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->''"30 years of karate. Combat experience on five continents. A rating with every weapon that shoots a bullet or holds an edge. Still haven't found any defense to Mom crying into my shirt."''
-->-- '''Michael''', ''Series/BurnNotice''

A variant of the SecurityCling, but differs a bit in timing and execution. Usually, this will take place after a large emotional ordeal when some character, in search of some catharsis, will finally just break down and bury her head into someone else's chest, sobbing and weeping.

There are two main varieties. If the character whose shirt is being used as a handkerchief is male, the character crying will frequently be female, and the reason this situation is occurring is due to a height differential, [[OneHeadTaller since men are on average taller than women]]. [[BigBrotherInstinct The point will be to accentuate the guy's stronger, more protective attributes.]] Frequently, the two are a couple, and in this case, it will serve as a sort of CryCute.

If, on the other hand, the chest belongs to a woman, the relationship will be closer to that of a mother and child, and the woman's more motherly attributes will be emphasized. This case is far less likely to be between love interests (though there are exceptions), and the two characters are a bit more likely to be same-sex. If a woman's more "motherly attributes" wind up in a character's face by accident, it's a MarshmallowHell.

In both forms, this trope is likely to double as a TearJerker and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for the audience, since it often serves double duty as a {{Sadness Trope|s}} and a {{Love Trope|s}}.

A SubTrope of CryCute and {{Glomp}}. Compare FunbagAirbag.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Mikuru does this in the faux DatingSim Yuki does in episode 25 of ''HaruhiChan''.
* One of the pivotal scenes in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' involves Akane finally releasing all her angst and heartache while crying into Dr. Tofu's chest, after realizing that he'll never look at her the way he looks at her older sister Kasumi. She clings to him tightly while he silently lets her vent, unaware of the reason for her distress but knowing how much she needed it anyway. By the end, she even confesses to Ranma that "a good cry really did make [her] feel better," and that she thinks she's finally over Dr. Tofu.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', one of the things that Sanae teaches [[spoiler:Ushio]] is that the only place it's alright to cry is in the bathroom, so nobody can see it. [[spoiler:Ushio later reveals to her father, Tomoya, that there's actually 2 places, in the bathroom, and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in her daddy's arms]].]]
* In the final scene of ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'', [[spoiler:Shinji breaks down sobbing onto Asuka's chest]].
* In ''CodeGeass'', Lelouch cries into CC's chest after [[spoiler:shooting his half-sister Euphemia]]/
** Shirley cries into Lelouch's chest after telling him that [[spoiler:her father was killed in the Battle of Narita]]. It's made worse by the fact that [[spoiler:Lelouch is Zero, and thus is indirectly responsible for her father's death]].
* Manga/{{Bleach}}: Orihime confesses her insecurities to Rangiku and then breaks down in tears. Rangiku then [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre comforts her with some words of encouragement]], and subsequently embraces her.
* [[spoiler:Homura does this to Madoka]] in episode 10 of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
** Madoka also does this to [[spoiler:a dead]] Sayaka in episode 9.
* After [[spoiler:Marie's NewOldFlame is murdered]] in ''SoulEater'', [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Stein pulls her to his chest and just holds her while she sobs her eyes out]]. Take note that this is literally ''pages'' after Nygus warned Marie that Stein was [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove incapable of loving anyone]].
** Tsubaki also does this to Black*Star after defeating her brother. Of course she's on her knees since she's taller.
* In the ''LoveHina'' anime, Mei bursts into tears in Keitaro's chest when she thinks her step-sister Naru doesn't love her.
* In the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga and the 2009 anime series ''Brotherhood'', Winry cries into Edward's chest after he [[spoiler:talks her out of murdering Scar out of revenge for her parents]].
* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has its shares, with Lucia crying into Kaito's chest for example.
* Himeko does this to Bossun in ''SketDance''.
