On the rarest of the rare occasions, when the socially dysfunctional Sheldon Cooper flashed his human side, we were undoubtedly blown! Here are the top heartwarming moments by Sheldon Cooper!
Dr. Sheldon Cooper was the eccentric genius on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, played to the utmost perfection by Jim Parsons. Fans saw him as a child trapped in a man’s body and bashed him for throwing tantrums and considering every person as his intellectual inferior. He regarded himself infallible and some sort of superior breed among humans. We felt bad for his friends when he looked down upon them. His preference for a solitary lifestyle and inability to recognize social cues undoubtedly makes him socially dysfunctional.
We thought Amy would get hurt in the end for loving him and waiting for him to respond so patiently. For seeing him repeating his cluelessness over and over again, we used to be prepared for a self-centered Sheldon-like response on every emotional moment in ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
- Sheldon Cooper moments!
- When Sheldon surprised Amy with “I Love You, too”
- Arthur’s death and we saw a sentimental Sheldon
- When Sheldon pulled out the ring box with an engagement ring
- When Sheldon and Amy exchanged vows
But, he surprised us with his unexpectedly sentimental reaction in those moments. Trust us, in the following unexpected scenes on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, when Sheldon flashed his human side, the moments got tugged to our heartstrings. Let’s recount five of those unexpected Sheldon moments from ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
When Sheldon surprised Amy with “I Love You, too”
Amy and Sheldon were moving at a snail’s pace, and fans and Amy weren’t expecting Sheldon to steer their love boat. After years of dating, Amy secretly wished Sheldon to feel for her the way she felt for him. Sheldon’s behaviour, on most occasions, made Amy lose all such hopes from Sheldon.
But in an episode titled “The Prom Equivalency” in season 8, Sheldon did something so unexpected that Amy got a panic attack. The episode saw Sheldon getting a panic attack because of the pressure of all those mating rituals on prom night. She leaves everything and runs away to his room.
Later, when Amy reached out to him, Sheldon opens up and tells her “I really did think you looked pretty”. Amy, being sure that she will never hear anything romantic from Sheldon, tries to confess her feelings to him. But before she could utter those three words, Sheldon stops her and says, “I love you, too”. He added, “There’s no denying I have feelings for you that can’t be explained in any other way”.
And then he scientifically interprets his feelings saying, “I briefly considered that I had a brain parasite, but that seems even more far-fetched. The only conclusion was love”. Amy, as well as the viewers, were completely blown away with this supremely romantic Sheldon.
Arthur’s death and we saw a sentimental Sheldon
Sheldon and Leonard really hit it off instantly when they met Arthur at a local pharmacy. They all had a mutual love for science despite their huge age gap. Arthur preferred the company of Leonard to Sheldon, but Sheldon looked up to him as his role model.
In the episode “The Proton Transmogrification“, Arthur passed away. Leonard was unsure how Sheldon will take the news. He had behaved like a child trapped in a man’s boy, on most occasions. Leonard was nervous. When Sheldon heard the news, he acted normal on the outside, but on the inside, he was crushed.
He had dreams of Arthur in his sleep. As soon as he woke up, he did the unexpected. Sheldon hugged Leonard with all his might. This touching moment between the two friends still melts our hearts.
When Sheldon pulled out the ring box with an engagement ring
Sheldon was Skyping with an unhappy Amy in the episode titled “The Commitment Determination”. Amy tells him straightforward that being his girlfriend is so challenging both physically and emotionally. She has been incredibly patient for years, to which, Sheldon strongly disagrees.
“This isn’t easy to say because I love you, but I need some time to take a step back and re-evaluate our situation“, a dejected Amy, who had finally had enough, told Sheldon. Sheldon was shell-shocked after facing rejection but accepts it. She said goodbye and ended the call.
As soon as the call ended, Sheldon was shown talking to Gollum, his favourite doll on his desk. And then suddenly, he pulled out a ring box with an engagement ring. “Well Gollum, you’re an expert on rings. What do I do with this one?” the heartbroken Sheldon asked Gollum, ending the season on a huge cliffhanger.
When Sheldon finally went down on his knees
Later, in the tenth season, we saw Amy move to New Jersey for a few months for work. In the episode titled “The Long Distance Dissonance“, we saw Sheldon’s old admirer Dr Ramona hanging around with him. The gang was convinced that Ramona romantically pursued Sheldon. But Sheldon remained clueless. When he asked her about it, she kissed him.
Sheldon heads directly to the airport and flies to see Amy Farrah Fowler and proposes to her as soon as she opens the door. Fans went wild, Amy was in shock. Never before Sheldon was so determined to keep Amy in his life.
When Sheldon and Amy exchanged vows
In the episode titled “The Bow Tie Asymmetry“, finally the moment arrived when Sheldon and Amy were to be pronounced as husband and wife. When Amy and Sheldon exchange vows, Sheldon is so overwhelmed with what Amy says that he is rendered speechless for the first time in his life. He was at a loss of words, but reciprocated his love for her, with, surprisingly, the most romantic lines on TV. He starts his vows saying,
“AMY … I USUALLY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY, BUT IN THIS MOMENT, I HAVE NO WORDS”, SHELDON SAYS. “I GUESS … I’M OVERWHELMED BY YOU. IN A GOOD WAY, NOT IN THE ELEVATOR IN A HAUNTED MANSION WAY.”
And then he spoke the most romantic of all lines,
“Even if I can’t tell you now how I feel, I will spend my life showing you how much I love you”.
The more we misunderstand Sheldon, the more he stunned us by flashing his sentimental side. Let us know what you think about Sheldon Cooper in the comments box below.