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notsoape
Jul 19, 2009

WWDD?




I remember a few years ago there was a GBS (?) thread where people just posted really sad and moving pictures, videos and stories. I don't cry easily, but I read that thread from beginning to end one night and by the time I finished I was a blubbering wreck. Melancholia aside, the thread introduced me to a bunch of interesting pictures, documentaries and people who I might not have heard of otherwise. There hasn't been a thread like that in a while, so I thought it might be time for a new one!

Some of the most memorable contributions from the last thread:

Dear Zachary: A letter to a son about his father

This is a documentary about a murder. My best advice is NOT to google anything about the documentary or the case; just watch it through. It's an incredibly moving piece of television.


The Thai life insurance commercials.

Gratuitously heart-wrenching little films about love, family and loss (designed to terrify you into buying life insurance policies!) .


Jimmy Stewart reading 'Beau'

A poem about losing a faithful old dog . The poem itself is very moving, but what nudges it over into abloobloo territory is the delivery.


Dog greeting soldier returning from deployment

There are a bunch of films like this out there, but they get me every time.



So; post your favourite touching, moving & outright depressing pictures, videos and stories, especially those which make you well up to watch or think of them. Thanks!

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a dingus
Mar 22, 2008

Rhetorical questions only

Fun Shoe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je66DZHqtPQ

An 11 year old kid speaking about his impending death and appreciating life.

NinjaPete
Nov 14, 2004

Hail to the speaker,
Hail to the knower,
Joy to him who has understood,
Delight to those who have listened.

- Hávamál


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrZyMptC2eQ

Big Bird singing....at Jim Henson's funeral.

Jisae
Oct 1, 2004

What a bargain!





Marimo
A video about a girl and her dog, Marimo (in Japanese with subtitles).

Kiwi!
An animation about a kiwi who fulfills his greatest dream!

Address is Approximate
A "happy-tears" stop-motion animation about a toy who wishes to see the Pacific coast.

Charles Bukowski's "Bluebird"
Charles Bukowski reads his poem "Bluebird".

"Warwick Avenue"
Duffy singing "Warwick Avenue", who begins to cry while filming the video, she insists they keep filming.

Jisae has a new favorite as of 05:58 on Dec 8, 2011

WHEEZY KISS A DUDE
Dec 28, 2000

ASK ME HOW TO GET FREE BEER!
(THE ANSWER IS "CHEATING GOONS OUT OF IT")


Last Minutes With ODEN.

A man says goodbye to his best friend.

got your nose!
May 3, 2008

and i'm not giving it back


The soldier homecomings always get me, but this one gets me good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKthTR3YHcY&feature=colike

oneof3steves
Oct 25, 2007

Sgulp

Smeed posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je66DZHqtPQ

An 11 year old kid speaking about his impending death and appreciating life.

gently caress the interviewer/newscaster/whatever. The kid is fine, but seriously gently caress that generic annoying interviewer voice/personality/bullshit.

Psychobabble!
Jun 22, 2010

Observing this filth unsettles me


Smeed posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je66DZHqtPQ

An 11 year old kid speaking about his impending death and appreciating life.

Awwww, this one is a local case for me, and it still bums me out.

A great speech by a kid raised by a lesbian couple:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2011/12/two-lesbians-raised-a-baby-and-this-is-what-they-got.html

Another gay rights commercial that showed up on my feed today that I thought was really cute:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TBd-UCwVAY&feature=share

chefvinny
Apr 5, 2009


'I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always...'


...I, a 27-year-old-man, start crying.

Beer_Suitcase
May 3, 2005

Verily, the whip is ghost riding.





WALL-E, every drat time.

Those robots are in LOVE dammit!

Scionix
Oct 17, 2009

hoog emm xDDD


WHEEZY KISS A DUDE posted:

Last Minutes With ODEN.

A man says goodbye to his best friend.

Why can I watch an 11 year old talk about himself dying in a week and all he wants to do is donate to the homeless and feel unaffected but get absolutely destroyed by this video.

Goddammit, dogs.

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

got your nose! posted:

The soldier homecomings always get me, but this one gets me good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKthTR3YHcY&feature=colike

Holy poo poo. This got me real good.

I had a good friend who was in Afghanistan and she shown up during my graduation. So this video stuck me right in the heart. Holy crap!