* Chapter 21 of ''ToLoveRuDarkness'' has [[spoiler:[[http://mangafox.me/manga/to_love_ru_darkness/v06/c021/31.html Nana pulled into one]] by Rito to act as a CooldownHug]] (fits neatly as Rito is OneHeadTaller).
* Erika of ''HeartcatchPrecure'' suggests Yuri do that after she finds out why the then-former Precure acts like she does. Made funnier at the fact that ''she's'' the one flinging herself on ''Yuri's'' chest when she suggests it.
* Towards the end of the first season of ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' (in its Tsumihoroboshi-hen arc), Rena cries into Keiichi's chest after [[spoiler: [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight shaking off]] the effects of Hinamizawa's HatePlague and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizing how close she came to murdering all of her friends]]]]. The unusual circumstances don't make it any less heartwarming.
* Setsuna in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' does this to Asuna [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-sensei-negima/343/15 for pages and pages]] [[spoiler:when she finds out Asuna will be leaving to sleep for 100 years inside the Gravekeeper's Palace in order to save the [[MagicalLand Magic World]]]].
* ''JinRohTheWolfBrigade''. [[spoiler:After realising she's going to be killed by Fuse, Kei begins to quote from ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'' (a reoccurring theme throughout the film), eventually throwing herself to Fuse's chest and crying out, "Mother, what big claws you have! Mother, what big teeth you have!" whereupon a distraught Fuse shoots her.]]
* In ''SaintBeast'', Maya does this to Judas after throwing a rock-shattering tantrum over Kira's plan to leave heaven on the day of the trial for the Saint Beast positions.
* In ''CrossGame'', [[spoiler:Aoba cries into Ko's chest after he gave her a big hug.]]
-->[[spoiler: "There are only two people who can make Aoba cry. Ko and Wakaba."]]
* Standard procedure for Mai from ''Popotan''. [[PromotionToParent Ai]] is the chest-provider.
* In ''OniisamaE'', [[spoiler:Mariko]] does this to [[spoiler:Nanako]] at the end of episode 26 [[spoiler:after learning about her parents' divorce ''and'' her father's affair.]]
* In Volume 6 of ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', a victim of [[StockShoujoBullyingTactics bullying]] cries into the chest of a close friend after the latter finds the other depressed near the river. [[spoiler:The two people in question are Hinata and Rei, respectively]].
* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Jeremy sobs into Ian's chest after hallucinating Greg talking to him following [[spoiler: he and Ian recount all the times Greg sexually abused Jeremy.]] Mixed with one of Jeremy's {{Freak Out}}s.
* In the last episode of SonicX, Tails is shown to have done this after [[spoiler:[[KillUsBoth being forced]] [[ShootTheDog to shoot]] [[ToyShip Cosmo]]]]. In a rare both-male example, the chest he cries into is Sonic's.
* This is a very common occurrence with between Tomoe (the comforter) and Nanami (the one usually doing the crying) in ''Manga/KamisamaKiss.''
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', after an intense argument between Luffy and Vivi, the former reveals that he doesn't want Vivi to only risk ''her'' life to save her country, but also risk ''theirs'' as well, because they're friends. This moves the young princess to tears, and Nami hugs her near her chest to comfort her.
** Later during the end of the Enies Lobby arc, Nami does this towards Robin out of sheer relief that they managed to rescue her.
* Cyborg 004 from ''{{Cyborg 009}}'' does this to both Hilda and Venus [[spoiler: after they die]].
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Sinon does this to Kirito during the climax of the ''Gun Gale Online'' arc, as all of her emotional problems come to the surface and she simply breaks down. Kirito comforts her during this, but since the moment was captured during a digitally-televised online tournament, he feels a need to explain to his girlfriend that there were no romantic implications to this event (Asuna, for her part, is a little suspicious/jealous when she sees it but accepts Kirito's explanation).
