This Is Us' 15 Most Tearjerking Scenes, From Dr. K's Lemonade to 'The Train'


Pearson hive, assemble! (And, uh, make sure you’ve got those tissues ready.)

When This Is Us airs its final episode tonight (NBC, 9/8c), it’ll mark the end of an era for those of us who like our family dramas funny, fraught and full o’ feelings. For six seasons, we’ve followed Jack and Rebecca Pearson’s brood as they encountered the joys and sorrows involved with growing up, figuring life out and having offspring of their own.

And man, did they make us cry while they did it! And we just kept coming back for more!

In that lovingly weepy spirit, and to celebrate This Is Us‘ swan song, we’ve compiled a list of the show’s 15 most tearjerking scenes. We chose moments from across the drama’s run, highlighting as many characters as we could. That said, Randall shows up in a lot of the selections — hey, the guy’s in touch with his emotions!

The Dr. K speech that kicked things off… William’s abrupt farewell in Memphis… a seminal heart-to-heart between Kate and Rebecca — they’re all here to warm-up your tear ducts ahead of the series’ big goodbye. (Speaking of Rebecca: Make sure to check out our appreciation of Mandy Moore’s work over the seasons.)

Of course, we picked the scenes we thought were the saddest and/or most touching, but we want to hear what your favorite This Is Us moments of this nature are, as well. So scroll through the list below, then make sure to hit the comments with the ones you think we missed.