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Here's How Dwight Did One Final Favor For Jim And Pam On The Office

Throughout the nine seasons of The Office, Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) are always going after each other in harmless pranks. Well, Jim goes after Dwight with mostly harmless pranks. One would think this constant playful harassment would cause Dwight to harbor some negative feelings toward his coworker.

Surprisingly, it doesn't! In fact, the two grow closer together as the series goes on, and even more so in the final season. By then, Jim and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are together, have reached an array of milestones, and are getting ready to take the next step in their lives. In the finale, Jim and Pam reveal they are relocating the family to Austin, Texas so that Jim can focus on a new role for the company he helped create.

Instead of letting them quit, Dwight does something so special that unaware fans might have assumed the three of them have been best friends this entire time.

Check out the one final favor Dwight did for Jim and Pam on The Office.

Dwight shows Jim and Pam the benefits of being fired on The Office

When Jim and Pam finally tell Dwight they're quitting on The Office, Dwight becomes furious. He can't believe that Jim, his bestest mensch, and Pam, his best friend, are actually quitting and moving to Texas. As a result, Dwight fires them. No, this isn't like the time in season 7, episode 23, "Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager," when Dwight pre-fired Jim.

This is much more serious — and for a good reason. The relationship between these characters has grown into something beautiful, with all three of them becoming closely involved with each other's lives. Dwight wants to provide the two with a parting gift in some way, so he decides to fire them. 

At first, Jim and Pam are shocked at his reaction, but then they realize what he's doing. By firing the two of them, Dwight ensures they will each receive severance pay. This gives both of the former employees a one-month salary for every year they've worked there. Considering both of them have worked there since day one, this will provide them with significant additional income. Not a bad final favor from a guy like Dwight Schrute.