Things I’m not ashamed to admit made me cry

I’m not gonna lie: I’m a crier. Not so  much with the sad things, but the touching moments. And some of them are pretty damn weird, and I should be totally ashamed to admit they made me cry. I should be, but I’m not. A sampling:

  • The Lady Gaga Google commercial
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movie
  • The father-daughter dance at Every. Single. Wedding. Even if I’ve never actually met them.
  • The Chrysler Detroit commercial (That city has just been through so much! And no, I’ve never been there.)
  • The opening scene when we went to see the Lion King in 3-D (I was at least able to hide behind the glasses, and Zach couldn’t actually confirm that I was “having a moment.” He suspected as much though.)
  • The “Dolphin Tale” preview
  • The “Big Miracle” trailer
  • Basically any movie in which animals, especially helpless sea creatures, triumph over adversity, including the granddaddy of them all: Mother. Effing. Free. Willy. Man, when Willy finally crests over that wall and into the ocean, I just lose it!
  • Any song called “Forever Young,” from the Rod Stewart version to this classic 80s variation and subsequent Jay-Z sampling. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Dude, seriously? Rod Stewart? Get it together!)
  • The “Introducing Facebook Timeline” video (Watched that for the first time at my office. Not a good career move.)
  • While tearing up at this one in itself is nothing to be ashamed of, I cried so hysterically at the end of “Slumdog Millionaire” that people in the theater started staring at me. We’re talking blubbering so uncontrollable, it was like when you were a little kid and you would gulp for air in between sobs and almost start hyperventilating. Zach handed me some tissues and then pretended like he didn’t know me.

But really, if you didn’t at least tear up at this movie, you have no soul.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Um I bawled at the end of Slumdog Millionaire. Also, I absolutely refuse to watch any movies where animals are the main character because you know they will probably get hurt or one of them will die and its like instant water works over here in Sarahville. Jeff and I watched Cowboys and Aliens this weekend and I got a little teary when the obviously computer created horses were getting hurt. I feel your pain Allison.


  2. Posted by Denise mort on February 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I cried when Daisy and William were married on a recent “Downton Abbey” episode. Everyone knew the poor fellow was dying and he knew it too and they were all so darn brave … sniffle


  3. Father-daughter dance in “Hope Floats.” Yup. Every time. Gushing snot.


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