- Publish Date
- Monday, 30 April 2018, 2:00PM
His puppet counterpart made his last appearance in the video for his 2014 mega-hit Sing.
And Ed Sheeran fans were left in tears by the character, as he returned for an appearance in the video for his emotional ballad Happier.
The heart-wrenching video sees puppet Ed hit rock bottom after being separated from his inflatable girlfriend, with fans rushing to comment their delight at seeing the character back on the emotional track.
Sporting his trademark ginger hair and gingham shirt, puppet Ed is seen drowning his sorrows and reminiscing about the good times following a romance with a balloon blonde beauty.
After she is taken away by a little girl, Ed struggles to reunite with his beloved, who is then swept away into the sky after an Animal-esque character loses his grip on her string lead.
Puppet Ed last made an appearance in the significantly more upbeat Sing, with the character partying up a storm among a plethora of scantily clad women.
The video left fans delighting and weeping in equal measure, as some were thrilled to see puppet Ed back while others wept at the video's tragic storyline.
One commenter wrote on the video: "This makes me so sad. I love the song and for some reason, those damn puppets make me sadder. This song gives me all the feels."
Another wrote: "I'm even happier to see Ed's puppet version again!!"
A third tweeted: "Ed just really broke my heart with puppets. Wow."
And while puppet Ed appears to be in a barrage of never-ending relationship drama, the real-life singer's relationship status is much more down to earth.
The Shape Of You hitmaker confirmed in January that he and long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged, taking to Instagram with a sweet post to confirm the news.
Ed informed his 18.9 million followers at the time: "Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx".
This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.