TV and Movies·Posted on Sep 25, 201914 Emotional Reactions To The Surprise Twist In The "This Is Us" Season 4 PremiereWe need tissues. 🤧by Terry Carter Jr.BuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 🚨 Warning: Major spoilers ahead! 🚨 Welp. The fourth season of This Is Us premiered last night and, as expected, there were lots of tears shed. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC For starters, we were introduced to several new characters with heartbreaking storylines. One of them being Malik, played by the über-talented Asante Blackk, who was recently nominated for an Emmy. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via giphy.com Turns out, Malik's a teen dad who's trying to make ends meet for his family. He's also the love interest of Randall and Beth's adopted daughter, Deja, this season. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Then, there's Jennifer Morrison's character, Cassidy, who's a former marine dealing with PTSD. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Cassidy will tie into the Pearsons family storyline by way of Nicky, Jack Pearson's brother, who's also suffering from PTSD after serving in the Vietnam War. But the biggest surprise of them all was the introduction of the very handsome blind artist, played by newcomer Blake Stadnik. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC The actor who plays him is legally blind in real life. By the end of the episode, we learn he is the future version of Kate and Toby's son, Jack. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Baby Jack grew up to become a singer and married a woman he met at a diner, who has dreams of opening up her own restaurant. They eventually become pregnant with a child of their own. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Naturally, viewers were in their feelings about the big twist: Tanesha Toliver @TaNeeesh Me as soon as I realized the blind guy on this is us was Baby Jack 12:44 PM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Blk Unicrn @TheBlkUnicrn Me: Who are all these random people This is us: PLOT TWIST #ThisIsUs Me: 02:13 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite char @hausofraja when i tell you i sobbed when i realised baby jack is the blind guy 11:50 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Seless 🧘🏽♀️ @HoneyDollSeless So baby Jack who is blind ends up being a singer like his grandma and mom. I cannot control my emotions😭😭😭😭 #ThisIsUs 05:06 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 🌊🌊🌊Elli B. 🌊🌊🌊 @witchelli OMG!!! The blind guy is baby Jack!!! @NBCThisisUs #ThisIsUs 02:05 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Lilly @LillyArabia Baby Jack is blind #ThisIsUs 03:45 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Many appreciated the show for casting a blind actor for such a major role: Mr. K17 @HandyK17 @DianaGeraghty @xhollie_sealeyx @SterlingKBrown The actor that plays #ThisIsUs Jack (in the future) Damon is legally blind in real life. Much respect to the show for going the extra mile to tell the story of the future Jack. 06:21 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Gaye Greer @gggstep I didn’t think that one of the best tv shows ever ,This Is Us, could get any better.... but it did tonight!! A legally blind character!! AND......wait for it..... played by a legally blind actor!!! Way to go This Is Us!!!#ThisIsUs 01:51 PM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Robyn Powell @RobynMPowell Kudos to @NBCThisisUs for casting Blake Stadnik, a blind actor playing a blind character. #RepresentationMatters 03:10 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Overall, Baby Jack's storyline was well received, and hit home for some fans: Shelly SeaShell @FlipFlopGirl_54 @NBCThisisUs I am in awe of your ability to tell these beautiful stories. Last nights episode was flawless and the twist at the end has me in tears because almost 12 years ago, I was Kate and my daughter Emily was little Jack. My daughter was born blind 💗 #hereyewherehopelies 02:26 PM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Jennifer Herring @JenCHerring I’m a NICU mom..my daughter wasn’t born blind like baby Jack...but she is autistic. I feel Kate in the next trailer her child will not have limitations because that’s my daily fight for her! Thanks again @NBCThisisUs @ChrissyMetz #ThisIsUs #babyjack 02:21 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite It's safe to say we're all rooting for the new additions to the show now: a little bit a-lexie ✨ @riseoforgana me at the beginning of the ep: who the hell are these people me at the end: oh they are my FAMILY and i would DIE for them ok #ThisIsUs 03:32 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite ⎊ ⧗ destiny ϟ ⍟ @soupsexsunsalut me at the beginning with all the newbies vs me at the end when it’s all starting to make sense #ThisIsUs 02:05 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Catherine Goad 🧟♀️🧡🌮🧁🦖 @ImpossibleGrl11 OMG!! OMG! OMG!! What a twist!! OMG!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I am really going to love this season so much!! Baby Jack!! @NBCThisisUs @ThisIsUsWriters #ThisIsUs 02:08 AM - 25 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Kudos, This Is Us, on an amazing episode. You've outdone yourself once again! 🙌🏾 Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC What did you think of the premiere? Tell us in the comments!