Smiley Mike Johnson was sent home last night on The Bachelorette following a heartbreaking breakup scene. After a fun day of drawing and getting painted by a professional artist, Hannah Brown and Johnson headed into the evening portion of their one-on-one.
As soon as the scene opened with Brown wistfully looking at historical paintings, weeping, we knew something was up.
Hannah Brown breaks up with Mike Johnson
If we learned anything last night it’s that Johnson is the best man in the world to break up with. He’s sweet, understanding, even encouraging.
Brown entered the evening portion of her one-on-one with Johnson emotional. She cried as Johnson hugged her and comforted her.
“I think I’ve just been like thinking a lot since I’ve been here and you’ve been such a leader here. I told you in the rose ceremony the first day I was so freaking nervous and all I could see–you were just smiling and you got me through it. I know one of the first conversations we had was like how you don’t want to get your heart broken and I know how bad that hurts. You’ve talked about your three ladies in your life. They’re so amazing and you’re looking for your fourth lady, and I know that I’m not that fourth lady,” she told him.
“I know it’s hard to say. But it’s what you needed to say, how you feel. I can’t say that I’m happy. I don’t know what to say except thank you for being honest,” Johnson replied, proving himself to be the outstanding gentleman we all believed he was.
As they said goodbye, Brown told him: “I’m really proud of you and who you are and the man that you are.”
In her talking head interview, she spoke about how difficult it was to say goodbye to Johnson.
“This is by far the hardest goodbye that I’ve had to say and it’s because of how good of a human Mike is. Mike deserves to be loved fiercely just as much as I do. It hurts to hurt people along the way for something that you believe in. Trying to be strong, trying to keep my faith, and I’m trying to rely on the thing that’s far greater than me. But I don’t know what to do, and I’m scared,” she said, crying.
But what was truly heartbreaking was Johnson’s post-breakup interview in the car as he was driven away from his one-on-one with Brown.
“It’s like her putting a dagger in my heart and tearing it out and stepping on it. I know that I’m ready for love and I know that I was opening my heart up to Hannah, and I know that she crushed me,” he said.
Fans are convinced Mike Johnson should be the next Bachelor
After watching Johnson react to his breakup with such poise and grace, Bachelorette fans think Johnson should, without a doubt, be named the next Bachelor.
Some fans are warning producers that they’re not going to be happy if Johnson’s not awarded the title.
But, mostly, fans just want Johnson to have his own happy ending.