‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ 20th Anniversary: The 20 Best Tributes

“Before Hermione Granger and Daenerys Targaryen, there was Buffy Summers”

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiered 20 years ago today, and the show’s cast, writers and fans are paying tribute to the groundbreaking series on Twitter.

“Buffy” fans shared what the show meant to them 20 years ago using the hashtag #BuffySlays20, which became a trending topic on Twitter on Friday. Users shared memories, fan art and gratitude for the show, reflecting on how influential the WB series was at the time, and still is today.

“Before Hermione Granger and Daenerys Targaryen, there was Buffy Summers and she set the bar for strong female characters,” wrote one Twitter user.

Star Sarah Michelle Gellar got in on the action, using the hashtag to thank her fans and share some of her favorite memories. The actress, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the show, also penned a longer tribute to “Buffy” on Instagram.

“She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy,” she wrote. “Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one.”

See some of the Twitter tributes below: