By Megan McCluskey
July 25, 2017

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones.

While Game of Thrones fans everywhere were devastated when Hodor made the ultimate sacrifice to save Bran from certain death at the hands of the White Walkers and their army of wights, Isaac Hempstead Wright — who plays the young Stark — may miss the gentle giant most of all.

“I’ve grown up next to Kristian Nairn — who’s the actor who played Hodor — for the past six years,” he told Conan O’Brien during a special episode of Conan filmed at Comic-Con International. “So to suddenly not have that literally big presence on set has been really sad. I miss my big, friendly giant.”

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Luckily, the host had a sweet trick up his sleeve. As Hempstead Wright lamented his friend’s absence, Nairn slipped out of a door at the back of the stage for a surprise reunion. “I cannot believe we just had a happy ending on Game of Thrones,” O’Brien quipped as the pair hugged each other.

Watch the full clip below.

“The Queen’s Justice,” the third episode of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season airs July 30 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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