Derek Shepherd tragically died back in Season 11 of Grey’s Anatomy, which devastated every single fan of the show. While we’ve slowly been able to move on, there’s still a part of us that deeply misses Derek’s presence.
From being an unbelievable doctor to being an even better partner, here are five reasons why we miss McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) so much.
Say The Right Thing
Derek always had a way of knowing just the right thing to say at the right time. He always knew how to handle difficult situations and he wasn’t a man that was often at a loss for words.
Every single doctor that walked the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial was incredibly inspired by Derek Shepherd. He was not only one of the best neurosurgeons in the country (because he was), but he also took risks and wasn’t afraid to fail.
Oh That Face
This is shallow, we know, but we miss seeing Derek’s beautiful face every day. With his perfect hair, perfect smile, and perfect everything else, nobody will ever make us feel the way Derek made us feel!
Father Knows Best
Of course, he was a great doctor, but Derek was meant to be a dad. When he and Meredith first adopted their daughter Zola, it was destiny! Despite his very busy schedule, he always made time for his kiddos.
Once In A Lifetime Love
Last but certainly not least, Derek absolutely adored Meredith. He did everything in his power to make Meredith happy and they had a beautiful relationship for basically 10 years. We’re not sure if another person will ever love Meredith as much as Derek loved her.