#MCM: 6 Reasons Jerry is ‘The Walking Dead’s Biggest Cinnamon Roll

Cooper Andrews as Jerry – The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 13 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC via AMC Press

‘The Walking Dead’ doesn’t have a lot of happy moments, but thankfully it has Jerry!

Nobody likes Mondays, which is why we’ve decided to bring some joy to the beginning of your work week courtesy of no other than one and only Jerry (Cooper Andrews)!

When The Walking Dead returned for season seven back in October, it was difficult to see beyond the Lucille victims. In the episode immediately following the premiere, we were introduced to the Kingdom. Of course our immediate curiosity was what Carol (Melissa McBride) and Morgan (Lennie James) were up to, and of course finally meeting the mysterious King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and his pet tiger Shiva. What no one anticipated was that this season of The Walking Dead would give us an instant fan favorite in Ezekiel’s faithful steward, Jerry.

Still reeling from the events Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Co faced in the premiere, Jerry’s unbridled joy immediately warmed our hearts. Episodes featuring the Kingdom have been few and far between but Jerry has been an absolute delight whether he’s proclaiming “It’s fruit time” or eating cobbler.

As we head into the season seven finale of The Walking Dead what better way to soothe our sadness over the impending hiatus than with the very best of Jerry. He’s not just a member of The Walking Dead fam, he’s precious and must protected (besides we bet he doesn’t like Mondays either). So what exactly makes Jerry a cinnamon roll? Well for the record Urban Dictionary defines a cinnamon roll as:

A character that is very kind and sweet but faces more hardship and suffering than they truly deserve.

Existing in the zombie apocalypse pretty much means that all the characters are facing unfathomable hardship but few are able to maintain their purity and goodness in the face of all the pain. Jerry has proven to be more than comic relief throughout the anguish and despair. Which is exactly why he’s this week’s Man-Crush Monday and why we’ve compiled a list of the best ways he is too good for this world!

In our first introduction Jerry was eager to meet Carol. But look at how he speaks to Shiva! And of course who forget “Deuces”?!

Ezekiel is often exasperated by Jerry’s enthusiasm!

But in the end even the king can’t kill Jerry’s vibe!

Probably because everyone loves cobbler! Look how happy he is that Carol came out of the house!

And how can we forget how into Rick’s story he was?!

The Saviors better watch themselves because the Kingdom is going to war in the finale. Check out Jerry carrying the official sigil!

BONUS: Here’s the man behind Jerry, Cooper Andrews also being an adorable cinnamon roll on Talking Dead.

The Walking Dead season 7 finale airs Sunday April 2nd at 9/8c on AMC.