From his life-long search for true love to being left at the altar we followed Ted Mosby through the best and the worst times of his life. We saw him deal with disappointment and heartbreak, all while still believing he would eventually meet that one perfect woman to share his life with. Ted’s unrelenting romantic nature manifested itself in cute gestures, idealistic quotes, and heartbreakingly sweet moments. Mr. Glass-Is-Half-Full never lost hope. For nine years, we followed the life of Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother. Let’s take a walk down the memory lane and cherish our favorite Ted Mosby moments.
Blue French Horn
Ted steals a blue French horn for Robin in the first memorable display of his willingness to go far for love. It is an act that has reverberated throughout the show. Even if saying ‘I think I am in love with you’ on a first date is one of the silliest things ever, he got the girl in the end!
When Ted Mosby tried to get back Natalie
Ted sucks at breaking up. Dumping Natalie both times on her birthday was indeed one of the worst things a guy can ever do. In spite of that, he is really cute trying to get her back with a giant sock monkey.
When Ted meets Stella and said she’s too busy for a date, he organizes an adorable, elaborate, two-minute date. How could she leave someone like Ted at the altar?
He finds Robin’s locket
Remember when Ted goes to the end of the earth to find Robin’s locket? This is one little detail that gives Robin a pause about not being with him on her wedding day. Let’s face it: Ted is definitely marriage material.
Speech to his future wife
After years of seeing Ted get all hopelessly romantic, the apex of his character is seen when he gives this speech to The Mother (Tracy McConnell), 45 days before he would have originally met her. It is hard not to tear up during this speech.
“Hi. I’m Ted Mosby. In exactly 45 days from now, you and I are going to meet. And we’re going to fall in love. We’re going to get married and we’re going to have two kids. And we’re going to love them and each other so much. All that is 45 days away. But I’m here now, I guess because I want those extra 45 days. With you. I want each one of them. And if I can’t have them, I’ll take the 45 seconds before your boyfriend shows up and punches me in the face. Because I love you. I’m always going to love you. Until the end of my days. And beyond.”
So, which one is your favorite Ted Mosby moments? Let us know in the comments below.