Hannah Brown said goodbye to Bachelorette fan favorite Peter Weber during the first part of her season finale on July 29, sharing a tearful embrace with him before he hopped into his exit limo. Blindsided by the elimination, Peter's emotions re-emerged at the finale's live segment, where he and his parents opened up about how difficult the past few months had been for him. His reunion with Hannah allowed for some humor to break through the evening's heaviness, but if you're still trying to cope with his departure, let's break down the hints that Peter will be the next Bachelor.
From the moment Peter arrived at the Bachelor mansion in his full pilot uniform, fans were hooked on the sweet-faced aviation enthusiast. Early in the season, he spoke about his father working as a pilot and meeting his mother when she was a flight attendant, painting a picture of pure parental love long before viewers fell head-over-heels for the welcoming Webers during Peter's hometown visit. Throughout the season, as he traveled with Hannah and the other men to exotic locales, Peter impressed the Bachelorette with his suave kissing skills and kind personality.
His path through Bachelor Nation hasn't been spotless, as his ex-girlfriend came forward to allege that Peter had broken up with her in December while Bachelorette casting was in full swing. Peter didn't address these accusations during Part 1 of the live finale, but his time in the hot seat didn't quite shake fans' love of him. I mean, did you all catch Hannah's confession that they actually had windmill sex four times? No wonder viewers are still willing to board the Pilot Pete plane tentatively bound for the Bachelor mansion.
There are still a few weeks to go until the next Bachelor is revealed, but here are the hints playing in Peter's favor.