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28 Fictional Couples Whose Love Felt Extremely Real In 2017

At least we still have (fictional) love, right? Right.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which fictional couples got them through the garbage year of 2017. Here are their responses.

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8. Elio and Oliver from Call Me By Your Name

Sony Pictures Classics

"They have to be one of the most amazing couples of 2017, and of this decade.

Not because their story was so blissful and sensual, but because their story was just about two individuals who fell in love with each other." —edgarg4462e39a0

9. Daenerys and Jon from Game of Thrones

HBO

"I know that it’s problematic as fuck, but to see Dany find a man who is respectful, supportive, genuine, and understanding — but who also tells her his honest opinion without being sexist or egotistical — just makes their paring perfect." —thesuncameout

11. Betty and Jughead from Riverdale

The CW

"Their pure relationship stole my heart from the get-go. While I admit that their coupling was unexpected, I can say with unwavering confidence that their love is one for the ages." —t46585ada1

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14. Kylo Ren and Rey from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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17. Elisa and Amphibian Man from The Shape of Water

Fox Searchlight Pictures

"The fact that neither romantic lead is able to speak means their love story is told entirely through visuals, and that makes it so much more powerful to me." —cheyenner466a4983b

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22. Kat and Adena from The Bold Type

Freeform

"They're two incredible women of color — one of whom is openly lesbian and the other is just starting to explore her sexual orientation. They have so much chemistry and their love story made me squeal with joy and then cry my eyes out." —Aniela Krajewska, Facebook

23. Damon and Elena from The Vampire Diaries

The CW

"Even though she was missing for the majority of the last two seasons, Damon carried their love story all on his own by remaining so devoted to and in love with her." —Bree Wilson, Facebook

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28. And, most importantly, Steve Harrington and his baseball bat from Stranger Things 2

"Steve and his baseball bat, obviously." —sammib853