LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After The Office aired Thursday night, Steve Carell's character's name, Michael Scott, instantly became a top trending on Twitter.
Most people gave the episode -- in which Scott proposes to his girlfriend, Holly (Amy Ryan), and announces he's moving to Colorado -- a thumbs-up. Former Office writer Michael Schur even tweeted that Carell deserves an award for his performance.
Just sitting here watching 'The Office,' wrote Schur, who now executive produces NBC's Parks & Recreation. I'm gonna' look up whether Steve Carell has ever won an Emmy. (later) Nope. He hasn't. Imagine that.
So what did viewers have to say about the episode?
'The Office' was awesome!!! Michael Scott!!! Wow. Happy. Wow, wrote Twitter user Jeremiah Daws.
Wrote a tweeter identified as Cassandra: Aw, Michael Scott is trending. This week's #TheOffice was so sweet. (And hilarious).
It seems that most Twitter users felt that way about the episode, which caused more than a few to tear up.
Call me a sap but I cried when Michael Scott asked Holly to marry him on the office, Jacqueine M. Echols wrote.
Added Katelin Holloway: Michael Scott + Holly = True, no one could ever replace Steve Carell as MichaelScott. Very sad for me to Steve Carell move on.
And it seems that not everyone even was aware Steve Carell was leaving the show. Wrote Joon Son: Michael scott is leaving the office?! Wow. Punch to the face.. I need to watch the latest season.