The Definitive Ranking of Best Meredith and Cristina's Moments

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Sure, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) were great, but nothing compares to the friendship between Meredith and Cristina Yang. Ever since these two got together, Grey's Anatomy has never been the same (in the best way). From their cringe-worthy intern year to becoming expert surgeons, these two have been absolutely inseparable.

However, we can't say that everything has been fun and games with Meredith and Cristina. They've gone through heartbreaks and deaths by each other's side, which is probably what has kept their bond so strong through all these years. These two have truly shown us that love will come and go, but a friendship will last forever. Not to mention, putting Meredith and Cristina together in a room can be absolutely hilarious.

Although Cristina isn't a part of Grey's Anatomy anymore, that doesn't mean we can't reminisce on some of our favorite moments her and Meredith have shared.

It was definitely hard to narrow it down– every moment with Meredith and Cristina is a great one. We've created a ranking of the best Meredith and Cristina moments in the history of Grey's, go ahead and check it out!

And don't forget to vote for your favorite moments between MerTina! And if you think we forgot a major moment between these two queens, let us know!

You Are My Person

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Cristina told Meredith that she had listed her as her emergency contact before her abortion appointment. At this time, Cristina called Meredith her "person", coining the famous term. The friendship between these two only grew from here.

Cristina's Almost Wedding

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When Preston Burke (Isiah Washington) left Cristina at the altar of their wedding, Meredith was there to comfort her. Meredith cut off her wedding dress and held her as she cried. This was a painful but defining moment in their friendship.

Old Meredith And Cristina

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Grey's gave us a glimpse into Cristina's imagination of her and Meredith as old women. Their habits seemed to have changed a bit with age, but the friendship seems just as genuine. It was absolutely hilarious to see these two with wrinkles and grey hair.

Dream House

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When Cristina decided not to move in with Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), she broke the news to Meredith. However, Meredith told her she already had it figured out. She pointed out the room she had for Cristina on the blueprints of the house her and Derek planned to build.

Drunk Softball

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When the doctors decided to head to the diamond for a game of softball, Meredith and Cristina had their own plans. These two decided to get drunk with a flask in the outfield during the most important parts of the game. Good thing they were going to lose anyway!


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In the midst of the aftermath of the hospital shooting and Cristina's wedding planning, things are a little bit rocky. Meredith reminds Cristina that although Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) may be the love of her life, Cristina is her soulmate. If this isn't best friend goals, I don't know what is!

The Harper Avery Award

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Upon Cristina's nomination for the Harper Avery Award, she insisted that she would attend the event in Boston alone. However, Meredith had other plans. Her and Owen were already at the ceremony waiting for Cristina at her table.

He's Not The Sun, You Are

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This is one of the most iconic moments of Grey's Anatomy. Before Cristina was to depart from the show for good, she left Meredith with some final words, "You are a gifted surgeon with an extraordinary mind. Don't let what he wants eclipse what you need. He's very dreamy, but he's not the sun. You are."

The Plane Crash

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The Grey's Anatomy plane crash was painful for everyone on the show. When Cristina and Meredith were searching for Derek in the woods after surviving the crash themselves, they shared a heartbreaking moment. Meredith cried to Cristina saying that she will always be her person, even if Meredith isn't hers.