Ok so can you believe this was almost 3 years ago?
I can’t believe it was it was that long ago but let me tell you something, rewatching it gives me the same feels I felt then. Dropped me right back to it and made the time sort of disappear.
Cause man that was a good day.
Now it seems like hugs aren’t as big of deal because Daryl has gotten way better at that physical contact thing of late so its not the ‘special’ thing it was but I still think back to that one and realize just how HUGE it was. How much of a game-changer in many ways because think about it.
The way his looked when he saw her standing there. And the way he ran to her. We’d never seen this happen before. Burying his face in his shoulder and squeezing her so tight he lifted her off the ground. I mean how beautiful was it to see this display of raw emotion.
And of course he did this too..
He blubbered tears of happiness and couldn’t contain himself to the point he had to nuzzle her shoulder. And he did this in front of everyone he did not give two shits who saw him do it.
And for Carol, the acceptance and love felt right away came immediatly from Daryl first. What she had done hadn’t mattered in the slightest because she was immediately swept up into this man who loves her so much he lost control his emotion on sight of her.
This was such a beautiful thing and it may have been 3 years and there is a lot of water under the bridge but man was that something to see. Every time I see it I feel legitmized. I feel the feels and emotions of it because it’s that strong to this day.
I watch scenes and I remember why I ship it.
Because that was truly special, and nobody is taking it from me.
(gifs by @oohhshiny)