12 Times ‘Derek’ Made Us Super Emotional

Derek is one of those shows where you always need a box of tissues handy. The Netflix show (in which Ricky Gervais sheds his cynical persona to play a simple, kind-hearted worker at an old folks’ home) is funny, but it regularly leaves us misty-eyed with its observations on life, death and basic human decency. If you’re not compelled to give someone a hug after watching, you pretty much have no soul. Here are some Derek moments that got us all emotional:

1. When Derek’s good friend Joan died.

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When Derek cries, we all cry. And we were openly bawling during this scene.

2. When he had the best response to someone who suggested he get “tested.”

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3. When they had to put Derek’s favorite dog down.

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“If pets aren’t allowed in heaven, I don’t want to go there,” Derek says. “I’ll go where the pets are.” BRB, sobbing.

4. Whenever Derek shows his love for animals.

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belikederek.tumblr.com

5. When Hannah headbutts a girl who was saying mean things about Derek.

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Love the way Derek’s friends stick up for him.

6. When Derek goes on a date.

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He “cooked” for her, and it was sweet.

7. When Derek reminded us that money isn’t everything.

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8. When Derek encouraged his pal Kev to stop drinking.

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Kev can be pretty gross, but we also feel bad for him.

9. Whenever Derek brings joy to the old people.

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belikederek.tumblr.com

10. When he gives simple pieces of advice.

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11. When he found his dad.

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wenchyfloozymoo.tumblr.com

ALL OF THE FEELS.

12. Seeing how happy he gets over YouTube videos.

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We can all learn a thing or two from Derek!

What parts of Derek made YOU get all emotional? Comment and let us know!

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