As the saying goes, nice guys finish last.
Some of our favorite shows have nice guys and gals that we absolutely love and keep us tuning in for more!
These men and women are all good natured people who go out of their way to be kind and generous.
Whether they consistently love and support their families, smile at snarky co-workers, or are just optomistic, sometimes to a fault, these are the people we wish were in our lives on a daily basis.
Check out our top 13 Nicest Characters on TV.
Randall Pearson - This Is Us
Randall Pearson has easily stolen our hearts as the soft-spoken, earnest family-man who adores his wife and daughters and opened his home to his dying biological father. He even found it in his heart to forgive his mother after he lied to him for decades. Randall is the cornerstone of the Pearson family and always offers kind words, smart advice, and compassionate support. We all wish we had someone like Randall in our lives.
Scott McCall - Teen Wolf
Despite facing off against many evil villains and nefarious foes, Scott McCall has always been a benevolent, kind-hearted, optimistic leader. He frequently puts the well-being of others ahead of himself, and you can't ask for more than that.
Patterson - Blindspot
She's the head of the FBI Forensic Science Unit and brilliant at decoding Jane's tattoos. Despite having her heart broken again and again, Patterson never seems to lose her kind heart, resolve or cheeky sense of humor. And even though she faces terror on a regular basis, she's never become brooding or judgmental. Patterson has turned out to be one of our favorite nice characters on TV…which leaves us with just one question. What’s her first name?
Simon Lewis - Shadowhunters
Simon Lewis went from being a dorky but sweet mundane to an awkward and adorable vampire with a heart of gold. There are times we could even argue that he's actually too nice for his own good.
Richard Castle - Castle
Yes, Rick Castle started off as just the famous author/playboy who was a bit of a wiseass, but viewers quickly learned that Castle wasn't just smart and ruggedly handsome, he was also generous to a fault, patient in ways we never expected, and would do anything for the people he loved. Rick Castle was a true optimist and a nice guy we wish we knew in real life.
Abby Sciuto - NCIS
Abby Sciuto is the nicest, sweetest goth you could ever hope to meet. Don't let the all of the black clothes, spider tattoo and collar fool you; she is the epitome of a human ray of sunshine. She visits sick kids in hospitals, loves animals, worries about her family, dotes on her work family, and is part of a bowling league solely made up of nuns. She's also always ready with a hug and a smile. It's difficult to find someone nicer than Abby, either in real life or on TV.
Aram Mojtabai - The Blacklist
On a show full of spies, Aram Mojtabai is easily the nicest, least jaded character on The Blacklist. At times he can be a bit of a doormat, but for the most part we wouldn't have him any other way.
Henry McCord - Madam Secretary
Henry is husband to the Secretary of State and father to their three children. He’s a retired Marine captian, pilot, and theology professor who occasionally lends his expertise to the NSA. He’s incredibly supportive of his wife, uses lots of common sense and love with their kids, and somehow never compromises his ethics at work. Even with juggling all of that Henry manages to be one of the nicest, most level head characters on TV.
Grace Van Pelt - The Mentalist
Grace Van Pelt was the rookie on the team when the show began and she never lost her enthusiasm or ideals. Even when she found out her fiancé was in cahoots with serial killer Red John, she still managed to bounce back, eventually marrying true love, Wayne Rigsby. Even surrounded by murder and mayhem, somehow Grace never lost her smile or her sunny disposition.
Phil Dunphy - Modern Family
Phil Dunphy is a big kid at heart which is probably what makes him so nice and such fun. His wife Claire, is the love of his life. He adores all his kids while triying to be both the cool dad and a good parent. He even idolizes his father-in-law! Family is everything to Phil and being a nice guy comes as naturally to him as his goofy jokes and his big heart.
Sylvester Dodd - Scorpion
A member of team Scorpion and a math prodigy, Sylvester's OCD never stops his huge heart. He married true love Megan O'Brien in order to be there for her when she died from multiple sclerosis. Sylvester is not only a genuinely nice guy, he'll do anything for those he loves, believing that, “Blood doesn't make family, love makes family.”
Garry "Jerry" Gergich - Parks and Recreation
Jerry Gergich was almost too nice. At times, clumsy and awkward at work, Jerry's good nature shown through even when he was being mocked by his co-workers. He even let his boss call him by the wrong name for years! We believe that his good heart and natural niceness earned him his lovely wife and family and an overall long and happy life, living to be 100 years old!
Alec Hardison of Leverage
Alec Hardison grew up in foster homes, so his team was his family too. Alec proved that there really is honor among thieves. For 5 seasons on Leverage he was the heart of the team, respected and revered for not just his hacking skills but his kindness and good heart.