We asked the BuzzFeed Community what moment in TV history was the most heartbreaking. Here are some of their responses.
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT FOR SEVERAL TV SHOWS.
1. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: When Will’s father leaves him for a second time, and he asks Uncle Phil why his dad doesn’t love him.
Submitted by cnh0822.
2. 8 Simple Rules - Coping with John Ritter’s death in real life with his character’s death on the show.
Submitted by immi001.
3. Boy Meets World - When Mr. Feeny admits his adoration for the gang and then dismisses his class for one final time.
Submitted by Sgoble13.
4. The Big C: When Cathy’s son discovers the storage locker filled with gifts for his future birthdays, because she’s expected to die of cancer and wants to always be there for him, and he starts bawling.
Submited by amandah154.
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: When Buffy had to kill Angel, the love of her life, to save the world.
Submitted by cheyball.
6. Archie Bunker’s Place - Edith Bunker’s death.
Submitted by Steven29.
7. Parenthood - When Kristina tells her family she has cancer.
Submitted by heatherm158.
8. Family Ties - When Alex P. Keaton’s best friend, Greg, dies in a drunk driving accident.
Submitted by Summerf2.
9. Breaking Bad: When Jesse kept calling Jane’s phone after she died, just to hear her voice, and then her phone got disconnected.
Submitted by eilishhoban.
10. Futurama: When Fry’s dog waited for his owner outside the pizza place every single day for 12 years until his death.
Submitted by FPrevett.
11. Battlestar Galactica: The series finale when Adama and Roslin survey the planet, and as Adama plans out the rest of their lives, Roslin quietly passes away.
Submitted by D374-TP.
12. Dexter: When Dexter finds Rita’s dead body in the bathroom.
Submitted by dukechallenger.
13. M*A*S*H: Colonel Henry Blake’s death.
Submitted by Ronb24.
14. One Tree Hill: When Jimmy brings a gun to school and commits suicide, and Keith dies in the process.
Submitted by RobertaAshleyM.
15. Dead Like Me: When Georgie had to take her first soul, and it turned out to be the little girl.
Submitted by BadNamePicker.
16. Pokémon: When Ash agreed to let Pikachu be with his own kind, and the two had to part ways.
Submitted by veronicav11.
17. Six Feet Under: The series finale when Claire looks in the rearview mirror and sees Nate running toward her, but she keeps driving and starts crying.
Submitted by Carmen.
18. A Country Practice: Australians of a certain age will distinctly remember the moment their favorite character, Molly, died of leukemia.
Submitted by Raybearoz.
19. How I Met Your Mother: When Marshall’s dad dies and Barney has a heart-to-heart with his own dad.
Submitted by Annethemisfit.
20. Little House on the Prairie: When Caroline’s parents make a trip to see her, but her mom dies en route. Caroline runs to the wagon to see her mom but is instead greeted by her coffin.
Submitted by MaryAnn02.
21. Glee: When the show continued after Cory Monteith’s untimely death, featuring the death of Finn Hudson and everyone’s reactions.
Submitted by DeeLoveBooksBlogBooks.
22. Game of Thrones: The whole of ‘The Red Wedding’ episode, especially when Robb says “Mother” and looks towards Catelyn.
Submitted by cookiec2.
23. Grey’s Anatomy: When Denny dies and Izzie can’t do anything but hold his lifeless body and cry.
Submitted by emilyr113.