The Big Bang Theory was a sitcom that always made us laugh, but it still had heart. Here are the emotional moments of Leonard, Sheldon and the gang.
For 12 seasons, we’ve seen the gang of The Big Bang Theory go through it all. We’ve seen Howard’s mom pass away unexpectedly. We witnessed Sheldon’s inability to connect to another human being change over the years, leading him to marry his one true love with all his heart. And we’ve been there as guys like Stuart face adversity and start over when life wasn’t always fair to them.
Let’s take a look at 10 moments in The Big Bang Theory that really tugged on our heart strings. Some of us may have even shed a tear or two.
THE FIRST TIME SHELDON TOLD AMY HE LOVED HER
After years of dating, Amy and Sheldon were moving at a snail’s pace. Amy was ready for the next physical step in their relationship but she respected Sheldon’s boundaries and wanted to know if Sheldon could at least picture any intimacy happening between them.
During the gang’s adult prom night, the thought of going “all the way” with Amy scared Sheldon. Instead of moving that far in their relationship, Sheldon ended up telling Amy he loved her. This came as a shock to both Amy and the audience. Who knew that such an emotionless man could have such large feelings.
WHEN AMY BROKE UP WITH SHELDON
In the episode “The Commitment Determination,” our hearts were torn from our chests — Amy broke up with Sheldon. Granted, she said she needed a break from Sheldon, but when Sheldon didn’t understand the terms of this so-called “break,” he went a little crazy and couldn’t leave her alone.
It infuriated Amy that Sheldon couldn’t respect her space. She decided to officially end it and it caused a huge divide in the group. Amy was now a core member of the gang and one of Bernadette and Penny’s best friends. The thought of this perfectly imperfect couple no longer being together was too much to bear.
WHEN ARTHUR DIED AND WE SAW A NEW SIDE TO SHELDON
After meeting Professor Proton (aka, Arthur Jeffries) at a local pharmacy, Sheldon and Leonard really hit it off with him. They all had a mutual love for science despite their huge age gap. Sadly for Sheldon, Arthur preferred the company of Leonard to him, but Arthur was still a role model in Sheldon’s life.
In the episode The Proton Transmogrification,” the gang finds out that Arthur passed away. Due to Sheldon sometimes acting like a 7-year-old, Leonard was nervous how Sheldon would take the news. And while he acted normal on the outside, on the inside he was crushed. He had dreams of Arthur during his nap and when he woke up, he hugged Leonard with all his might. The touching moment between the two friends crushed viewers.
WHEN LEONARD AND PENNY GOT MARRIED IN FRONT OF THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
When Leonard and Penny got married in Vegas without their friends or family around, fans (and their friends) were stunned. Was this really the dream wedding these two waited so long to have? Nevertheless, the two were married and didn’t seem to have any regrets.
Years later, Penny learns that Leonard’s mom was hurt that she wasn’t invited to their wedding and didn’t even know about it until afterward. To make it up to her and everyone else, Penny and Leonard decide to have a second wedding for all their friends and family. It was an adorable ceremony and exactly what we should have gotten the first time around.
WHEN SHELDON FINALLY PROPOSED TO AMY
Sheldon and Amy were dating for over five years before they finally had “coitus.” Amy has always had a love for Sheldon and that love deepened after the two got back together following their short break. But when Amy moves to New Jersey for a few months for work, Sheldon realizes what life is like without Amy again. When a former graduate student kisses him, he heads directly to the airport where he buys a ticket and flies to see Amy Farrah Fowler and proposes to her on the spot. Fans went wild, Amy was in shock, and Sheldon was never more determined to keep Amy in his life.
Hope you all have a strong heart to read all this!