13 Happy Moments From 'The Walking Dead' & 'Fear TWD' (PHOTOS)

Emily Hannemann

The Walking Dead has a reputation for being a somewhat joyless show.

After all, what kind of program spends an entire episode ruminating on the torture of two beloved characters getting their heads bashed in with a barbed wire baseball bat? What kind of program airs not one, but two episodes where a main character has to kill children in order to protect the people they care about?

8 'Walking Dead' Pairings That Never Got Together But Should Have (PHOTOS)

8 'Walking Dead' Pairings That Never Got Together But Should Have (PHOTOS)

It might be better to have loved and lost than never loved at all... but in the case of these pairings, some never even really loved.

Now, all of that said, TWD and its spinoff, Fear The Walking Dead, aren't utterly absent of cheer. Thankfully there are sparks of light between the dark plot points; loved ones reunite, beloved pairings finally get together, and unlikely friendships form.

Here are 13 happy moments that should put a smile on the face of any Walking Dead fan.

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