Aside from the unbelievably shocking horrors found splattered across pages of USA Today, Chicago herself is currently going through some thangs. We’ve got a police department in shambles, a mayor few trust, and a list of evils some known and some yet to be discovered, if not hidden forever. What we all need is a break. For many, The Wiz Live! on NBC Thursday night was the perfect respite.

The Wiz is a spectacular retelling of the classic Wizard of Oz. New life is brought to the story with a mostly black cast that sing and dance and joke around in the same way its audience is singing, dancing, and joking any given day. That self-awareness is what makes The Wiz so much fun. It’s not full of itself. It knows who it is and who’s watching it. That was true in the ’70s just as much as it was last night. This isn’t a wide-eyed, naive story so doused in sugar that it comes off creepily detached. This version, instead, is more for today and more for everyone — no matter who you are. Code: It’s not just for black people.

Many of us grew up with both versions simultaneously lodged into our cognizance. Usually, however, one makes us feel more at home than the other.

Speaking of Home…

Twitter was made for moments like this. While swimming in nostalgia, folks in Chicago and the rest of the country bonded over emotions tweet by tweet, until Dorothy finally sang Home. Some were shady, some were clever, some were just grasping for a way to encapsulate the moment.

From the jump we knew it was coming for our lunch money, wigs, and edges. No one was disappointed.

https://twitter.com/tylerperry/status/672586761655177217

https://twitter.com/afrobella/status/672589064474873857

https://twitter.com/MrArvinger/status/672617546701475840

https://twitter.com/cbo523/status/672585986040311810

https://twitter.com/TheSkorpion/status/672599255811547137

https://twitter.com/chancetherapper/status/672614121590956032

Then we remembered the music.

https://twitter.com/cthagod/status/672601862009417728

https://twitter.com/Chicagoings/status/672622565379084288

https://twitter.com/TeenVogue/status/672605097596198912

https://twitter.com/giphy/status/672605119020728321

https://twitter.com/Bel_Grimel/status/672599009752539136

It was all so CURRENT tho!

https://twitter.com/TeeJayTheArtist/status/672610113606258688

https://twitter.com/Chicagoings/status/672598785550368768

https://twitter.com/brokeymcpoverty/status/672599538235023360

https://twitter.com/kswills/status/672607799961108485

https://twitter.com/LyricOpera/status/672601311976808449

https://twitter.com/AfricasExplorer/status/672601722850775042

Chicago came through.

https://twitter.com/_MYCC/status/672600722932936704

https://twitter.com/VerySmartBros/status/672615661898760192

https://twitter.com/Casey_Vee/status/672622651291000834

Mary and The Queen did their thing.

https://twitter.com/Seantaneous/status/672609627247366146

https://twitter.com/MinaSays/status/672605824997552128

https://twitter.com/Chicagoings/status/672609450264535040

https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedFashion/status/672605425108459521

https://twitter.com/JarettSays/status/672616385332121600

We learned a lot…

https://twitter.com/BelleUnplugged/status/672604222563737600

https://twitter.com/BroadwayBlack/status/672583890339545089

https://twitter.com/Cirque/status/672611687304941568

https://twitter.com/tamikanewhouse/status/672615519195897857

https://twitter.com/NBCBLK/status/672613107009744896

…and laughed a lot too.

https://twitter.com/vulture/status/672605223941206016

https://twitter.com/CourtneyCymone/status/672603995215499268

https://twitter.com/Chicagoings/status/672617369039011840

https://twitter.com/SkylerHenry/status/672618570048774145

https://twitter.com/cocoabutterbf/status/672618557864148992

https://twitter.com/rolandsmartin/status/672620004886597633

https://twitter.com/chescaleigh/status/672598809235558400

Um, but where was Toto?

https://twitter.com/_CallMeLola/status/672614344769871872

And I know you saw that dash of milk in the Emerald City coffee.

https://twitter.com/Chicagoings/status/672601388615081984

In the end, it was all over too soon.

https://twitter.com/leauxmichelle/status/672622672455553024

A huge thank you to NBC and the entire cast of The Wiz Live! We’re all so grateful.

https://twitter.com/MadameNoire/status/672625749577310210

https://twitter.com/Chicagoings/status/672621618158370816

https://twitter.com/KishaHugh/status/672625688420069377