One of the reasons we love The Fosters is it reminds us that we deserve to be happy and accepted for who we are. Season 5 episode 7, 'Chasing Waterfalls' , was full of moments when the Adams Fosters were reminded of just that. Check them out below, and rewatch the episode now on Freeform.
Stewart tells Stef how much she means to him.
After Stef told the story at dinner of how her own father reacted negatively when he found out she was gay, Stewart made it a point to tell her how proud her was of her. Stef may have never felt fully accepted by her own dad, but Stewart's love is unconditional.
Aaron helps Callie understand that it's okay to be unsure about yourself.
Like we needed another reason to love Aaron, his wise words are so true.
Cortney tells Brandon that she just wants him to be happy.
They both realize that it's normal to be a little jealous of an ex when they move on, it doesn't mean you're a bad person.
Stewart tells Lena that his love for her has never changed.
We were running for our tissues boxes during this scene, which reminded us that life's too short to not tell the people you love how much you appreciate them. We know where Lena's big heart comes from ❤️
Stef lets go of her past and offers to host Mike's engagement party.
Stewart's words clearly sunk in with Stef earlier in the episode. First she comes clean to Tess about how she distanced herself in high school because her dad had made her ashamed of having feelings for Tess. Then, she tells Brandon he can host the engagement party at the house. Stef's past doesn't define her, the loving family and life she's built does.
Jude's brave move to stand up to online trolls pays off.
Jude's stand against homophobic trolling got him noticed by a video game developer, who offers him an amazing opportunity to be an ambassador for a new game. Jude didn't need it, but it's nice affirmation he's doing the right thing.
Brandon brings a gift for Grace just to remind her how special she is.
Brandon really is a good man, and after his talk with Cortney embraces that.
Callie sticks up for herself and defends her self-portrait.
After her talk with Aaron, she owns the fact that she doesn't know everything about herself and that her art is a perfect reflection of that. Her comfort with her still in-progress identity wins over her classmates.
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