The popular HBO show aired its series finale Sunday night, receiving plenty of mixed reactions from fans about the fate of their favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters in Westeros. But regardless of what everyone thought about how the story ended, we think it's safe to say we can all agree that one particular reunion had us feeling all the same feels.
Toward the end of the episode, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) learns that he will return to the Night's Watch, after killing Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). In a truly touching scene from the closing moments of the finale, Jon is reunited with his loyal dire wolf, Ghost, whom he finally fully acknowledges and pets lovingly.
It's been a long time coming, after Jon "ghosted Ghost" during last week's penultimate episode, as some fans on social media so perfectly put it. Naturally, they were very happy for "the only finale we really needed" from Jon and the CGI-created creature, whom fans first met in season one of the series.
That wasn't the only pet moment that had us tearing up, however. After Jon used a dagger to kill his aunt/queen/lover Daenerys, no one was more upset than Khaleesi's last-standing dragon, Drogon.
Moments before burning the Iron Throne and flying away with Dany, Drogon mourned the loss of his mother, at one point even trying to wake her up, which received an equal amount of love on social media:
my sister & i were talking about the #GameOfThrones finale & she made a great point - Sansa’s hair has always mimicked people she’s learning from or inspired by. but now, Queen of the North in her own right, she wears it down. simple, unadorned & free to write her own story 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/4mogfP6NpO