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    27 "The Vampire Diaries" Scenes That Are Absolutely Heart-Wrenching From Start To Finish

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    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which The Vampire Diaries moments always make them cry. Here are some of our favorite responses:

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    1. First, when Damon told Elena that he loved her, but didn't deserve her.

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    "When Damon gives Elena her necklace back and reveals that he loves her, but then compels her to forget. This entire moment is so emotional, especially when you rewatch the show."


    2. When Damon talked beside Alaric's grave, and we see Alaric right next to him on the Other Side.

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    "The scene with Damon talking to Alaric's grave is incredibly special and heartbreaking."


    3. When Stefan heartbreakingly killed Enzo in front of Bonnie.

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    "Enzo's death really got to me. Enzo and Bonnie both had tough lives and they were abandoned by the people that they loved time and time again. There is a beautiful symmetry to their tragedies. I thought it was the weirdest pairing at first, but it quickly made sense."


    4. When Kai shockingly killed Jo at her and Alaric's wedding.

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    "The moment that makes me cry every time is when they're at Alaric and Jo's wedding! When Kai killed Jo, I was literally bawling my eyes out! I felt so bad for Alaric, he lost his everything. It's the most heartbreaking episode."


    5. When Damon was trapped on the Other Side and told Elena how much he loved her, but she couldn't hear him.

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    "Damon saying, 'I don’t want to baby' always makes me cry."


    6. When Elena turned off her humanity after Jeremy died and burned her childhood home down.

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    "This was such an incredibly well acted scene and it breaks my heart every time I rewatch it."


    7. When Klaus killed Jenna in order to break the curse.

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    "The saddest TVD death for me will always be Aunt Jenna's death. She didn't deserve that."


    8. When we heard John's farewell letter to Elena during Jenna and John's funeral.

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    "Jenna and John's funeral at the end of Season 2 never fails to make me beyond emotional! John's farewell letter coupled with Birdy's 'Skinny Love' doesn't help to stop the tears either."


    9. When Elena and Damon danced in the street after she was put in a coma.

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    "It is so hard to choose because there are so many heartbreaking moments, but one that always makes me cry is when Damon and Elena are talking and have one final dance. Every time 'Hunger' by Ross Copperman starts playing, I tear up."


    10. When Elena asked Bonnie to make the feathers float one last time.

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    "Their friendship was so important and this made me emotional."


    11. When Bonnie learned that Grams died after helping her open the tomb.

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    "The first TVD moment I remember crying over was when Grams died. The Leona Lewis version of 'Run' that played is so beautiful."


    12. When Stefan sacrificed himself so Damon would survive.

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    "No matter how fitting it was for the story of brothers, it was utterly heartbreaking. I still cry every time I watch it. In 1864, Stefan took Damon's life from him, then in the finale he gave him that life back."


    13. And then, when Lexi greeted Stefan in the afterlife.

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    "Lexi and Stefan's friendship was the best part of the show, and that scene absolutely killed me!"


    14. When Caroline gave her mom one final memory about Caroline learning how to ride a bike.

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    "I was emotionally wrecked by this."


    15. When Damon told Caroline that the hardest part of losing her mom would be the days after her funeral.

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    "As someone who has lost a loved one to cancer, this scene had a very profound effect on me."


    16. When the Mystic Falls police called Liz's radio one last time after she died.

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    "I work closely with law enforcement officers, so hearing them call for her and get no response, and then hearing them call her 10-42 (which is what you call when your shift is done) was gut-wrenching. This is actually a part of funerals for officers fallen in the line of duty."


    17. When Caroline turned her humanity back on and realized she burned the last letter her mom wrote her.

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    "I sob every time I watch Caroline turn her humanity back on. It's so emotional."


    18. When everyone went to see Alaric before he died in the Salvatore crypt.

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    "I always cry when Alaric decides to not transition into a vampire and the whole cast shows up in the cemetery to say goodbye to him. 'Be Still' by The Fray plays, Alaric sheds a tear, walks away without saying a word, and I SOB."


    19. When Elena told Stefan to save Matt first after they crashed off Wickery Bridge.

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    "The song used is out of this world, the parallels to the flashback, and the communication between her and Stefan are everything. It is the show at its finest and it shows Elena’s compassion for Matt and giving him a chance when it would be so obvious for Stefan to save her."


    20. When Elena and Alaric were linked, and Damon realized that Elena died because Alaric was now dead.

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    "Everything about Damon realizing Elena must've died because Alaric was dying. It broke my heart."


    21. When Jeremy finally told everyone that Bonnie died and they held a funeral for her.

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    "It's such a sad but beautiful moment as they honor Bonnie. It was so emotional."


    22. When Alaric told Caroline that one of the twins was named after her mom.

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    "I UGLY cried for about 15 minutes after Alaric told Caroline the names of the twins."


    23. When Katherine gave Nadia a good memory from her childhood before she died.

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    "One that really got me was Nadia's death. It was so rare to see a human moment from Katherine, but this one with her estranged daughter ruined me."


    24. When Stefan overheard Elena telling Damon that she loved him.

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    "It felt like Elena had ripped out MY heart and stomped all over it, as well as Stefan's!"


    25. When Grams and the Bennett ancestors helped Bonnie contain the hellfire.

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    "When Bonnie gets the support she needs from everyone important in her life, it makes me so emotional. Gets me every single time."


    26. When Elena got to see Jenna, John, and her parents again after living a full life.

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    "If I’m deeply upset over something, I’ll do a rewatch of a few seasons because it’s so cathartic. One of the moments that always gets me is when Elena reunites with her entire family in the afterlife during the series finale."


    27. And finally, when Damon and Stefan reunited in the afterlife during the series finale.

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    "When Damon says, “Hello, Brother," his first line from the series, I sob every time. It's just so perfect and such a full circle moment."


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