If you haven’t watched the latest episode of This Is Us, then SPOILER ALERT. The moment Kate and Toby fans have been waiting for all season has finally arrived—and it’s as emotional as you expected.

On this week’s episode of This Is Us, Kate was rushed to the hospital where she delivered her baby at just 28 weeks. Like everything else about the beloved series, Toby and Kate’s entire experience welcoming a preemie—and facing life in the NICU—was as raw and real as it gets.

Parents and fans of the show took to Twitter to share their own experiences with the NICU and the perfect storm of both joy and fear that comes with having a preemie.

This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz took to Twitter herself to read and react to the outpouring of stories from fans.

Even for parents that have not gone through the same experience, the emotional moment when Kate and Toby sit by their newly named son, Jack (because, of course!) resonates. That feeling of overwhelming love is one every parent can relate to.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Courtesy of Ron Batzdorff/NBC

 

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