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We Need To Talk About Jeff On "13 Reasons Why"

Excuse me, I need to work some feelings out. WARNING: Spoilers ahead.

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If you've watched 13 Reasons Why, you are familiar with Jeff Atkins, who is low-key the best and most precious character on the show.

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He's basically the only nice jock at Liberty High, and the friend we all deserve.

Clay tutors Jeff in school, but Jeff tutors Clay in LIFE. He's always pushing him outside his comfort zone, especially when it comes to one Hannah Baker.

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The only reason Clay goes to the dance is because he loses a bet with Jeff! The only reason Clay goes to Jessica's party is because Jeff makes him! Jeff is the only reason Clay ever leaves his house, because Jeff is the best!

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...but Hannah reveals in her tapes that minutes before the crash, their classmate Sheri had knocked over a stop sign at the intersection where the crash happened and refused to call 911 to report it.

We never definitively find out if Jeff was drunk at the time of the accident or if the stop sign was to blame, but Clay tells Jeff's parents he doesn't believe Jeff was drunk.

Fans were emotionally wrecked and so they did whatever any good fan would do: turned Jeff into a meme.

who deserved better? #13reasonswhy

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He was so sweet.

some of my thoughts on #13reasonswhy : 1. jeff 2. deserved 3. better

He was kinda Clay's only real friend other than Hannah at the time.

JEFF WAS SO NICE AND PURE AND HAD SO MUCH GOING FOR HIM IT WASNT HIS FAULT, SHERI KILLED HIM HE DIDNT DESERVE IT… https://t.co/Fo9D7aw3IQ

Who's going to make Clay leave the house now?

"Hey have you watched #13ReasonsWhy? Me: JEFF ATKINS DESERVED BETTER JEFF ATKINS DESERVED BETTER JEFF ATKINS DESERV… https://t.co/lMoqvuWRGo

Who will make sure he doesn't just marathon Lord of the Rings every Saturday night?

JEFF ATKINS DESERVED BETTER #13ReasonsWhy

It is not fair.

#13ReasonsWhy literally everyone after jeff died

JEFF ATKINS DESERVED BETTER.

JEFF ATKINS DESERVERS BETTER! HE WASN'T PROBLEMATIC LIKE THE OTHERS #13ReasonsWhy

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