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For the second time in about a month, Michael Scott has made viewers reach for their tissue boxes.
Steve Carell’s The Office character — who made viewers emotional when he proposed to girlfriend Holly (Amy Ryan) in late March — said his goodbyes to the staff at Dundler-Mifflin’s Scranton, Pa., branch on Thursday night’s episode. (Michael is moving to Colorado with Holly.)
It was apparently a tearful episode for many viewers, who took to Twitter to express their sadness over Carell’s departure. In fact, Michael Scott became a top trending topic after the show aired on the East Coast.
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Wrote Criminal Minds actress A.J. Cook: “Steve Carell last episode of The Office tonight. I’ll miss you Michael Scott. Sniffle.”
Tweeted Michael Buckley, who hosts the popular YouTube show What the Buck?!: “Not at all ready to say goodbye to Michael Scott tonight! :-(” He later added: “Crying. #ThatsWhatSheSaid,” referring to Michael’s catchphrase.
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A sampling of other tweets:
“Goodbye to the world’s best boss. Michael G. Scott, you will be missed! — Debbie Pinchback
“I’m fighting back the tears.” — Jordan Tomb
“so sad. so so so so sad. 🙁 #theoffice #goodbyemichaelscott” — Hillary Chaney
“Don’t cry it’s just a TV show…don’t cry it’s just a TV…crap. #theoffice #goodbyemichaelscott” — Jessica Brillhart
“Emotional episode of The Office tonight. Michael’s farewell was very appropriate 🙂 #goodbyeMichaelScott” — Andy Antonelli
“They really shouldn’t even continue it without. Michael Scott is the office. #sad” — Cheryl Yu
“The office will never be the same” — Ben Martins
“Thats the first time I’ve actually been emotionally invested in a character. A marathon of The Office is in my future.” — Mindy (no last name given)
“I want to go on record as saying that I didn’t cry watching “The Office” tonight. I was strong. But my dang allergies made my eyes water.” — Matt Mcfarren
“Goodbye Michael Scott… Its been real… Its been awkward… Its been fun… Its been awkwardly fun. #TheOffice” — Taylor Marquez
“Steve Carell you were amazing we’ll all miss you #goodbyemichealscott #supersadface” — Chris Wabsis
“The last episode of #TheOffice with Steve Carell. The end of the funniest show on TV” — Neal Esteban
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