When it comes to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, there are lots of reasons not to let yourself feel.

You don’t know these people on your TV screen. Who knows what could be going on behind the scenes? And what ABC cut and manipulated in the editing room to deceive us? And who might not be there “for the right reasons”? The Bachelor or Bachelorette almost never picks the person you think they should pick. And even when they DO, they almost always end up breaking up within a year anyway.

But, even if just for one minute and twenty six seconds, let us not be so jaded. Let us be like this adorable girl who just left the oral surgeon’s office and, in a haze of anesthesia, declared her true, real, human feelings of hope and love for Jef Holm and Emily Maynard. She teaches us that it is okay, cathartic even, to feel for these people on reality TV whom we don’t know at all. She just wants them to find happiness! Isn’t that what we ALL want?

Oh, and she cries and it’s just, ugh, the cutest thing.


She deserves to be happy … HER FIANCE DIED!!!

ABC couldn’t have said it better themselves.

The silver lining for adorable Jane here: Even though this video ended up on the internet, and even if Jef does ride off into the sunset on his skateboard with Emily on his shoulders, he wants to talk to you, Jane! I didn’t catch it on Jef’s hometown date, but maybe he has a younger brother he could set you up with?

(Image courtesy of ABC)

Meghan Carlson

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Meghan hails from Walla Walla, WA, the proud home of the world’s best sweet onions and Adam West, the original Batman. An avid grammarian and over-analyzer, you can usually find her thinking too hard about plot devices in favorites like The OfficeIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and How I Met Your Mother. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys drawing, shopping, trying to be funny (and often failing), and not understanding the whole Twilight thing. She’s got a BA in English and Studio Art from Whitman College, which makes her a professional arguer, daydreamer, and doodler.