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36 Times Jess Mariano Completely Melted Your Heart On "Gilmore Girls"

“You know we’re supposed to be together! I knew it the first time I saw you two years ago, and YOU KNOW IT, TOO!”

1. Every single time he made a face like this.

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2. That time Jess concentrated on reading Kurt Vonnegut so handsomely.

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3. Or when he stood around Stars Hollow looking all kinds of cute.

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4. Then there was the time Jess mocked Luke’s plaid shirts and backward baseball caps.

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5. And when he tried so hard to stay out of trouble, even though trouble kept finding him.

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6. The time he told Rory he’d help her practice being an overseas war correspondent. And let his eyes linger on her in admiration.

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7. After Jess and Rory got into a car accident, he told Luke, “I made sure she was okay.”

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8. And when she visited him in New York, he made this adorable face.

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9. And when Jess also made sure Rory got back on her bus safely from NYC to Stars Hollow.

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10. Remember when Jess outbid Dean for Rory’s basket at the annual Stars Hollow charity picnic basket lunch auction?

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11. And when he saved her from drowning in her neighbor’s sprinkler because she couldn’t turn it off?

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12. And when he turned the sprinkler back on because Dean was on his way to save the day.

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13. Then there was that glorious period of time when Jess was Rory’s boyfriend.

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14. And made sure Rory knew he wanted them to be super exclusive.

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15. And did adorable magic tricks to make her laugh.

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16. And adorably shielded her from the rain when Luke’s was under construction.

17. ADORABLE.

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18. How about when Jess made a special food delivery to Rory’s house to make sure she was taken care of?

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19. Or when he couldn’t concentrate on studying because he was too distracted by Rory’s presence.

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20. And when he joked around with Rory about being Stars Hollows’ “poster girl for censorship.”

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21. That time he was too embarrassed to admit he got beat up by a swan.

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22. Ugh, and that time he felt completely isolated and alone in the world and yelled at Luke about it.

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23. And skipped town without even being able to muster up the courage to say bye to his love.

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24. When he went all the way to California to try and find his estranged father.

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25. And basically had to beg his own dad for a few moments together.

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26. When he called Rory on her graduation day from Chilton but couldn’t even speak when she answered the phone.

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27. Remember when Jess returned to Stars Hollow pretty much just to tell Rory he loves her?

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28. AND WHEN HE WENT ALL THE WAY TO YALE AND FOUGHT SO, SO HARD FOR THEM TO BE TOGETHER AGAIN?

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29. There’s also the time he walked his mom down the aisle even though he didn’t want to because it made her happy.

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30. And years later when he had Rory’s back and knew her better than she even knew herself.

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31. And when he wrote a short novel and told Rory HE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HER?!?!

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32. And then there was the time he was surprised AND happy to see Rory when she went to Philadelphia.

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33. Oh yeah, remember his face when Rory told him she still loved Logan?!

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34. But he stayed adorable AND mature when they said their final goodbye.

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35. The way Jess showed Rory affection was completely unparalleled.

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36. And of course, we’ll always love him for that smile.

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