SpiderHyphenMan
Mar 31, 2010

by Fluffdaddy


The music from the ending to . Just... goddamn. So beautiful.

Ularg
Mar 2, 2010

Just tell me I'm exotic.

The ending of Generation Kill made me very sad, especially after watching just about every episode every night for a week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F2KdqqS4lA

XCPuff
Nov 26, 2005

FEAR THIS MAN


SpiderHyphenMan posted:

The music from the ending to . Just... goddamn. So beautiful.

I will argue this until the day that I die but the music made that finale. It was perfect.

Tots
Sep 2, 2007



Does anyone know the name of that GBS thread by any chance? I tried some keywords, but am coming up empty.

Beginning of Up:
http://youtu.be/GroDErHIM_0?hd=1

Christian the Lion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVNTdWbVBgc - sappy music and all.

N3RDSTER
Mar 27, 2010


It seems a bit random, but whenever I see this scene from Fresh Prince of Bel Air, where Will's dad abandons him for the second time in his life, I always well up a little bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmerFuzRNZ4

CleverHans
Apr 25, 2011



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N76kAivCb20

The song Kilkelly (here with lyrics) based on real letters from Irish immigrants to the US. Took me by surprise when I first heard it on the radio and was sniffling as I drove down the highway.

Always makes me think "I really ought to call the parents".

crime fighting hog
Jun 29, 2006


notsoape posted:

Jimmy Stewart reading 'Beau'

A poem about losing a faithful old dog . The poem itself is very moving, but what nudges it over into abloobloo territory is the delivery.


God drat you, I haven't seen this since I was little and I knew how sad it was then!

Averrences
May 3, 2008


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TBd-UCwVAY

Don't want to spoil the ending, but it got me real good.

FretforyourLatte
Sep 15, 2010

Put you in my oven!


SpiderHyphenMan posted:

The music from the ending to . Just... goddamn. So beautiful.

Oh god, I cried like a baby at the finale. And again later when I watched it a second time. Blubbering wreck. When it got to the part with Claire and Charlie I loving lost it.
Another one that kills me every time is the ending to Big Fish. I am such a wuss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER5kKZE2r74

Akoogly Eyes
Apr 27, 2010

cheesy anime pizza undresses you with pepperoni eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNpeTCEPrRk
Oscar, the blind kitten, plays with some of his new toys.

Ebon Star
Apr 10, 2008


Every time, this gets me. EVERY. TIME.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnmcw6kJ2HQ


<sniffle>

Jellymouth
Jul 9, 2009


Fun Shoe

Eight-year-old boy tells Michelle Bachmann, to her face, that his mother is gay and doesn't need fixing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K8CGeC2M_U

MattO
Oct 10, 2003



Publix makes good weepy commericals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgymlJ4mbgg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHkqGgPpQOE

Pookah
Aug 21, 2008

Caw







Maria Callas performing "Vissi D'arte" - it makes me cry every single time, but only her version of it, no-one else's has the same effect.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1dcG4EeywY

Orange Harrison
Feb 24, 2010

All through the day, I me mine


I really like this song but I can't perform it because I break down. Only song that does that to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhBqkxDvbHs

Evil_Greven
Feb 20, 2007

Whadda I got to,
whadda I got to do
to wake ya up?

To shake ya up,
to break the structure up!?


The song from Schindler's List always gets me... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCJCcr2VY7U ...and this H.S. orchestra did it well. They were invited to Carnegie Hall with two other orchestrasmusical groups (a band and a choir) out of the entire country, so they're good.

Evil_Greven has a new favorite as of 15:57 on Dec 8, 2011

robotox
Nov 8, 2008

Mechanized
Organism
Designed
Only for
Killing


Beer_Suitcase posted:

WALL-E, every drat time.

Those robots are in LOVE dammit!


I'll second this, and double down for a whole lot of Pixar movies, most recently and thoroughly with Up and Toy Story 3.

marshmallow creep
Dec 10, 2008

I've been sitting here for 5 mins trying to think of a joke to make but I just realised the animators of Mass Effect already did it for me



The movie Spirited Away pretty much always gets me.

Tots posted:

Beginning of Up:
http://youtu.be/GroDErHIM_0?hd=1

Also this.

