As William attempted to get Rebecca to enter the final train car, she stopped and said, “No, I told you I’m waiting for someone.” That’s when Kate (Chrissy Metz), who had been hustling to get back from a trip in time to say goodbye, made it to her mother’s bedside.
Kate tearfully told her mother, “I’m here. I love you, Mom. I love you so much.” When Rebecca heard Kate’s words over the train’s speakers, she knew that Kate made it, giving William the go-ahead to enter the final car.
With tears streaming, Randall said his final words. “I want to say the perfect thing to you, Mom. But I’m not sure what that is,” he said. “I don’t even know if you can hear me. I love you, Mom. We’re good now. You made us good. Thanks for all the meals. Thank you for always making us feel loved.”
In the train’s caboose, William gave his sage wisdom to Rebecca about death not being the end—but rather a brand new start.
“If you step back and look at the whole picture, if you’re brave enough to allow yourself the gift of a really wide perspective,” he encouraged her, “if you do that, you’ll see that the end is not sad, Rebecca. It’s just the start of the next incredibly beautiful thing.”