14 Undeniable Reasons Why Randall Pearson Is The Best Character On 'This Is Us'

14 Undeniable Reasons Why Randall Pearson Is The Best Character On 'This Is Us'

Sorry not sorry, Jack Pearson.
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Before we begin: READ NO FARTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT "THIS IS US" SPOILED FOR YOU.

You have been warned.

Alright, so I know what you're thinking. 'How the hell can Randall Pearson be the best "This Is Us" character? Jack Pearson is obviously the best!' Which, yes, okay, you're not wrong. Think of it this way: Jack had is own struggles and was just as flawed as his wife and children. And to put it plainly: Jack isn't around anymore. We may still be able to watch him in the past, but "current" life is still carrying on without his physical presence, as much as it hurts to admit.


Randall has all of the good qualities of his father, just with a dose of insecurity thrown in. This helps him easily knock Kevin, Kate and Rebecca out of the running.

Kevin has, unfortunately, made himself into a bit of a passive villain throughout the show thus far, with his treatment of Randall as kids and his inherent selfishness.


Kate, while a solidly independent woman, has allowed her insecurities to take over her life, affecting her relationship with her family and Toby.

I don't think I have to explain much about Rebecca: By attempting to "protect" her family, which she arguably didn't want in the first place, she caused all of them a world of unnecessary pain. I think you see where I'm going with this.

That being said, here are 10 reasons why Randall Pearson is the best character on "This Is Us":


1. His relationship with his father


2. He's married to possibly the greatest human on Earth: Beth


3. His excitement over the thought of eating burgers in bed



4. Despite what Kevin put him through as kids, Randall is still there for him...


5. ...but he was never afraid to stand up to him when he wasn't being treated right


6. His very real fear of upsetting his mother


7. He loves his job, even though no one really understands what he does


8. He and Beth have the most adorable children in the world


9. And let's not forget how cute he was as a kid


10. He's not afraid to tease his siblings when they bring a significant other home


11. His competitive streak


12. His incredible capacity for emotion...


13. ...and his incredible ability to forgive


14. The fact that when it came down to it, he really just needed some assurance from his father (even if it was fueled by and accidental high)


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11 Things You Understand If You Hate Physical Contact

Please keep your hands and feet away from me at all times.
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We currently live in a world where EVERYONE LIKES TO TOUCH EACH OTHER. People enjoy hugs, high fives, tapping others on the shoulder, pokes, ect. For someone like you and me (I'm assuming you too since you clicked on this article), this is the WORST thing in the world. Whenever I think of someone touching me (even just a poke) without my permission my reaction is like Sofia Vergara in Modern Family.

I mean, when I take that love languages quiz, physical touch is always on the bottom of my preferences. So I thought to my self, you know I can't be the only person in the world that hates physical touching. So here are 11 things every person who hates physical touch will understand:


1. When people tickle you

I don't care that it's just for fun and jokes; I'm not laughing because I want to, you are literally forcing me to laugh. I hate you, get your greasy hands off of me before I make you get them off of me.


2. When people think they need to tap your shoulder to get your attention

As if simply saying "Hey" followed by my name wasn't enough. I don't need your grubby little fingers touching me. Now I'm annoyed with you before this conversation even started, what do you want?


3. When someone you barely know reaches in for a hug

I don't know who the heck you're thinking you're about to hug because it sure isn't going to be me. Hugs are reserved for people I know well and like, not you. Okay release me now, I am not enjoying this. LET ME GO.


4. When people tell you that you aren't an affectionate person

Are you aware there are ways to show my affection without constantly being all over you like a koala bear? Yes, I'm affectionate, hop off.


5. When someone is in your personal space

We could be best friends, we could be complete strangers. We could be lovers, I could hate your guts. We could be in private, we could be in public. I don't care what the situation is, if you're in my personal space uninvited GET OUT. There is no reason to be so close to me unwarranted.


6. You don't know how to comfort people

When you see an upset loved one, most people think they you should comfort then by pulling them into a long lasting hug. But, that's the kind of things that your nightmares are literally made out of. So, you stand there confused how you should comfort your friend/relative while also not sacrificing your touch moral code.


7. When people say you "look like you could use a hug"

Um no. I never could use one, get off of me. I will let you know when I want one.


8. When you're hugging someone wondering how soon you can release

Please end my suffering.


9. When you arrive at a social gathering and people rush to greet you with hugs

Let's not.

10. When you try to leave a social gathering by just waving to get out of goodbye hugs

Please no one make me hug you.


11. That one person who is allowed to hug you/touch you

This person, typically a significant other or best friend, gets to break all the "no touch" rules and we gladly accept their hugs and cuddles and public displays of affection. But only them, no one can copy them.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Let Me Breathe

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Why won't you let me breath?

All I asked was for some space

Space and time are supposed to heal all wounds

But you haven't let me go


Why won't you let me go?

All I feel is your pain

You're all I ever see

You are holding me back


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Leave me alone


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