There was a time when I don’t cry easily. Especially at the movies. For example, when Jack sank to the bottom of the ocean shortly after Rose discovered he was dead, I felt really sad but not on the verge of tears. Not even close.
Then one day, as I flicked through the television, I decided to watch this cartoon for the first time in over 10 years. I remembered it was a childhood favourite – Disney’s The Fox and the Hound. As Widow Tweed drove Tod the fox into the forest and reluctantly started to abandon him there because of difficult circumstances, my eyes started welling up. The look on Tod’s face as she drove away made me sob!
Who knew, instead of the multi award-winning Titanic, it was an animated feature film that made me cry for the first time during a movie! Well to be fair, watch this and tell me it’s not sad!
People say that when that “door” is opened and you crossed over, you can never go back. The waterworks came freely ever since.
I cried when Marley died.
I cried when it was revealed by Kim that the snow actually came from Edward Scissorhands‘ yearly ice shavings because of his love for her.
I cried when Elizabeth sacrificed her own happiness for the sake of her people and declared that she was “married to England” and became the virgin queen.
I cried when Richard Gere appeared on the elevator, with a rose in hand to meet Susan Sarandon in Shall We Dance.
I cried as Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the whole gang bid Andy farewell in Toy Story 3 (yes, another animated film, don’t judge!).
I cried pretty much all through The Joy Luck Club.
I cried during Hannah and Murray’s civil union.
I’ve become such a crybaby ever since re-watching a childhood cartoon about a make-believe fox! I still cry watching it. I think it’s the most touching scene ever.
Do you cry at the movies too? Which is your favourite tear-jerker?