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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Fans Rejoice as Alternate Ending Lands Online (Video)

Is this how the hit CBS sitcom should have ended in the first place?

“How I Met Your Mother” ended its nine season run on CBS earlier this year with Aunt Robin becoming a stepmother after the death of the actual mother, played by Cristin Milioti. But an official alternate ending that leaked online on Saturday makes the conclusion a happier one.

The revised ending (above), included with upcoming boxed set “How I Met Your Mother: The Whole Story,” keeps the Mother alive, and Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) never revitalizes his romance with Robin (Cobie Smulders).

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Will it be enough to satisfy the hordes of angry fans that organized behind their computers to express their outrage after the finale aired in March?

According to this random sampling of Twitter users who have seen the alternate ending and loved it, probably not, because now they’re just wondering why producers didn’t air it in the first place.