From spur-of-the-moment love proposals to sneak-attack I love you’s, The Big Bang Theory indeed knows how to tug-on-our heartstrings. In the beginning, it seemed like a show only nerds can watch. But over the time The Big Bang Theory has proved to be one of the most versatile shows ever. Here are some moments that cause fans to well up.
1. Howard’s mother dies
In The Comic Book Store, the gang is given a brutal blow when Howard reveals his mother has died. This character was never even seen on the show, but the thought of her never yelling from behind closed doors off camera was a huge shock for fans. The teary moment though wasn’t just Howard’s revelation, but Sheldon’s touching reaction too. He has never been sympathetic, but, to everyone’s shock, Sheldon told Howard that when his father passed away he didn’t have any friends to support him, but Howard has his friends.
2. Howard’s song for Bernadette
One of the cutest moment was Howard preparing this adorable song for his microbiologist girlfriend to celebrate their anniversary.
“Ever since I met you, you turned my world around. You supported all my dreams and all my hopes. You’re like Uranium 235 and I’m Uranium 238, almost inseparable isotopes. I couldn’t have imagined how good my life would get from the moment that I met you, Bernadette.”
3. Bernadette was about to break up with Howard
Bernadette found out that he had previously hired prostitutes and had a threesome involving Raj and a woman dressed as Sailor Moon. She was very upset and refused to see Howard. That is when he said to Penny-
“Tell her I’m really sorry. And if she doesn’t want to marry me, I get it. But what I really want her to know is the guy that she is really disgusted by is the guy that I’m disgusted by, too. But, that guy doesn’t exist anymore; he’s gone. And the reason is because of her. So, if this relationship is over, let her know that she made me a better man, and tell her thank you.”
4. Sheldon’s Pop pop
Sheldon’s story about how his grandfather, the only person that ever actually encouraged him to pursue science, passed away when he was little and the only thing he wanted from Santa for Christmas was his Pop Pop back. Moreover, his other reason for wanting his Pop Pop back was because he didn’t want his Meemaw to be sad anymore.
5. Leonard and Penny’s breakup
Leonard’s heartbreak was really devastating to watch. There was also Penny’s agonized sobbing as she broke up with Leonard which proved that she really did love him, but was afraid she couldn’t be what he expected.
6. When Sheldon said “I love you”
One of the most recent massively emotional moments happened in November’s episode “The Prom Equivalency” when Sheldon shocked audiences by saying “I love you too,” to Amy before she could even muster up the courage to say that she loved him.
7. Sheldon and Amy’s Christmas gift exchange
During a Christmas celebration, Amy and Sheldon agree not to get each other presents, but Sheldon gets one anyway in the hope to make Amy feel bad that she didn’t get him a gift. Unknown to him, Amy prepared something for him to his meemaw’s Christmas cookies! “They taste just like meemaw’s hugs,” he said. Goosebumps!
8. Amy breaks up with Sheldon
The fact that a person like Sheldon ever found his intellectual equal was a god-gifted in itself, so when the series 8 finale dropped the fact that Amy was breaking up with him, we were as shocked as Sheldon. After not exactly taking their relationship seriously, Sheldon was hit with a cold dose of reality. Amy broke up with him saying “being your girlfriend is so challenging, emotionally, physically. This isn’t easy to say because I love you, but I need some time to take a step back and reevaluate our situation.” Even WORSE? Sheldon had been keeping an engagement ring in his drawer all along.
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