new girl nick jess kiss relationship zooey deschanel jake johnson fox 0 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romance

Sorry, shippers of every other romance on television — the strange love between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) on “New Girl” is almost definitely funnier, cooler, sweeter and just plain better than whoever you like. Here are 35 animated GIFs to make the case.

The Jess-Nick relationship saw its earliest start in the unexpected chemistry exhibited by Deschanel and Johnson as early as the pilot episode. While both characters ignored their growing attraction for all of the first season and most of the second, the passion would not be ignored.

Thank goodness.

The GIFs that follow chronicle the relationship throughout the two seasons of “New Girl.” If you can look at them all and not agree that these two are essentially perfect in every way… Well, you may not have a heart in that case. Again, sorry.

First of all, it is important to realize that this is an unusual, weird relationship.

new girl nick jess gif fox 1 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceJess and Nick weren’t actually dating for a long time, even if they sometimes faked it in order to make others jealous.

new girl nick jess gif fox 2 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceInstead, they were but two of four close roommates.

new girl nick jess gif fox 3 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceThat said, sometimes Nick would do randomly nice things for Jess, like take her to see Christmas lights.

new girl nick jess gif fox 4 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceOr give her a water massage. (Actually, the jury is still out on whether or not this was just uncomfortable and awkward.)

new girl nick jess gif fox 5 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceIt wasn’t all rosy. These were two people pretty much destined to fight.

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Or just have misunderstandings.

new girl nick jess gif fox 8 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romance
new girl nick jess gif fox 9 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceEven with all of the yelling, these were friends who were there for each other.

new girl nick jess gif fox 10 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceNo matter how weird things got.

new girl nick jess gif fox 11 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceThe two even embarked on an awkward and sexually tense bit of crime in the Season 2 episode, “Pepperwood.”

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new girl nick jess gif fox 16 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceWithout a game of “True American” (Clinton rules), however, these two crazy kids might have remained apart for ages. Fortunately for everyone, they were stuck in a room until they kissed.

new girl nick jess gif fox 17 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceNeither Jess nor Nick was interested in a fake kiss for a game. Nick was ready to give Jess a real kiss though.

new girl nick jess gif fox 18 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romancenew girl nick jess gif fox 19 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceThis made things a little awkward around the apartment at times.

new girl nick jess gif fox 20 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romancenew girl nick jess gif fox 21 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceBut no matter how hard Nick and Jess protested…

new girl nick jess gif fox 22 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceAnd no matter how much Nick moon-walked…

new girl nick jess gif fox 23 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceThese two were meant for each other. Not that they could admit it at first.

new girl nick jess gif fox 24 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceIt took a surprisingly sexy trip to the hardware store…

new girl nick jess gif fox 25 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romancenew girl nick jess gif fox 26 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romance…And an accident to move things along.

new girl nick jess gif fox 27 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceJess was finally able to share her feelings with Nick, thanks to the pain medications that followed.

new girl nick jess gif fox 28 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romancenew girl nick jess gif fox 29 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceThings almost fell apart when we found out that Nick had been sleeping with his boss. His co-worker, Big Bob, tried to cover for Nick, but Jess found out anyway.

new girl nick jess gif fox 30 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceThe issue was not a big one though, and Nick and Jess kind of made up quickly.

new girl nick jess gif fox 31 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romancenew girl nick jess gif fox 32 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romancenew girl nick jess gif fox 33 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceToo bad about the fish tank.

new girl nick jess gif fox 34 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceFate may have thrown cold water on the passion for that moment, but it didn’t go away completely.

new girl nick jess gif fox 35 'New Girl': 35 animated GIFs to celebrate Jess and Nick, TV's best romanceWhat is coming next? Who knows? All we do know is that the Jess and Nick relationship will continue to be cute and funny and just basically awesome.

“New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX.