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 "And lo, I am always with you, even to the end of the earth

~ Jesus, Matthew 28:20, KJV


Parting can be such sweet sorrow, but sometimes it must be done. But what you can say is you're not truly leaving: you'll remain in spirit. This trope is no less powerful when the person is more than "leaving".

Examples of Always with You include:

Anime and Manga


 "Don't forget. Always, somewhere, someone is fighting for you. As long as you remember her, You Are Not Alone."




 Jor-El: He will not be alone. He will never be alone. [snip] You will travel far, my little Kal-El. But we will never leave you, even in the face of our own deaths. [snip] You will carry me inside you all the days of your life.


 Obi-Wan Kenobi: [To Luke Skywalker] The Force will be with you, always.




  • The song by Puff Daddy, "I'll Be Missing You", a memoriam re-recording of The Police's "Every Breath You Take". What's interesting is they take the creepy stalker elements of the song and rewrite it to become this trope. Missing You is about your dead loved ones watching and waiting in heaven.
  • The Phil Collins song "You'll Be In My Heart".
  • Escape Club's "I'll Be There" is about a dead paramour watching his love from heaven after he's gone.
  • "Sleeping With Ghosts" by Placebo - also known as "Soulmates Never Die".

Video Games

  • Kingdom Hearts: Kairi to Sora "Don't ever forget. Wherever you go, I'm always with you."
  • May occur at the end of Persona 4. When the investigation team is sad over the protagonist leaving, one of the dialogue options is "I'll stay... in your hearts." If you choose this, it's immediately lampshaded by Kanji.

Western Animation


 Giant Krabby Patty: Remember, SpongeBob, I will always be with you, right here. [points at SpongeBob's chest]

SpongeBob: In my heart?

Giant Krabby Patty: Actually, your arteries.

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