While certainly not one the most shocking moments of the year, Nick (Kit Connor) coming out to his mother Sarah (Olivia Colman) during the season finale of Netflix’s Heartstopper was easily one of the most beautiful.
“Mom, you know Charlie’s like my best friend,” Nick says about his relationship with his schoolmate, played by Joe Locke.
When Sarah immediately pushes back and says Charlie can’t come on vacation with with them, Nick responds, “No, that’s not what I was going to say.” In an instant, Sarah knows they are having a much different conversation.
“He’s my boyfriend,” Nick says. “Charlie’s my boyfriend. I still like girls, but I like boys, too. Me and Charlie, we’re going out. I just wanted you to know.”
Sarah embraces him, saying, “Oh baby, thank you for telling me. I’m sorry if I ever made you feel like you couldn’t tell me that.”