'Once Upon a Time' Cast & Fans React to the Series Finale

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In the May 18 series finale of ABC's Once Upon a Time, fans said goodbye to Storybrooke and all their favorite characters.

The show, which began in 2011, ran for seven seasons on the Disney-owned network, garnering many fans in the process. Unfortunately for die hards, the viewership in the last few years wasn't enough to save it from cancellation midway through its final season.

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Luckily, the news gave writers enough time to put together a sentimental ensemble of characters old and new for one jam-packed finale. Fan favorites Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and Jennifer Morrison all returned for the send off as their characters Snow White, Prince Charming, and Emma Swan.

Of course, with a goodbye comes a never-ending trail of social media tears as fans mourned the loss of the longtime show, as well as the cast who spent years being part of the story. See what they had to say about "Leaving Storybrooke," and more below.

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The Stars

Dear #onceuponatime fans, I would like to thank you all for your love and support over the last 7 years! I never could’ve imagined I would get to play an iconic Disney character in my career and who better than the Evil Queen herself! ONCE’s EQ Regina Mills was so much more than a villain. She became a hero, an inspiration and one of the most influential characters on the show. She became MY hero. I learned so much from her and I will miss walking in her shoes. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to play Regina. Thank you, thank you, thank you @adamhorowitzla @edwardkitsis @disney & @abcnetwork 💋 This experience has changed my life! Everyone please enjoy tonight’s series finale of Once Upon A Time! It’s a tearjerker so prepare yourselves! All my love - Lana ❤️ #evilregals #oncers #villians #hereos #hope #family #love #happyending #dreamsdocometrue 🤘... 📸: @itstroyjensen

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6. ...And Ever. #onceuponatimefinale #robertcarlyle #rumbelle @onceabcofficial 💙

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