It's the classic love triangle with a bloody twist. Brothers Stefan and Damon are 100-something year old vampires who fall in love with Elena, a human. From the very beginning, Vampire Diaries has tugged at our heartstrings with endearing love scenes and devastating losses. The brothers Salvatore act as foils for each. Stefan plays the good guy with a heart of gold (who harbors a latent dark side), while Damon is the bad boy with a good core.Their characters' propensities for good and/or evil are the basis for some of the most gut-wrenching moments on modern television. From all the funny Vampire Diaries moments, to the many sad ones, fans love being along for the dark, twisty ride. (And kudos to Nina Dobrev for convincingly portraying good girl Elena and the evil yet alluring Katherine, the villain we all love to hate.)
Some of she show's villains have been amusingly wicked, and the supporting cast is just as beloved as the starring trio. Everyone has their fair share of heartbreak and drama. Despite the fact that TVD revolves around magic and some crazy blood-sucking bad guys, the heart of it is love - romantic and brotherly. Some fans are split into Team Delena or Team Stelena, but at the end of the day, everyone is Team Salvatore.
This is a compilation of the most emotional scenes from episodes in seasons one through six. Check out The Vampire Diaries moments that gave you all the feels, and vote up your favorites!
When Damon Visits Alaric's Grave
Bourbon buddies in life and death. Damon visits Alaric’s grave, venting about having to take care of the “kids.” Meanwhile, Alaric listens on the other side.
Bonnie's Death and Funeral
Bonnie, in ghost form, watched as her friends openly grieved for her. In the midst of so much grief Bonnie walks to each friend and gives them a message (through Jeremy), and then looks over at the entire clan (sans amnesiac Stefan) and finds some peace in seeing everyone together.
We knew it was coming but that didn’t make it any less emotional. Many people anticipated she’d die now that she was human again, but instead, Kai makes it so that she can live only when Bonnie is dead. Everyone has a chance to say their goodbyes and each one is emotional in their own right. But the scene of her and Bonnie surrounded by floating feathers was a nice throwback to vintage TVD, and reminded us all why the friendships are part of why we love the show.
When Alaric Chooses Death Over Becoming a Vampire
Esther used Elena’s blood to cast a spell that would make Alaric an original vampire hunter, but to do it, she would have to kill him. When. Afterward he has a somewhat fatherly heart-to-heart with Elena, and Jeremy and steps outside to find that the whole gang is there for him (as The Fray’s “Be Still” plays). Damon stays with Alaric and they have a final drink together. It’s a beautiful scene and even though he doesn’t actually die, it’s still one of the saddest death scenes in the show.