THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES S8E4
On the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Jon did the unthinkable – he left his loyal companion Ghost behind, sending him with Tormund to go live a new life beyond the wall. It was intended to be a sad but touching moment – a practical move for Ghost’s protection, but also a symbolic way of Jon leaving behind part of his Stark heritage in favor of something new.
However, most viewer’s reactions were less, “aww that’s sad” and more “OH MY GOD HOW COULD HE?”
At the center of this controversy is the fact that Jon Snow never even pet Ghost to say goodbye. He just looked at the poor creature and coldly walked away. People are… not happy about this:
Look I sobbed like a baby over Rhaegal but this made me laugh because I also sobbed for Ghost #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/3MuLy2NI76
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 7, 2019
Me: Jon Snow, may the gods be with you as you ride south and fight Cersei and…
*Jon Snow doesn’t pet Ghost*
— NG🐱🌮 (@sendmethecats) May 6, 2019
Rt if you think ghost was the best boy in winterfell and deserved all the pets jon didn’t give him xD. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/e0dqNGVaCM
— Francisco Rodríguez (@Pacogaku_FX) May 6, 2019
As fellow fans of the show and good citizens of the internet, we have decided to give you a chance to make this right. Below you will find Ghost, ready to be consoled with a swipe of your finger or a touch of your mouse. You know what to do.
Coding by Tom Goldthwait (@authw8) and graphics by Nick Uroseva (@Nick_Uroseva).