Fans of Emmerdale were left completely heartbroken when they saw Paddy Kirk and Chas Dingle imagine a life with their little girl, Grace, just before she died tragically in their arms.
Chas and Paddy had to abandon Aaron and Robert’s stag do early in order to rush to the hospital, as Chas started getting the pains of labour.
And after the birth, of which fans were only treated to a short moment, Chas tried not to hold her child as she knew they would only have hours together before Grace died.
But eventually the nurse and midwife won her round, and soon she and Paddy were transfixed on the face of their little girl, knowing she would not survive long with them.
In order to help cope, the pair tried to do things like take a photo with her, wrap her up in a special blanket, put her in a cute baby grow and sing to her a little ditty Paddy made up.
But Paddy wanted to show her more of their special place – the forest – and started to imagine showing their little girl the tree they scratched their initials in and the spot where they got “married.”
As Grace got older, going from toddler to little girl to teenager, the pair tried to show her the wonders of their life together, before the moment came when Chas’ hospital bed appeared in their imaginings, beckoning them back to reality as Grace died.
Fans were in tears as they watched the sad end of Grace’s life, and how Chas and Paddy’s journey of grief was only just beginning.
One wrote: "Never cried so much in all my life! How sad is emmerdale"
Another added: "Omg this is heartbreaking am in tears, brilliant acting #emmerdale"
A third said: "Tears in my eyes watching Emmerdale, so sad"
While the pair were trying to cope with their loss, Aaron, Robert, Faith and Marlon waited patiently in the hospital. all of them grieving the poor, little girl they did not even get a chance to meet.
Emmerdale continues weekdays at 7pm and again at 8pm on Thursdays on ITV.
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