When news broke that Cameron Daddo would be joining the cast of Home And Away as Ryder's dad, Evan Slater, we knew we were in for an emotional storyline.
But we never could have imagined just how much Evan and Ryder's journey would rattle us.
It's no surprise that when Evan first arrived in Summer Bay, after being absent for most of Ryder's life, he received less than a warm welcome.
As the truth slowly became clear however, that Evan was living on borrowed time and was in town to form a genuine connection with his son, he's become one of the show's favourite characters.
With Evan's heartbreaking terminal illness and storyline coming to a head, even the cast spoke out about the overwhelming episodes.
"Had a lot of fun and a lot of tears working on this storyline - hope everyone is enjoying it, it was a dream to shoot with," Lukas wrote.
"We've loved this story line and the opportunity it's given us all as a family in the show," Georgie added.
In light of Ryder and Evan's incredible journey, which touched our hearts like few other characters have, we're recapping the father and son's best moments on and off screen.
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