Beauty and the Beast instantly became a Disney classic when it was released back in 1991, but the movie is getting a whole new surge of love thanks to the highly anticipated live-action adaptation that will hit theaters on March 17. The remake, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, appears to stay true to the original storyline while also giving the princess a few modern upgrades (she's the inventor now instead of her father).
Since the trailer set the record for the most views within 24 hours after it was released in November, it's clear that the movie still holds a special place in people's hearts. We asked POPSUGAR editors what it was about the story that stuck with them as kids, and every lesson is one you can and should carry over into your adult life. From Belle's fiercely independent spirit to learning not to judge someone based on their looks, keep reading to see why 12 women still carry a torch (er, not the Gaston kind) for Beauty and the Beast.