Things that shouldn't make you cry...but they do...

Submitted by 1989 UM GRAD on July 1st, 2016 at 4:12 PM

So, in the month between the end of school and going off to camp, my 12 year old daughter has been binge-watching "Glee."  

She shared with me how the current season she's watching has had her in tears. Apparently, there have been a lot of relationship break-ups and other dramatic nonsense.

I was teasing her for crying, and then she reminded me that I teared up during Jim Harbaugh's introductory press conference.  Touche, 2026 UM Grad.  Touche, indeed.

In addition to freshly-cut onions and dust, there are some other things that make me get a little misty-eyed..."The Natural"..."Joy Luck Club"...certain episodes of "The Wonder Years."  

Anyone else willing to come clean and share what makes you cry?  

(Of course, I'm not referring to truly sad situations like the death of a loved one, a job loss, divorce, etc.)

(EDIT:  Of course, I did a search of MGoBlog after I posted this, only to find that a similar topic had been posted about three months ago.  Seems, though, like that's enough time in between posts...)



July 1st, 2016 at 4:15 PM ^

TCM is showing Gone With the Wind tonight in honor of Olivia de Havilland's birthday. I'm going to test and see if it can still make me sob. 

The first time I cried over something fictional was when I read Bridge to Terabithia in 5th grade. Since then I have cried at many many fictional things. Dr. Green dying on ER has left IZ's Over the Rainbow able to choke me up all on its own. 

uncle leo

July 1st, 2016 at 4:25 PM ^

Ending in Interstellar (spoiler's):

"I knew you'd come back."


"Because my dad promised me."


"No parent should have to watch their child die."

What a powerful scene.

Or when Cooper gets the tapes from space after 21 years. If you've questioned Matt McConaughey as an actor, just watch that part.


July 1st, 2016 at 4:17 PM ^

I live in SD, came to Michigan for a visiting and went to the 2013 opener against CMU. I teared up hearing BO on the big scream before the field. (Thank god I had sunglasses on). Fucking couldn't stop.


July 1st, 2016 at 4:21 PM ^

in Walk the Line, where Johnny Cash auditions for Sam Phillips playing Folsom Prison Blues for the first time...his band mates have never played it before, and he's just totally putting everythign on the line...whew cry like a baby every time!