between the hard-working Greasers and the rich Socials, or Socs. The musical was nominated for 12 Tonys, and took home the awards for Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Musical last Sunday.

<p>Bruce Glikas/WireImage</p> Ralph Macchio and Sky Lakota-Lynch

Bruce Glikas/WireImage

Ralph Macchio and Sky Lakota-Lynch

Lynch previously revealed in a Tony awards roundtable hosted by Entertainment Weekly that he garnered inspiration for the role from Macchio’s performance as Johnny, a young boy growing up in an abusive family who looks to his Greaser brothers and best friend Ponyboy for support and guidance.

“Johnny only has 10 lines and one solo in the whole show, but he's on stage the entire time. And so, I have to empty myself and just listen, which is the most important part in the role,” he said at the time. “It's taught me a lot about life. I am just not waiting to speak, but listening purely. Of course I stole things from Ralph Macchio — I'm not going to lie to you — but the thing is, I learned how to let that go and just be at peace on stage.” 

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