The Walking Dead doesn’t return until Sunday for the second half of Season 8 — and Carl’s demise — but already, we’re getting emotional. We’ve watched the kid since he was too short to bean a walker, after all!
So, since that ugly cry is imminent, we’ve decided to go all in by counting down the AMC drama’s 30 saddest deaths ever. (Meaning, significant as the swan songs of villains like Shane and the Governor were, they’ve been excluded as they hardly qualify as sad.)
To check out our rankings, grab a tissue and scroll through the gallery to the right or click here for direct access. Then hit the comments with the order in which you’d have listed the dear departed.