13 Moments On "Friends" That Made You Cry

The one with the list of all the times we cried.

1. Phoebe says good-bye to the triplets.

Episode: “The One Hundredth”
Season: 5

After a last-minute attempt to keep one of her brother’s surrogate babies, Phoebe has a tearful heart-to-heart with the triplets — where she heartbreakingly admits that labor wasn’t the hard part, but rather saying good-bye to them.

2. Richard and Monica break up on the dance floor of Barry and Mindy’s wedding.

Episode: “The One with Barry and Mindy’s Wedding”
Season: 2

Monica makes a difficult decision and breaks up her perfect relationship with Richard over her desire to have children (with someone who wants to).

3. The final scene.

Episode: “The Last One”
Season: 10

In the emotional final scene, the six friends tearfully turn in their keys to Monica and Chandler’s apartment as they prepare to go their separate ways.

4. When Rachel says good-bye to everyone.

Episode: “The One with Rachel’s Going Away Party”
Season: 10

Rachel gives everyone an emotional good-bye — one that also felt like it was for us viewers. While the focus may have been on her difficult good-bye to Ross, it was the genuinely sweet moment she has with Chandler that really gets us.

5. The Monica and Chandler proposal.

Episode: “The One with the Proposal”
Season: 6

An emotionally overwhelmed Monica gets down on her knees and proposes to Chandler, in one of the most romantic scenes of the entire series.

6. Rachel gets off the plane.

Episode: “The Last One”
Season: 10

After 10 seasons, the Ross and Rachel saga finally got its happy ending with five words: “I got off the plane.”

7. Rachel has a baby.

Episode: “The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part Two”
Season: 8

Ross and Rachel share a tender moment after the birth of their daughter Emma.

8. Phoebe’s wedding.

Episode: “The One with Phoebe’s Wedding”
Season: 10

Phoebe’s touching vows on how she has everything that was missing from her life now standing in front of her… Wow.

9. Chandler and Monica find out they can’t have children.

Episode: “The One with the Fertility Test”
Season: 9

The sad moment when Chandler has to tell Monica they can’t have children.

10. The moment before Joey proposes to Rachel.

Episode: “The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part Two”
Season: 8

While Joey proposing to Rachel is the worst story line of the entire series, the moments leading up to it — where he promises to always be there for Rachel and that she will never be alone — are him at his best.

11. Chandler’s moving speech to convince Erica to give him and Monica and her baby.

Episode: “The One With The Fertility Test”
Season: 9

Chandler convinces birth mother Erica to give them a second chance at adopting her baby by telling her that Monica is “a mother…without a baby.”

12. Ross and Rachel break up.

Episode: “The One with the Morning After”
Season: 3

Just try not to cry during Ross and Rachel’s heartbreaking breakup.

13. “He’s her lobster!”

Episode: “The One with the Prom Video”
Season: 2

Let’s be honest: The passionate kiss between Ross and Rachel is the ultimate scene.

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