Fair warning: Reading this article will result in full-blown ugly crying. On Nov. 6, one of Ariana Grande‘s fans tagged her in a video of her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller listening to a song from Ari’s latest album prior to his tragic passing.

“Hey, [Ariana Grande] here’s a video of [Mac Miller] listening to ‘R.E.M.’ during his Instagram live from August 9th before it was released. We had to stan the best song from Sweetener,” they wrote.

Needless to say, the 25-year-old’s reaction was both heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once. “He is supposed to be here,” Ari wrote.

She also replied with, “his voice and laugh,” as well as, “thank [you] for finding this.” Despite the disturbing amount of backlash Ariana faced following the “Self Care” rapper’s death, a number of people replied to the thread with an outpouring of love, support, and condolences for the “God is a Woman” singer.

“He’s up there smiling at your strength,” one user commented. “He’s always by your side,” added another. “He knows how much you loved him and he would be so proud of you,” someone assured the pop star. Yep, here come those ugly tears.

Speaking of tears, Ari released her new single, “thank u, next,” over the weekend — and basically, the internet lost its collective mind. In the first verse of her song, Ari addressed four of her major exes: rapper Big Sean, dancer Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller, and most recently, her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson

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“Thought I’d end up with Sean but he wasn’t a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky now I listen and laugh / Even almost got married and for Pete, I’m so thankful / Wish I could say, ‘Thank you’ to Malcolm cause he was an angel,” she sang.

Not only has the single become an instant classic, but it’s also proof that Ariana is one of the most strong, resilient, and dynamic women of our time. We are in awe of her constant ability to turn tragedy into triumph and we can’t wait to see where the rest of 2018 takes her! Love you, Ari.