Our tears were pretty much infinite when The Governor (David Morrissey) decapitated Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) in Season 4, Episode 8, "Too Far Gone." We had just barely stopped crying when AMC released this Hershel retrospective on their YouTube channel. Now the tears are all coming back! Hershel is the sweetest grandfatherly character ever to see the zombie apocalypse, and we will miss him dearly.

The video chronicles Hershel's arc in the series, from his all-too-optimistic barn full of zombies (he was hoping for a cure, like the sweetheart he is) to the loss of his leg. It even features some of Hershel's sage-like wisdom, like "Mankind has been fighting plagues from the start. It's nature, correcting herself, restoring some balance."

"I think it's Hershel's nature to try to bring out the humanity in everyone," says Scott in the video. "I think Hershel really appreciates and loves each one of the members of this community."

We're inclined to agree. We're not sure what Team Prison will do without him — but the actors themselves seem pretty bummed about losing a family member, too.

"I thought he'd be the coolest grandpa to have," said Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), adding that Hershel totally was like a grandpa to him during filming.

Danai Gurira (Michonne) called Hershel the "moral compass" of the show, while Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) called him "a god amongst men" with "a lion heart."

Extra heartbreaking is the sadness from his on-screen daughters, Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene). The trio got extra-close while working together on the series. "I'm gonna really miss Scott because he's so much a part of our family and it seems like our little Greene family keeps getting smaller and smaller," said Emily.

"He is a complete mentor for me and the best movie dad you could ever ask for," added Lauren. "Gone from the walking dead but not gone from all of our family."

Even Chad Coleman (Tyreese), a relative newcomer to the cast, had some sentimental words for Scott's departure. "Godspeed, baby," he quipped. "Can't wait to see what you do next."

Scott, meanwhile, will be holding his breath as he watches the show with the rest of us. "I will be joining you in anticipation of what's going to happen next."

Watch the full video below, and share your favorite Hershel memories in the comments!

The Walking Dead returns Sunday, February 9 at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.

Sarah Anne Lloyd is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!


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