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6Magic Shirt

Seeing Jack's sensitive response to the bullying young Kate (Mackenzie Hancsicsak) faced at the hands of the mean girls at the pool brings tears to our eyes -- especially when he tells her she's always a princess to him. Not all fathers would be as sweet and caring as Papa Pearson. 

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7Saying Good-Bye

Seeing Randall (Sterling K. Brown) say good-bye to William (Ron Cephas Jones) only a few short months after they met was beyond heartbreaking. When William says, "Roll all your windows down, Randall, crank up the music..." -- cue the ugly crying. And when Randall uses what Jack taught him to help his father, well, there are no words for that beautiful circle of life.

8Jack Pearson's Son

Long after Jack's gone, his legacy lives on in his children. Even though it's opening night, Kevin knows exactly what he needs to do, and we've never liked him more. He's there for his brother when he needs him most and it gives us all the feels.

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9A Startling Discovery

Who could resist weeping along with Randall as he comes to terms with the fact that his adoptive mother and his birth father knew each other when he was just a boy, meaning he missed decades of potentially spending time with his dad? Brown does an amazing job of conveying the sense of heartbreak and betrayal his character is feeling as he realizes the woman he's loved since birth and the man he yearned to know have been keeping a secret from him.

10Beth's FUN-eral Toast for William

Even though Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) claims to be angry with William for leaving, she honors him in the best possible way by celebrating his most "endearing" qualities. We cried as if we were right there in the Pearson living room. We miss him, too, Beth!

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11Kate Lets It All Out

As much as we knew it was coming, no one was ready to see Jack's funeral. Until we actually saw the Pearsons standing graveside, we were able to believe that maybe Jack had lived longer than we'd feared. Seeing him "Vogue" with young Kate as adult Kate (Chrissy Metz) remembers the good times just before the bad makes us realizes how much grief this poor woman is carrying. 

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