Do you ever stop and sob a little bit over the significance of Troy and Ryan’s yearbook notes to each other?
Troy’s message to Ryan is:
What does Ryan do throughout both High School Musical 2 and 3? He continues to support Troy. In HSM2, Ryan compliments Troy on something that none of Troy’s friends, or his girlfriend, were willing to praise him for,
he doesn’t accept an apology from Troy in regards to the Lava Springs talent show, because he knows that Troy has nothing to apologize for,
and he convinces Troy to get out onstage to perform in the talent show for the boosters from the University of Albuquerque with a song that is in Troy’s range.
In HSM3, Ryan is the team mascot, and executes dances and backflips to encourage cheering for Troy and his teammates,
he compliments Troy, once more,
he’s there to show his support for Troy when Gabriella moving to California to accept the enrollment into the Stanford Freshman Honors program causes Troy to slip into a melancholic state,
and he takes Troy aside to personally assist him with the choreography for the school musical, never once expressing any irritation with the brunette boy.
Ryan tells Troy:
What does Troy do? He gives Gabriella that emotionally charged speech, “Kids that I used to just pass in the hallway…
we're friends, now. And, we’re supposed to be doing a show, together”,
after imagining Ryan staring at him.
Then, he convinces Gabriella to come back to East High with him. He and Gabriella perform, much to Ryan’s delight,
Troy perfects the choreography that he struggled with, again, to Ryan’s delight.
And, Troy and Ryan throw their arms open wide to take each other into a hug.
Their actions seem to have been directly inspired by their yearbook notes to each other.
This… This is about as close to a canonical romantic relationship in a Disney movie as it gets, you guys. These two boys mean a lot to each other. This is absolutely indisputable.