When there's no good Kanye West tweets to make fun of, Sam Smith has acted as a comfortable target to fill the ridicule void. That's why it's so disturbing to hear he's hitting the "log out" button for good. Or at least for now.

But before saying goodbye to the rewriter of Tom Petty's 1989 song, "I Won't Back Down," it's important you understand the beautiful moments that culminated in his sign-off.