Rangers forward has left Ibrox on loan.
After patiently waiting for Rangers striker Hardie to recover from injury, Livingston were rewarded with the striker scoring five goals in seven games at the end of 2018.
This excitement was halted as Rangers recalled Hardie and took him on their mid-season training camp to Tenerife.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wanted a close look at the forward, who was injured during pre-season.
Fortunately for Livingston, Jermain Defoe's switch to Rangers has blocked Hardie's path to first team football at Ibrox.
While it seemed inevitable Hardie would go back out on loan, Livingston were not guaranteed to get him back.
The Scottish Sun reported Dundee were set to make a play to try and sign Hardie as part of a swap deal for midfielder Glen Kamara.
Fortunately for Livingston, Hardie and Rangers chose for to return to where he enjoyed recent success.
Fans are over the moon at the move. Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter...
Nice one Ryan— Paul Forrest (@lividihard) January 18, 2019
Woooohoooooooo— Matt Hay (@Glangon) January 18, 2019
AIN’T NOBODY— Daniel Strickland (@DanielS10Murie) January 18, 2019
LIKE RYAN HARDIE
MAKES ME HAPPY
MAKES ME FEEL THIS WAY
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