20 best moments from Sex and the City

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The New Year’s Eve scene (Sex and The City)

Okay, don’t hate us: this scene is from the Sex and the City movie, not the TV show, but it’s so heartwarming that we just had to include it in our list. (It’s the only one, promise!)

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Carrie is alone and already in bed, when Miranda calls her to complain about also being alone. She and Steve are separated and he has Brady that night, Charlotte is spending the night with her loving husband and daughter, and even Samantha is having a night-in with her beau, Smith.

Miranda insists she’s fine and that Carrie doesn’t need to get up and go see her. Still, Carrie can tell she’s lonely and rushes over there in the snow on New Year’s. Getting a taxi is impossible, but she makes her way there before midnight anyway, just to make sure Miranda knows she’s never alone. As soon as Miranda opens the door, Carrie wraps her up in a tight hug.

To make the scene that much more emotional, a gut-wrenching version of “Auld Lang Syne” is playing in the background the entire time. If this scene doesn’t make you at least a little bit emotional, you might be a robot.

This moment is the perfect example of the heart of the show: friendship. While they talk about men and sex and make crude jokes and funny puns, the show is really about the bond between these four women, and how deeply it ran. They would do anything for each other, and they have stood by each other through everything, from cancer to divorces to deaths.