In 2003, the Bravo channel launched the original series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and it was an immediate hit. Viewers loved the kindness and common ground the original Fab Five shared with their "straight guy" projects.
Now the show is back and better than ever with a new queer crew and a bunch of straight guys in need of help. In the premiere episode, viewers met Tom Jackson of Dallas, Georgia, a sweetheart of a guy who said about himself, "You can't fix ugly." The Fab Five weren't having any of that, and they set about giving Tom a makeover. Along with a new look and new decor, they also beefed up Tom's confidence.
One thing Tom doesn't lack is a giant heart filled with love. He was open with the Fab Five, telling them about his feelings for Abby, his ex-wife whom he never stopped loving. At the end of the episode viewers were left wondering if the two managed to get back together.
We were all rooting for Tom and Abby:
Look at how adorable they are. Of course they're together now, right?
Even Queer Eye was pulling for them:
And then this happened:
I just watched my episode for about the 20th time. I cry 😭 like a baby 👶 ever time I watch it. Just to let the world 🌎 know, Abby and I are no longer together. She will always be the love ❤️ of my life. I will always love ❤️ her more than anything!!!!!!!— Tom Jackson (@TomJack20176306) February 28, 2018
But then something magical happened. Love started pouring in for Tom. First from his daughter...
You’ll find the perfect woman for you. 😘 Proud of you, Dad! Keep up the positive changes! Love you!— Katie Phelps (@Phelps_katie910) February 28, 2018
... and then from the rest of the world:
I'm so sorry to hear that! My co-anchor and I were just talking about you this morning and how much we love you. We're rooting for you!— Natasha Zouves ABC7 (@NatashaABC7) February 28, 2018
the emotion many of us felt watching your ep was not at a reunion of you and an ex but at you finding confidence: it’s natural to try to use that new power to resuscitate the old. but now stop rewatching, turn your focus to the mysterious present, new magic awaits, tom!— Jacqueline Novak (@jacquelinenovak) February 28, 2018
Tom you're a fantastic guy that stole our hearts. I'm sure someone else great will come your way. Until then you keep being you because the you were saw is awesome!— Aidan O'Donnell (@TheToiletDuck) February 28, 2018
I stumbled across your tweet and then went away and watched your episode. I cried like a baby too! Wishing you all the best Tom, what a wonderful man you are— Kate Dickie (@dickie_kate) February 28, 2018
💔 you will find someone amazing. You are handsome inside and out. Don't ever let anyone make you feel different.— Lacey (18+) (@MissLollipopMFC) February 28, 2018
We all love you 💜💜💜💜💜 You are an amazing man and please don’t give up hope for love!!! In the mean time, enjoy your life, all the new positive changes you’ve made, continue to grow, and enjoy your grandson 💜💜💜— Emily (@EmilytheAxolotl) February 28, 2018