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'': Early on, when Issei breaks down when his TrainingFromHell forces him to confront just how useless he feels compared to Rias' other [[ChessMotifs pieces]], she comforts him with a hug. It speaks volumes about how deeply affected her really is that [[ChivalrousPervert boob-obsessed Issei]] is too busy sobbing to enjoy where his head is.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]]'' #38, E-123 Omega comes across Hope Kintobor crying and curled up on the floor after a meeting with Snively, distraught that she would never have a normal life or family again. In a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, Omega holds her in his arms and lets her cry into his chest plate.
--> '''Omega:''' Um... there-there? Please do not leak anymore? I am sorry. I was not built to comfort.
* An Archie comic had Betty out of sorts emotionally because her dad's business was going under. Archie lets her cry into his chest, which Veronica mistakes as him cheating on her. Archie flat out says "OH, SHUT UP, VERONICA!," which offends her greatly and impresses Reggie.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', Nala cries into Simba's chest when he is presumed to have died in ''Friends to the End''. [[spoiler: However, it turns out he's not dead after all.]]
* ''Fanfic/DeadOrAlive4TheDevilFactor'': In [[spoiler: chapter 11]], Ayame breaks down in tears while talking to Dante about her husband Shiden, who perished when [[spoiler: Vergil's]] demon horde razed the Mugen Tenshin village. Dante awkwardly attempts to comfort her by touching her shoulder, but when Ayame latches on to him and starts crying into his chest, Dante gives in and holds her as she continues to sob her eyes out.
* In chapter 3 of ''FanFic/NarutoTheSecretSongsOfTheNinja'', Hinata starts sobbing after Naruto makes a promise with her that as long as she never gives up, he'll always believe in her. Naruto, [[ObliviousToLove thinking he might have said something to upset her]], cautiously reaches out for her, only for Hinata to grab his jacket and bury her face in his chest. Once he shakes off the shock, Naruto gingerly wraps his arms around her and pats her on the back until she regains control.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In the Disney film ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', Jim believes it is his fault that [[spoiler:Mr. Arrow was killed by being sucked into the black hole]], prompting Silver, who knows it wasn't actually Jim's fault, to give him a pep talk in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Jim, who has begun to look up to Silver as the father he never had, puts his head against Silver's chest and cries into it. Silver is awkward at first, but then hugs him, telling him it's alright in one of the film's biggest TearJerker and heartwarming moments.
* Occurs in ''Film/NightOfTheBloodBeast'', with a traumatically-resurrected astronaut crying into his wife's chest. Which, as [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel and the bots]] are quick to point out, gives him a faceful of her breasts.
-->'''Joel:''' Hmm... this helps!
* Shown in BarryLyndon, when the title character's friend is dying, after giving him the final kiss he requested, Barry collapses onto his chest, weeping.
* Parodied in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', when it's done with two guys, the crier being a CampGay.
-->"You brute, you brute, you vicious brute!"
-->"All right, all right.."
* Happens in ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally''. Sally calls Harry in tears after finding out that her ex is getting married. He comforts her, and she cries on him.
* How about the first 20 minutes of ''Film/FightClub''? A major theme is how random people in the support groups pair up to cry on one another.
** Of particular note is the narrator being paired up with Bob, a former bodybuilder who has 'bitch tits' due to steroid abuse; it doesn't matter to the narrator after discovering how good it feels to cry.
* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Uhura cries into Scotty's chest [[spoiler: when she follows Spock into Engineering just in time to see Kirk die]].
* As in the novel, Hermione does this to Ron in ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''; he takes it better here than in the book.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa finally breaks down and does this to Anna[[spoiler:'s frozen body after she [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices herself for Elsa]]]]. Given Elsa's [[TheStoic usual demeanour]], it's heartbreaking.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Hermione does it to Ron in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. [[BritishStuffiness He is terrified.]]
** She also does it at the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' after [[spoiler:Dumbledore's funeral]]. This time, Ron just holds her and is crying ManlyTears.
** Harry does this towards the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire' when he is comforted by Molly Weasley, in this instance it's the motherly version of the trope.
