The ending of the much-maligned HIMYM finale has been “fixed” by a crafty YouTube user. No more sad tears here.

Whether you hated the How I Met Your Mother finale, really hated it, or really, really hated it, you’ve got to hand it to the show – it was a thing that definitely existed and we all saw (struggling to be diplomatic here).

But what would it have been like if the ending had come in a more conventional, let’s say…less horrifically depressing direction?

One YouTube user heroically thrust that responsibility upon himself. Check out the result.

SPOILERS FOLLOW (obviously)

It’s crazy how much can change by just cutting out the words “and then she got sick.”

Granted, the video changes quite a bit more than that and deftly cuts Ted’s final monologue to his kids around some of the less savory bits like, you know, their dead mother.

How I Met Your Mother can certainly take the “only history can judge us” route and see how the benefit of time effects people’s perception of their Robin-centric ending.

But at the very least now we have video evidence that the more Ted and Tracy live happily ever after route works just fine on its own.

Fans have been sharing their disappointment over the finale since it aired Monday night on CBS. We wrote an article expressing our negative feelings, and a Hypable reader shared a more positive spin in a separate article.

Do you find this alternate ‘HIMYM’ ending more acceptable?

Edited by Brandi Delhagen