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Cast members of the 8-time Emmy-nominated show ‘This is Us’ don’t just act like a family, they are one.
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NBC’s This Is Us is one of the most emotional family dramas on the air right now. The blended on-screen family (Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley) tugged at viewers heartstrings each week during Season 1, and we expect more of the same in Season 2 (returning Tuesday, 9 ET/PT).

But the cast doesn’t just play a family on the show – they’re super close off screen, too. Here’s proof that they might be an even cuter “family” in real life than they are on their Tuesday tearjerker.

1. They congratulate each other on their successes. 

Mandy Moore took to Instagram to congratulate Sterling K. Brown on his 2017 Emmy win earlier this month. “What an absolute pleasure it is to share a scene with him,” she praised. “He’s on another level in every way and brings out the very best in all of us. “

2. They have fun on set together. 

Families who laugh together, stay together. Susan Kelechi Watson showed us a sneak peak of what it’s like to be on set with Brown, her TV husband, in an Instagram post in August — and it’s too cute. Both are all smiles as they joke around in their bed between takes. 

3. They’re proud to show each other off.

Watson also wasn’t shy about sharing pics of Milo Ventimiglia in his June 2017 GQ spread. “Eh heh heh hem… excuse me… just clearing my throat,” the actress teased.”oh and @miloanthonyventimiglia is all up and thru the pages of @gq this month.”

4. They’re always there for each other.

Remember that time Moore’s work family gave themselves fake black eyes in “solidarity” with hers from an accident with a shower door handle in September? Definitely a family move.

5. They refer to each other as brother and sister.

Brown refers to his on-screen siblings Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz as his brother and sister on social media. This mid-July Instagram was no different: “A Brother couldn’t ask for better siblings! Love you guys–let’s get to work!”

6. They never forget to wish their “father,” “brother” or other “family” member a happy birthday.

“Thanks for being the best faux Father a Madonna lovin’ girl could ask for,” Metz wrote for Ventimiglia’s 40th…