* Katniss cries into Peeta's chest toward the end of the first book in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. Notable because she had been fighting her emotions all throughout the book, because the situation was the ''one'' moment when she had to make the romance seem most genuine, and because they were ''on national TV''.
** The trailer for the FilmOfTheBook shows Prim crying into Katniss' chest, an example of the "motherly" version of the trope (since Katniss essentially plays the role of mother in the Everdeen family).
* The {{Novelization}} of Film/ReturnOfTheJedi is slightly different from the film in several places. The scene where Luke tells Leia who they both are and that he has to face Vader is much more emotional than in the film. Before Luke pulls away and leaves to meet his destiny, the twins hold each other, weeping "openly".
* In ''Literature/CountToTheEschaton'', Rania invokes this with Menelaus. (He's a clueless ScienceHero, she's had a crush on him for a long time...)
* The dramatic confrontation between Janine and Candayce, in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'', ends this way.
* Jonah in Literaure/LaughingWinds, he panics and goes into hiding due to the situation he and the other main characters are trapped in and him losing hope of ever being able to escape. When he is found and confronted by the others he breaks down completely and is comforted by Annika, resulting in this trope.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/InspectorLynley'' provides the page image. After being held hostage at gunpoint - [[TheWoobie on her first case back after]] [[FlashbackEcho taking a bullet to the stomach]] in the previous series finale - DS Barbara Havers [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07pN5KHK268 goes a bit insane]] and uses the man who held her hostage as a punching bag. Her partner DI Lynley hauls her off the guy and manages to punch through her FlashbackEcho, whereupon she absolutely falls apart and sobs hysterically into his shirt while he kisses her hair and clutches her close.
* In ''{{Smallville}}'', Chloe, Lana, and Lois all do this on occasion, Lois and Chloe usually to Clark and Lana to both Lex and Clark. Allison Mack, Chloe's actor, [[DiscussedTrope even says in the commentary of ''Truth'' that she loves those scenes because Tom Welling's chest makes the perfect headrest due to their height difference.]]
* ''Series/TheXFiles''
** In the episode "Irresistible", Scully finally breaks down and cries in Mulder's arms after being rescued from a necrophiliac serial killer. It's actually an important moment of character development, since beforehand she made a point of not showing weakness in front of him.
** It happens again in "Deadalive" after Mulder [[spoiler:comes back from the dead and is in a coma]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** When the Doctor is apparently killed in "Pyramids of Mars", Sarah Jane Smith sobs into his chest, causing the NotQuiteDead Doctor to wake up and complain that she's shrinking his shirt.
** The same thing happens in "The Impossible Astronaut", when Amy sobs into the Eleventh Doctor's chest just after he appears to have been shot dead.
** In Classic Who, Barbara's chest is the go-to place for sobbing and comfort. It is usually [[http://geocities.ws/barbaras_chest/hug.html Susan who does this]] but in "The Sensorites" a male crewmember of a spaceship also gets some comforting.
** In the Series 6 episode "The Curse of the Black Spot", Amy does this to Rory after he nearly drowns and her badly administered CPR doesn't bring him back for a few minutes.
* ''{{Series/Torchwood}}'': Upon Jack's return at the end of "End of Days", Owen does this to Jack, out of combined relief and guilt.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': Emily breaks down and cries into her father's chest after [[spoiler:she discovers Naomi has cheated on her]]. His comforting her is a huge CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, though, especially when you consider how unsupportive her whole family was of her being gay.
* ''{{Friends}}'' In Season 1 [[{{TheUnfavourite}} Monica]] cries into [[{{JustFriends}} Chandler's]] chest after her Mom says that she's never going to get married or have children, which she desperately wants. He also offers her a FallBackMarriagePact. (This was before [[{{HeartwarmingInHindsight}} they got together]]).
* ''JoanOfArcadia'' Adam cries into Joan's chest while watching [[spoiler: home videos of him with his mother, who committed suicide several years ago]].
