That Ross you know kind of makes you sad, but upset at the same time.
The Ross is in love with the Rachel, and always goes out of his way to be nice and compliment her even if she clearly isn’t having any of it.
(The One With The Sonogram At The End) They spend the day at the laundromat, with Ross teaching Rachel how to do laundry after she confesses to be a "laundry virgin". (The One With The East German Laundry Detergent) When the city experiences a blackout, Ross (in an effort to tell his feelings for her), tells Rachel that he sees a "bright light" in her future.
Missing the point, she appreciatively thanks Ross, greatly disappointing him (The One With The Blackout).
Introduced in the show's pilot as a naive runaway bride who reunites with her childhood best friend Monica and relocates to New York City, Rachel gradually evolves from a spoiled, inexperienced daddy's girl into a successful businesswoman.
During the show's second season, the character becomes romantically involved with her friend Ross, with whom she maintains a complicated on-again, off-again relationship throughout the entire series. The role of Rachel was originally offered to actresses Téa Leoni, the producer's first choice, and Courteney Cox, both of whom declined, Leoni in favor of starring in the sitcom The Naked Truth, and Cox in favor of playing Rachel's best friend Monica in Friends.