Fans React to That Big Jon Snow Moment

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A huge group of Game of Thrones fans went wild for one of Jon Snow’s biggest moments in the Season 8 finale: petting his direwolf, Ghost.

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Earlier this season, fans were devastated that Jon sent Ghost away with Tormund and the Wildlings, claiming that he “belongs in the North”. He did this without so much as a fond look, never mind petting him or scratching behind the ears. This was, apparently, in order to make sure the scene didn’t look like a visual effects shot and thus make the moment more “honest”.

But for the finale, Jon and Ghost got the moment fans had wanted. And some viewers, caught on video and posted to Twitter, went wild. And yes, we know how they feel.

Not everyone thought Jon deserved such a tender moment with his direwolf, though…

For more on Game of Thrones’ final episode, take a look at this photo from Season 1 that predicted it all, our discussion on where Drogon is, why Grey Worm is heading to Naath, and our explainer on the series finale’s ending.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer, and all-round fan of direwolves. You can follow him on Twitter

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