* ''Series/BurnNotice'' lampshades it in a voiceover in the pilot:
-->'''Michael''': 30 years of karate. Combat experience on five continents. A rating with every weapon that shoots a bullet or holds an edge. Still haven't found any defense to Mom crying into my shirt.
* On ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'', Brobee can be seen in the background sobbing into Foofa's chest after [[SeriousBusiness Muno knocks over his building blocks]].
* At the end of the episode "Baelor" in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (you know [[WhamEpisode the one]]), Arya sobs into Yoren's chest as he forces her not to look when [[spoiler: her father is beheaded for treason]]. In this case, it's not romantic but an act of Yoren's respect for and loyalty towards her father and their family.
* Brennan does it on ''Series/{{Bones}}'', crying into Booth's chest as she's trying to come to grips with the revelations about her family.
** More recently, Brennan cried on Booth's chest after the team investigated the death of a homeless man who turned out to be a Desert Storm veteran who died from injuries sustained while rescuing people from wreckage of the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks. She recalled that she had helped identify remains taken from the World Trade Center, and how dry-eyed she remained, but now she found herself thinking that Booth could have been killed during the attack, and that they might have never met.
* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Swan Song", Ziva cries into Tony's chest in the elevator after [[spoiler:Mike Franks dies]]. When the elevator doors open, [=McGee=] is seen comforting Abby, which leads to the four of them in a GroupHug in the elevator. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVwK_S_Pjg Bring the tissue box]].
* From ''Series/FlowerBoyRamyunShop'' Eun Bi does this to [[spoiler:the image of her dead father after he dies]], it's not until a little while later she realises it was Kang Hyuk.
* In the episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' where Troi loses her empathic power, she cries into Riker's chest while he comforts her.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy cries into Angel's chest after smashing the master's bones in the episode "When She Was Bad."
** Angel cries into Buffy's chest/stomach while kneeling in front of her after he returned from hell.
** The Season 6 finale ended with Willow crying into Xander's chest after [[spoiler: his gesture of friendship combined with the magic she had stolen from Giles taps into her humanity, forcing her to see the consequences of her psychotic rampage and to come to grips with the fact that she had murdered Warren in cold blood]]
* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' Guinevere cries into Arthur's chest when Morgana is badly wounded.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', JK does this after apologizing up and down for what he did during the Capricorn Zodiarts incident and how Gentaro [[EasilyForgiven forgives him.]]
* In Korean Drama series ''The Great Doctor'', the titular doctor Eun Soo breaks down crying on the nearest friendly shoulder after a very stressful EmbarrassingRescue--somewhat awkwardly for the recipient, as her LoveInterest arrives right after that.
* Twice on ''{{CSI NY}}'': Lindsay cries into Danny's chest after impersonating a robber goes wrong and she's rescued in 'Not What It Looks Like'. Much later, Christine does this with Mac after he rescues her in 'Seth and Apep', though they're on the floor at the time.
* In ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', after [[spoiler: Lewis was killed in a bomb explosion]], Parker was gently comforting and cradling a sobbing Spike.
* Will and Vara were heading for this in ''Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell'' in ''The Spirit of Kale'', when [[spoiler:Aruna]] was thought dead. Will got as far as getting an arm around her shoulder before [[spoiler:Aruna]] turned up alive and it turned into a GroupHug.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'' at the end of season 2, Walt finds Jesse on the floor in a meth den, drugged and practically passed out. When he tries to pick him up, Jesse breaks down and starts to sob into his jacket, so Walt sits back down and just holds him while he cries about [[spoiler: Jane's death]].
* Emily and Nolan have one in the season two finale of ''Series/{{Revenge}}'', after Emily finds [[spoiler: Takeda]]'s body on the floor and starts crying uncontrollably. Nolan just holds her.
** Emily and Aiden, too, in the beginning of season two. It happens after Emily finds out that [[spoiler: her mother tried to kill her when she was a young child]].
