Given the strong fan-base Game of Thrones has built over the past 8 seasons, it's no surprise that the cast and fans would feel connected--and one fan got Jon Snow to shed a tear.
“I had really, really waited to say, Not anymore. Like it a really stoic and cool way,” Harington said in response to being asked “are you Jon Snow?" frequently. “What really happened was I left set and I was very emotional, and this poor girl came up to me at the airport and went, Are you Jon Snow? And I go, Not anymore. She backed off pretty quick.”
Yikes. We wouldn't know what to do if we were that fan, either.
We can see where Kit is coming from--leaving a character after so long has to feel like leaving a part of you behind. Only for him it will be immortalized in reruns for decades to come.