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12 Small But Poignant Moments From 'The Office' That Prove Michael Scott Is The Best Character In TV

August 4, 2020 13.7k votes 1.7k voters 63.8k views12 items

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Michael Scott is initially a difficult character to love. But these fan-favorite moments prove that he's got a compassionate and mature heart for others. Vote up the best ones down below!

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    He Shows Up To Pam's Art Show

    He Shows Up To Pam's Art Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 12 Small But Poignant Moments From 'The Office' That Prove Michael Scott Is The Best Character In TV
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    Pam's art career is featured in various stages throughout the 9 seasons of the show. In the beginning, she finds it difficult to self-promote in a way that's reflective of her lack of self-assurance. However, it's in these moments that Michael remains the most supportive. He rushes for the art show and even offers to buy the painting of Dunder Mifflin.

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    Michael Writes Dwight A Touching Letter Of Recommendation

    Michael Writes Dwight A Touchi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 12 Small But Poignant Moments From 'The Office' That Prove Michael Scott Is The Best Character In TV
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    Dwight and Michael, though close friends, have butted heads on countless occassions. But as Michael leaves the Office, he reveals his true loyalty to Dwight and gifts him with a letter of recommendation that Dwight has wanted for so long. And then they go play paintball outside which tops the cake.

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    He Recognizes That Erin Sees Him As A Dad

    He Recognizes That Erin Sees H is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 12 Small But Poignant Moments From 'The Office' That Prove Michael Scott Is The Best Character In TV
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    Michael immediately recognizes that Erin sees him as a father figure and reacts swiftly with a deep and compassionate sensitivity towards Erin. He takes the role serious and later goes so far as to scare Gabe: "If you break that girl's heart, I will literally kill you and your entire family."

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    He Remembers The Names Of Angela's Cats

    He Remembers The Names Of Ange is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 12 Small But Poignant Moments From 'The Office' That Prove Michael Scott Is The Best Character In TV
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    The fact that Michael knows Angela's cat by name highlights the fact that he really does involve himself in the life of who he considers his family.

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