* In the ''BabylonFive'' episode 'Confessions And Lamentations', all the Markab in quarantine on the station have fallen to the plague. Delenn and Lennier, having stayed with them the whole time, have had to sit helplessly and watch them all die. By the time Sheridan and Franklin arrive, it is too late. Lennier is trying to hide his tears, but Delenn breaks down as Sheridan comforts her.
* In the first season of ''TheOC'' Marissa and Ryan have a short one after [[spoiler:Oliver Trask]] holds Marissa hostage by threatening to shoot himself. Marissa starts crying into Ryan's shoulder while apologizing for :not believing him when he told her about [[spoiler:Oliver's]] potential danger. He holds her.
** Again towards the end of the first season, after Marissa [[spoiler:found out that her mother was having an affair with her ex boyfriend, Luke.]] 
* In the 13th episode of ''{{Dollhouse}}'', an insane Topher is comforted by Adelle [=DeWitt=] after his MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.
* Season 3 ''PunkyBrewster'' episode "Divorce, Anderson Style" ends with Punky crying into Cherie's chest after Allen leaves to move away with his to-be-divorced mother.
* Late in the run of ''HappyDays'', Joanie becomes a student teacher at her high school. She is accosted by a thug student, and Fonzie enters and saves her. He lets Joanie cry into his chest after the ordeal.
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[[folder:Music]]
* A variation in TheBeatles' "Anytime At All":
-->''If you need a shoulder to cry on,''
-->''I hope it will be mine''
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', Maria breaks down and collapses into Tony's chest after bitterly confronting him over having killed her brother Bernardo.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Apparently, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Zevran really wants to cry into Wynne's bosom. He brings this up on several opportunities. Wynne assures him that he's capable of crying well away from her bosom. It's sort of toying with the motherly idea; Wynne is a very grandmotherly figure in general, but Zevran is being shamelessly sexual when he suggests it.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Shepard can offer this option to Tali during her Loyalty Mission.
** Shepard can do the same for Liara during ''Lair of the Shadow Broker''.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'', after Carl had a break down, Litchi offered to hug him and let him cry on her chest. Despite some DramaticIrony about [[spoiler:how Carl never knew that Litchi has in fact joined NOL and sided with the source of most of his anger, [[AbusiveParents his father Relius]], the fact that Litchi still wanted to genuinely ease his mind despite technically being his enemy definitely counts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' when Rise cries after finding out the fact that her IdolSinger-self Risette ''is'' a part of her that she can't give up, the Protagonist is given the option to do this.
** And goes both ways in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''. In ''Innocent Sin'', after having a flashback about her father, Maya Amano broke down and Tatsuya can opt to have her cry on his chest. Then in ''Eternal Punishment'', [[spoiler:when Tatsuya reveals the Innocent Sin side, how he failed to stop Nyarlathotep and get the Maya on that side dead and the world destroyed, he's utterly troubled. EP!Maya (you, the protagonist) has the option to let him cry on her chest.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'', the protagonist can end up soaking William's robes with tears after Damien breaks her heart. He's more a [[BigBrotherInstinct older brother figure]] than a romantic one, though, and the pair commiserates over the fact that Damien betrayed them both.
* At the end of Act II in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', Leah has just been through [[spoiler:a hellish vision courtesy of Azmodan, the last of the Evils that you have to take down, who reveals to her that he knows about the plan to trap him and his brothers in the Black Soulstone, and has sent all of his legions to the mortal realm from Arreat Crater to capture it]]. After relaying the info about the above to Tyrael after [[spoiler:he breaks her out of this vision]], she breaks down in his arms.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: The 2nd Runner'', [[spoiler: Ken embraces Dingo and sobs on his chest upon hearing that her father was secondhand.]]
* Seen in [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/1/1a/Tidus_%26_Yuna-1.jpg this]] promotional image for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', depicting the scene in Macalania Woods [[spoiler:where Yuna is forced to accept her duty as a summoner, and that she cannot live the idealized normal life in Zanarkand that Tidus describes]].
