Emmerdale viewers were stunned tonight when Paddy Kirk left the village in heartbreaking scenes.
Paddy collapsed in tears after finally letting himself grieve for tragic baby Grace.
After another blazing row with Chas Dingle, he headed to their special spot in the woods and carved a heart for their dead daughter into a tree.
Tears were streaming down his face as he apologised to Grace for not letting himself think about her.
The popular vet wasn’t the only one crying, as Emmerdale fans were also balling their eyes out as they watched Paddy break down.
Paddy visited Grace’s special place in the woods
He said sorry to his baby girl
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He said: "I’m sorry I didn’t let myself think about you. I couldn’t. It was just too painful. But I do love you Gracie. Your daddy does love you."
Paddy then broke down in tears and collapsed into a heap on the ground.
He headed back to the village and was caught packing his bags by best pal Marlon Dingle.
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Heartbroken Paddy claimed he was going because he had had lost both Chas and Grace.
He said: "Chas has her own grief. It’s better if I’m not here. I can’t help her, it’s killing me listening to her crying every night.
Marlon told Paddy that he couldn’t run away but he refused to be talked out of leaving.
Paddy then asked his best mate to keep an eye on Chas for him before an emotional final showdown.
This was too sad
Speaking to Chas for the final time, Paddy said he was going away for work.
He told his fiancee that it would be easier if they didn’t keep bumping into each other.
Chas let Paddy walk out of the door, but didn’t see him clasp his chest as he left.
Paddy and Chas had one final showdown
Emmerdale viewers took to Twitter after watching the heartbreaking scenes.
One viewer said: "Oh Paddy you’re just breaking my heart"
Aww Paddy… At least you’re finally letting yourself grieve," added another.
A third said: "Feel sorry for paddy his portrayal of grief is hard hitting"
*Emmerdale airs tonight at 7pm and 8pm on ITV
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