Ranking the Most Heartbreaking Moments of ‘This Is Us’ Season 1

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Ranking the Most Heartbreaking Moments of ‘This Is Us’ Season 1

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Ranking the Most Heartbreaking Moments of ‘This Is Us’ Season 1

We’re pretty sure This Is Us is propping up the Kleenex business.

The NBC family drama manages to make us Carrie Mathison ugly cry on the weekly, but we keep coming back for more punches to the feels.

Take a look at the gallery above to see how Season 1’s emotional plot lines rank from “Oh, wow, this is pretty heartwarming” to “I’m so sad I should probably call out from work tomorrow."

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

Ranking the Most Heartbreaking Moments of ‘This Is Us’ Season 1
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Toby is actually alive

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Toby is actually alive

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This was the first time Us decided not to leave us sobbing in our living rooms.

It’s true: nothing bad can happen on Christmas Eve.

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Kevin has his ‘Manny’ meltdown

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Kevin has his ‘Manny’ meltdown

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Kevin Pearson’s on-set freakout wasn’t sad at all. We do wish we would have agreed to do the scene without his shirt on, though#KiddingNotKidding.

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Randall’s dad William is bisexual

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Randall’s dad William is bisexual

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William’s casual coming out was quietly revolutionary, giving viewers an elderly man of color who embraces the “fluidity” of sexuality without question.

We’ll call that a win.

Toby takes Kate to perform at the nursing home

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Toby takes Kate to perform at the nursing home

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After years of standing in her hot celebrity brother’s shadow, nothing was more moving than seeing Kate in the spotlight for once.

If we cried, they were all happy tears.

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Kevin refuses to throw Kyle a bone throughout their relationship

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Kevin refuses to throw Kyle a bone throughout their relationship

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This was rough. On another show, Kevin’s constant shunning of his adopted brother would top the list.

But with This Is Us, the tear-jerking moments are just getting started.

Randall talks his co-worker out of suicide

Randall talks his co-worker out of suicide

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Hey, William from Westworld. Boy, do we wish you were here under happier circumstances.

The moment Randall starts asking suicidal Andy about his daughter Chloe, it’s impossible not to tear up.

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Toby seemingly goes into cardiac arrest on Christmas Eve

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Toby seemingly goes into cardiac arrest on Christmas Eve

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The Us writers decided to be considerate and leave all this possible heartache looming for over a month.

At least we know the story has a (mostly) happy ending, ignoring Toby’s arrhythmia.

William reveals what dying feels like

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William reveals what dying feels like

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Somehow, this heartbreaking conversation wasn’t the saddest part of Pearson Family Thanksgiving 2016.

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Rebecca has a pregnancy breakdown over the Pearson’s money woes

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Rebecca has a pregnancy breakdown over the Pearson’s money woes

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Poor Rebecca. Anyone would have a meltdown over possibly moving back in with Becca’s awful mother.

At least Jack stepped up and supported his growing family, much to his own emotional trauma.

Randall keeps a tally of all the black people he meets

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Randall keeps a tally of all the black people he meets

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The list was alarmingly low.

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Jack tells Randall “To me you’re every part my son”

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Jack tells Randall “To me you’re every part my son”

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Annnnd we’re crying.

Kate’s so-called friends bully her over the ‘Care Bears’ bikini

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Kate’s so-called friends bully her over the ‘Care Bears’ bikini

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Who wouldn’t love Kate’s adorable bikini and adorable smile? Teeny-tiny monsters, that’s who.

We’ll take solace in Jack’s Father of the Year move of giving his baby girl the actual shirt off of his back.

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Kevin opens up to a stranger about Jack's death

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Kevin tries to pretend he’s the “least complex” of the Big Three, but we all know he’s literally the most sensitive person on Earth.

This moment proves as much.

Rebecca sees the beauty of the Pearson home before it’s finished

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Rebecca sees the beauty of the Pearson home before it’s finished

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Fun fact: the image of three cribs in a row can leave grown adults everywhere in hysterics.

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Jack's funeral is shown for the first time

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Jack's funeral is shown for the first time

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After watching the Big Three’s adorable shared birthday party in "Three Sentences," it’s heartbreaking to unexpectedly glimpse Jack’s funeral in a flashforward.

The sneak peek does give us some hints into the Pearson patriarch’s death, as the actors used in the scene were the teen Big Three and Miguel was nowhere to be seen (yet).

Randall finds out his mom knew William for his entire life

Randall finds out his mom knew William for his entire life

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Raise your hand if you were hoping no one ever told Randall about Rebecca’s whopping lie of omission and it would simply disappear.

So, everyone.

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We see how Randall will deal with his father’s death

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A flash forward shows Randall hanging up his dad’s signature hat, signifying William has died from his worsening cancer.

Now the tear-jerker of a scene is simply hanging over the entire series.

William cries over his book of poetry, ‘Poems For My Son’

William cries over his book of poetry, ‘Poems For My Son’

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This is what they call in the biz, “a gutpunch.”

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The Pearsons adopt Randall

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The Pearsons adopt Randall

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We started crying the moment Jack meets the fireman who brought Randall to the hospital… and then didn’t stop until the episode did.

Kyle Pearson dies in delivery

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Kyle Pearson dies in delivery

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Oh. My. God.,

Mandy Moore scored her Golden Globes nod — and a likely Emmy nomination — less than 44 minutes into This Is Us.

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William’s death

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William’s death

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Yes, we knew this was going to happen since Episode 1. But watching Randall hold his father as he dies in a hospital bed is still the most gut-wrenching moment of TV in 2017.

The final heart-shattering moment? Randall driving home alone with his father’s Poems For My Son sitting in the passenger seat.

Rebecca and Jack's heartbreaking fight

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Rebecca and Jack's heartbreaking fight

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Though they seem like the picture-perfect couple, Rebecca and Jack's Season 1 finale fight put a dagger straight through our hearts. 

What will happen to our favorite TV pair in Season 2?! Will Jack move back home? Only time will tell! 

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We’re pretty sure This Is Us is propping up the Kleenex business.

The NBC family drama manages to make us Carrie Mathison ugly cry on the weekly, but we keep coming back for more punches to the feels.

Take a look at the gallery above to see how Season 1’s emotional plot lines rank from “Oh, wow, this is pretty heartwarming” to “I’m so sad I should probably call out from work tomorrow."

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.