* ''{{Final Fantasy XIII}}'': Vanille breaks down a second time after Fang tricks her into revealing [[spoiler:she lied about her amnesia]]. After ThatOneBoss and an emotionally draining scene, Fang (instead of punching Vanille as we're lead to believe) simply bumps her forehead playfully and draws her into a hug of reassurance as the scene ends.
* Luigi's done this more than once to [[BigBrotherInstinct Mario]] in the ''Mario & Luigi'' games.
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' - See its anime listing.
* Battler from UminekoNoNakuKoroNi cries into Natsuhi's chest in Ep 1 after [[spoiler: the murder of Kanon]]. It's shows both how motherly and protective Natsuhi really is and Battler's surprisingly tender and emotional nature.
* In ''{{Remember11}}'', Satoru wakes up back at SPHIA being held in Utsumi's chest. She did that in order to calm [[FreakyFridayFlip "him"]] down after "he" blew a gasket and started destroying the kitchen/family room area.
* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'':
** Clover does this to Junpei when [[spoiler:she learns that Snake isn't actually dead]].
** Akane [[spoiler:cries into her brother's chest after Junpei helps her escape the incinerator.]]
* VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo has more than one girl doing this if you (as Hisao) play your cards right an build strong relationships with them. Specially poignant in the cases of [[spoiler: Rin Tezuka]] and [[spoiler:Emi Ibarazaki]].
* VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}, in [[BrotherChuck Kappie's]] route of the VisualNovel, there are two CGs of Ryou doing this to Tomoya.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Bangladesh Dupree, of all people, does this [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ggmain/strips/ggmain20120118.jpg at one point]] in ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' when [[spoiler:she believes she failed to save Baron Wulfenbach]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'', [[http://plumecomic.com/?id=89 Corrick comforts Vesper]] after [[spoiler:her father dies]].
* ''WebComic/StickyDillyBuns'' parodies the trope somewhat in [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/i_have_my_teddy the last panel here]]. (It's happened before with these two, but this is the most detail-subverting case to date.) Dillon (disguised as "Dilla") insists on crying into the chest of Ruby (disguised as "Rudy"). As Dillon is taller than Ruby (even without heels), the pose comes out wrong for the usual effect -- and Ruby really, really doesn't want to play a "motherly" role. Given that Dillon's crying verges on InelegantBlubbering, any heartwarming is ruthlessly averted.
* Ally cries into Lisa's chest at the end of Chapter 2 in ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' following the traumatic retelling of the story of Marion.
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* In WebVideo/DemoReel, a [[InVinoVeritas very high]] Rebecca breaks down crying in Tacoma's arms after ruining a fair few takes screaming about her abusive family.
* There are several instances of this in ''Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril''. They are all the angel Nicholas' doing.
* Syrius from ''WebOriginal/TheWarComms'' is ''extremely'' prone to doing this.
* In ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged'', Yuri gets annoyed that Jama-P keeps doing that to Momoko... when she can't do it herself.
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* Upon [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming their reunion]] in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[spoiler:Zuko [[http://iroh.org/screencaps/ep59/ep59-611.png breaks down and sobs into Iroh's shoulder.]]]]
* In the episode "Hereafter" of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Lois Lane ends up sobbing into Lex Luthor's chest just after tearing him a new one for [[spoiler:showing up to Superman's funeral.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Amon and his Equalists ambush and easily subdue Korra. Amon states that while he can't de-bend her now, as that would only make her a martyr, he proceeds to psychologically rip her to pieces. By the time he's left and Tenzin arrives, Korra, who is utterly terrified, breaks down into his chest.
** It happens again with Asami and Mako at the end of episode 7, after [[spoiler:it turns out Asami's father was an Equalist]].
* Ren from ''RenAndStimpy'' has these moments a lot with his emotional crutch Stimpy.
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