And I can't read this story without getting a bit worked up. Guy was one of the premier skinhead gang leaders and finally saw himself for who he really was. He completely changed who he was mentally and emotionally and left his gang, putting himself at considerable risk to do so. But he had to look at his face every day and see the tattoos of a bigot and a monster. Finally someone helped him make that final transformation and pretty much gave him a new life. Lots of moving elements of forgiveness, kindness and the power of change in that story.

Spaticus
Feb 25, 2007

Understanding what thread you're in is futile the monkey said as it double-clicked the report button.


Beer_Suitcase posted:

WALL-E, every drat time.

Those robots are in LOVE dammit!

WALL-E had me at the end. Anyway, Queens of the Stone Age's In the Fade always hits me because I was listening to it the day my Dad had a stroke.

Her's an acoustic version of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRtu2SCQ8nE

MINT WIZARD
Apr 24, 2007

This isn't going to stop until Pictionary bans the word windmill.


Christian the lion. Every time that goddam lion starts to run towards the guy I cry. I cried when I looked this up right now.

yaffle
Sep 15, 2002

Flapdoodle

The end of Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson, I posted a part of it recently in another thread, and I'll spoiler it.
At the beginning of the tenth hour he passed the bank faced with stone to keep the sea from the village, and drifted into deeper water, whereon sticks of froth were floating. Hounds were called of by the horn, for the tide was at flood.
But as they were about to leave, Tarka was seen again, moving with the tide, his mouth open. The flow took him near the bank; he kicked feebly, and rolled over.
Tally ho!
Deadlock saw the small brown head, and bayed in triumph as he jumped down the bank. He bit the head, and lifted the otter high, flung him about and fell into the water with him. They saw the broken head look up beside Deadlock, heard the cry of ic-yang! as Tarka bit into his throat, and then the hound was sinking with the otter into the deep water. Oak leaves, black and rotting in the mud of the unseen bed, arose and swirled and sank again. And the tide flowed still, and began to move back, and they waited and watched, until the body of Deadlock arose, drowned and heavy, and floated away amidst the froth of the waters.
They pulled the body out of the river and carried it to the bank, laying it on the grass, and looking down at the dead hound in sad wonder. And while they stood there silently, a great bubble rose out of the depths, and broke, and as they watched, another bubble shook the surface, and broke; and there was a third bubble in the sea-going waters, and nothing more.

Yeet
Nov 18, 2005

- WE.IGE -

Those soldier coming home videos are addicting, the brother surprises sister ones are even more amazing. It's great to see some sibling love. Most brothers/sisters would just hug their sibling after picking them up from the airport or whatever but to have your sibling's reaction mean "you mean the world to me" is just something else.

So here's another one of those

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xZo6CTGavM&feature=related

Ophelia Swims
Aug 5, 2009

like a puff'd and reckless libertine.

Every time I've watched this since I was little:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113670/

I am not ashamed.

FretforyourLatte posted:

Another one that kills me every time is the ending to Big Fish. I am such a wuss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER5kKZE2r74

This movie is SO underrated.

Ophelia Swims has a new favorite as of 17:55 on Dec 8, 2011

Popcorn
May 25, 2004

You're both fuckin' banned!

The scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind where humans and aliens communicate through music. The idea of music as a universal language is so moving to me, and that simple melody is so full of curiosity and friendliness. I cannot watch this scene without feeling my heart swell with joy and my eyes fill with tears.

The Illusionist - the animated film by Slyvain Chomet, not the Ed Norton vehicle - is so overpoweringly beautiful I basically wept in awe through the first 20 minutes.

This animated short, "Thought of You". The music choice is a bit sappy but the animation and choreography is so gorgeous I forgive it entirely.

Corley
Feb 2, 2010



Life is Beautiful when Guido gets on the loud speaker calls out "Principessa" to his wife or at the end when Guido gets killed. Happens everytime I watch it.

Clumsy Card House
Jan 6, 2008



The music video to Modest Mouse's "Little Motel".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqQTODR3kR8

Popcorn
May 25, 2004

You're both fuckin' banned!

Jisae posted:

Marimo
A video about a girl and her dog, Marimo (in Japanese with subtitles).

I'm not sure if I'm meant to but I find this very comic. When it switches to the dog's POV...

It reminds me of this Big Train sketch.

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Sir Sidney Poitier
Aug 14, 2006

My favourite actor


I can't find a video of it with proper sound, but in Battlestar Galactica near the end when Gaius says "I know about farming". My 3 friends and I all welled up.

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