Bachelorette runner-up Matty’s reaction to the news that he had not won Georgia’s heart was one of the most raw reality television moments Australia has ever seen.
If the 30-year-old Sydney-sider had not already won your heart, surely you wanted to give him a hug after you saw Matty’s emotional response to being rejected? It was just so relatable.
In case you missed it, the tear-jerking moment went like this:
“I came here to fall in love and I have,” Georgia told a hopeful Matty.”It”s just with someone else.”
Matty’s face dropped suddenly, he took a deep breath and shut his eyes. He quickly covered his eyes with the palm of his hands and massaged his temples. He was clearly on the verge of tears.
Listen to Amy Cooper and Laura Brodnik discuss whether Georgia made the right choice on the ‘Bach Chat’ podcast. (Post continues after audio.)
Sniffling, Matty let go of Georgia’s hands and as if he was kicked in the stomach, crouched over and rubbed his knees.
It’s a moment that anyone who has been heartbroken knows too well. The moment that the heartbreak literally knocks you over.
Fans of The Simpsons, may have noticed a heart-breaking similarity between Matty’s reaction and the moment Lisa Simpson rejected Ralph Wiggum on television.
— ClaraClover (@CloverClara) October 27, 2016