->'''Kristoffer:''' ...And know this, as the swallow twittered beneath the eaves, this is not adieu, but au revoir!
->'''Finur:''' Thanks for your words. May they be your last. Thanks for sentimentality so nauseating that no living creature could possibly take it seriously.
->'''Ravn:''' ... '''[=*SOB!*=]'''
--> -- ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469754/ The Boss of it All]]''

Most people dislike {{Glurge}} as overly trite and sentimental garbage incapable of truly plucking at the heart strings. ''Most'' people-- meaning there are exceptions.

Let's have one of those exceptions in the cast! This guy or gal loves to collect {{motivational poster}}s of kittens, cries over every sad story spam email, and adores anything and everything cutesy. [[CutenessProximity They will probably gush over the nearest glurge positive item or animal nearby, and will baby talk to it]]. A few Glurge Addicts who are aware of their condition will actively hide their hobby from friends and family out of embarrassment.

Glurge Addicts are surprisingly positive people (even if they happen to be SmugSnake villains), even if they aren't nice they're [[ThePollyanna always smiling]] and encouraging others to do the same. This incessant optimism is sure to quickly get on other people's nerves. If it's a strong enough addiction, it also serves as a possible FlawExploitation for these characters in the form of a KitschCollection that [[InterrogationByVandalism can be broken]] or added to as a threat or bribe, respectively.

If two Glurge Addicts start dating, the result is SickeninglySweethearts. If they have kids, and the kids start a wiki, they name it SugarWiki.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Ryuuguu Rena in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' is a subversion. She does like cute things... but she is also a NightmareFetishist so her definition of cute does not always conform to the norm. [[spoiler:Also, this trait is part of her ObfuscatingStupidity that she makes up to convince herself she is happy.]]
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'''s Suou Tamaki fits this pretty well. He's easily moved to tears by heartfelt or tragic stories, or just by looking at Haruhi whom he fawns and gushes over pretty much every chance he gets. She finds his fawning quite annoying, though. Despite Tamaki's sad past he's very optimistic and urges those around him to see the glass half full, rather than half empty.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Alex Louis Armstrong has all the the hallmarks of one, including the ManlyTears
* Parodied by none other then Kumagawa in ''MedakaBox'', [[spoiler: crying tears of joy that someone is reforming him and setting him on the right path when really he's beaten to death lying in a pool of his own blood then thanking his friends for saving him when they just broke his arms. He's always [[StepfordSmiler smiling]]. Note this is not his real personality and it is post HeelFaceTurn.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''TheBossOfItAll''. Ravn in the opening quote had the Glurge precipitate a nervous breakdown because was going to cheat his employees out of money and a job by selling to Finur.
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has Audrey. She has a stuffed puppy on her bed, and other cute decorations around her room.
* Mega Records CEO Fiona from the ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' movie.
* ''{{Misery}}'' has Annie Wilkes. She is a Liberace loving, ceramic penguin owning, romance novel addict who doesn't like it when people swear. She's also [[spoiler:keeping her favorite author hostage and does such thing as shatter his ankles so he can't escape.]]
* ''Film/{{DodgeBall|A True Underdog Story}}'': Kate, the serious lawyer-type, has a rather large collection of unicorn tchotchkes.
* Selina Kyle starts out as one of these in ''Film/BatmanReturns''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': SmugSnake Dolores Umbridge is a villainous variant. She wears only pink, has an office full of kitten plates, and seems to want to shelter children from frightening things. She's also a SadistTeacher and part of an ill-advised government coverup. Glurge addicts don't have to be ''good''.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Shirley from ''Series/{{Community}}'' loves all things sugary-sweet, so much so that her stated reason she's at Greendale is to start a dessert bakery. She also has rage issues and loves to gossip.
* JD from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. When he becomes a teacher, his favourite pupil Lucy Bennett takes over the role of 'wipes away a tear while applauding the saccharine speech' girl.
* Synclaire from ''Series/LivingSingle''. She's generally extremely optimistic, emotional, and sunny (as well as sensitive and a bit immature), to the point where her friends are surprised to hear her say "I'm mad as [[GoshDangItToHeck H]]!" She particularly loves Troll dolls, and owns a gigantic Troll doll named "Crispus Attucks" that her friends find particularly unnerving.
** Her boyfriend/eventual husband, Overton, has these moments as well - usually when he's in close proximity to Synclaire.
* Jess in ''Series/NewGirl''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Joyce from ''[[Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky Roomies!]]'' is possibly the only being in the Galaxy who does not see an endless loop of ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' as torture.
* Piffany in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' is a bit of a glurge addict. She has a [[LawyerFriendlyCameo mock beanie baby]] collection, never swears (instead saying things that would make CurseOfTheAncients laugh) and is always upbeat.
* Mrs. Merriweather, of ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie''. Also a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher... and an evil demon. The addiction to Glurge is still an honest one though!
* In ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'', Vanderbeam's discovery that his crush Jovia had a "Hang in there" kitten poster led him careening down a path of desperate speculation as he tried to figure out if she was genuinely one of these, or if she had some ironic, intellectual interest in it. Her explanation that she just thought it was cute and felt she should be allowed to turn off her brain now and again didn't satisfy him.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Count Nefarious Vile in ''PressStart'' -- right down to his ''My First Pony Princess'' notebook!
* Many of the "fauxtographers" on [[http://youarenotaphotographer.com/ You Are Not a Photographer]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill,'' Hank Hill's mom is addicted to Hummel figurines.
** And Reverend Stroup's snow angels!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Marge Simpson's Glurge Addict status is her love of kitten motivational posters. Even if [[InferredHolocaust they eventually fall.]]
-->Just Hang In There, Marge. Just Hang In There.
** To some extent, Ned Flanders is one of these, as well. This was tested when he moved to the disgustingly cute town of Humbel, which was a parody of the above Hummel figurines. It was too oppressive even for Ned, and it actually demonstrates the difference between a sympathetic and unsympathetic Glurge Addict; Ned loves {{glurge}}, but is capable of accepting people for their faults. The townsfolk of Humbel weren't able even to accept Ned's ''mustache''.
* Becky, from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfTim,'' for whom greeting cards are SeriousBusiness.
* [=DNAmy=] from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible.'' While she may be a maniacal rogue geneticist, her devotion to her Cuddle Buddies [[spoiler: and creating real-life versions thereof]] is definitely Glurgey.
* The WesternAnimation/TimeSquad struggle with the unfortunate discovery that Creator/EdgarAllanPoe became one. [[spoiler:They manage to snap him out of this by [[SeriousBusiness insulting his cake.]]]]
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[[folder:Other]]
* Music/MichaelJackson appears to have been one, to the point that his Neverland Ranch was drenched in sugary sweetness. The [[http://www.michaeljacksonart.com/categories.php?cat_id=8&sessionid=7h50d808h7v4eqitipotpig paintings]] his friend David Nordahl created for him are good examples.
* Jack Chick, the author of ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''.
* MariahCarey has named the majority of her albums are very positive and cutesy things, like ''Rainbow,'' ''Butterfly,'' ''Charmbracelet,'' and ''Glitter.'' She also refers to her fans as "little lambs" and seems to have a definite love of all things sweet and cute.
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