Are you a cryer?
It’s okay if you are, no judgments here, friend!
And if you seem like a real harda**, chances are good that certain things still make you break down and weep.
AskReddit users went on the record and talked about what always makes them cry. Let’s see what they had to say.
“When the musicians in Titanic start playing Nearer to My God Thee after saying goodbyes and then joining together till the end.
What a group of legends.”
2. Sorry for your loss.
“My dad passed very traumatically from a house fire.
He kept running back in the house to make sure everyone else was getting out okay, and he was struck and burned by debris. He spent 5 days unconscious in the ICU before his heart failed.
He had a small youtube channel where he would mostly record engines he was working on, and when I miss him a lot, I go to those videos and cry every time.”
3. Great movie.
“The ending monologue of movie The Shawshank Redemption.
“I find I’m so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border.
I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.””
“Can’t Gelp Falling in Love by Elvis.
Was supposed to be the song my sister and her fiancee danced to at her wedding. Instead it was played walking into the church, at his funeral, after he took his own life.
My poor sister was so strong that day, but that song still gets us both.”
5. If I knew him now…
“Thinking about how poorly I treated my dad when he was still alive. He was always trying to find things in common with me to connect with me.
When I found out he liked something I also liked, I just changed my mind and found it uncool. I looked down on the tv shows he liked and didn’t realize until later that he had an awesome taste for quality campy television like The Adventures of Brisco County Junior and other classics from that era of ’90s syndicated television.
If I knew him now he’d be my best friend. I did try to connect with him in the last few years of his life but he had dementia by then and couldn’t follow things I knew he would have found interesting before.
His last words to me were “It hurts” while I held his hand during catheterization on his last trip to the hospital. I was too embarrassed from seeing his pe**s to offer any true comfort.”
6. Always so hard.
“Thinking about my dog’s last day.
She was 17 years old and her organs were shutting down. Before we took her to get put down she was in the backyard eating her food. She walked slowly to us while wagging her tail and we took her in.”
When we got home to bury her I looked over at her dog bowl and there was still a bit of food in it. K**ls me every time I think of it.”
7. The kitten.
“Thinking of that abandoned little kitten I found. I called him Mortimer.
Tried to keep him alive. Bottle feeding him. Keeping him warm, skin to skin. Staying awake through most of the night. Calling in sick day after day to stay with kitty. Emergency vet scheduling with them saying he probably won’t make it.
Kitty didn’t make it. It’s when my oldest cat slowly stalked up to the cat, nudging her nose against Mortimer’s head. Mortimer didn’t move. Didn’t react. I put him in a shoebox with his blanket… So he would not be cold.
Buried him and left a little pebble for a tombstone.
That was twenty years ago.
I’m sorry, Mortimer. I couldn’t save you.”
8. A sad one.
“The end of Homeward Bound.
Especially when Shadow says “Peter! You’re ok!”
Like, they went through all of that and almost d**d multiple times and Shadow was just glad to know Peter was ok.
Gets me every time.”
9. Dealing with grief.
“My wedding song.
My husband d**d in an accident a little over 3 years ago only 5 months after we got married.
All I need to hear is the 1st note of the song and the grief hits hard.”
“Strategically placed albums from my youth.
If I am half drunk and someone begins to play the album “Four Cornered Night” by Jets to Brazil, I will become uncharacteristically nostalgic, and then openly sob at the idea of how good I was at being 18 years old, vs how shi**y I am at being 38 years old.
Getting old is weird.”
11. Oh man…
“Watching “Fox and the Hound”.
I was watching the part where she releases Todd with my 5 year old daughter. Her with a catch on her voice asking why. Me explaining. Her in tears saying she’ll take him, she’ll take care of him.
Now I cry. Every. D**n. Time.”
12. A happy ending.
“The ending of The Pursuit of Happiness when he finally gets the job.
The struggles leading up to that point makes me tear up all the time when they finally give him the position.”
How about you?
What never fails to make you cry?
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