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->''Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.''
-->-- '''Dionne Warwick'''

Some viewers are impassive when it comes to what they watch. They've seen it all. No fictional death, sacrifice, emotional display or confession can move them.

Except these.

Since most of these involve death scenes, shocking twists, or something just as major, expect '''many''' spoilers. However, they can also be as simple as the right imagery, tone, and music coming together - for the sole purpose of working those tear-ducts.

This being one of the YMMV items, one person's Tear Jerker may be another's {{Narm}}, which is often a failed attempt to induce this. Comments such as [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow "If you didn't cry at _____, you have no soul"]] are '''not''' welcome here. Some tearjerking moments, especially of deaths, can wind up being [[NightmareFuel traumatizing]].

'''Tropes that often result in Tear Jerker moments:'''

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* ADeathInTheLimelight
* AdultFear
* AlasPoorScrappy
* AlasPoorVillain
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove
* AntagonistInMourning
* BigNo
* BookEnds
* BreakTheCutie
* BreakTheHaughty
* BreakThemByTalking
* BrokenAngel
* BrokenBird
* BrokenTears
* CoolDownHug
* Crossing the DespairEventHorizon.
* CradleOfLoneliness
* CryForTheDevil
* CryIntoChest
* DeadAllAlong
* DeathFic
* DeathByNewberyMedal
* DefiantToTheEnd
* DidNotGetTheGirl
* DiedInYourArmsTonight
* DisneyDeath
* DoNotGoGentle
* DrivenToSuicide
* DyingAlone
* DyingMomentOfAwesome
* FaceDeathWithDignity
* FaceHeelTurn (if the character was well-known and loved enough)
** BecameTheirOwnAntithesis, when it is this combined with much too much changes.
* FalseFriend
* FinalFirstHug
* FondMemoriesThatCouldHaveBeen
* FriendlessBackground
* EtTuBrute
* GoOutWithASmile
* GoThroughMe
* TheGrotesque
* TheLostLenore
* HappierHomeMovie
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments can also overlap with this.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam
* HeelRealization
* HeroicSacrifice
* HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim
* HopeSpot
* IDieFree
* IHaveNoSon
* IJustWantToBeLoved
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight
* ILetGwenStacyDie
* ItsAWonderfulFailure
* Particularly cruel KickTheDog moments
* Whenever a beloved character is KilledOffForReal
* KillEmAll
* KillTheCutie
* LetThemDieHappy
* LonelyAtTheTop
* LonelyPianoPiece
* A character crying ManlyTears.
* MayflyDecemberFriendship
* MayflyDecemberRomance
* MeaningfulFuneral
* MercyKill
* MoralEventHorizon (Especially if you did not expect it and the person who crossed it was lovable)
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* MyGreatestFailure
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye
* NotSoStoic
* PartingWordsRegret
* PlanningForTheFutureBeforeTheEnd
* PleaseDontLeaveMe
* PleaseWakeUp
* ReallyDeadMontage
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* RejectedApology
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* ShooTheDog
* ShootTheDog
* SingleTear
* SkywardScream
* StarCrossedLovers
* StayWithMeUntilIDie
* A Type-A or B StepfordSmiler.
* TakingTheBullet
* TenderTears
* Most {{Tragedy}} tropes.
* TragicDream
* TragicHero
* TragicKeepsake
* TragicMonster
* TragicVillain
* TogetherInDeath
* UnstoppableRage
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* VengeanceFeelsEmpty
* WasItAllALie
* WasItReallyWorthIt
* WasTooHardOnHim
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WeUsedToBeFriends
* WhenSheSmiles
* WidowedAtTheWedding
* TheWoobie '''is''' from this trope. A JerkAssWoobie, MonsterSobStory, or WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds as well.
* YankTheDogsChain
* YouAreNotAlone
* YouAreWorthHell
* YouCantGoHomeAgain
* YouHaveFailedMe: Especially to a really lovable character.
** YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
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Many {{Downer Ending}}s and {{Bittersweet Ending}}s include tearjerking moments. Either way, make sure to bring the Kleenex. If you want to avoid them altogether, then you might want to consider heeding the SnicketWarningLabel.
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!!!''Examples from works:''

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* TearJerker/{{Advertising}}
* [[TearJerker/{{Anime}} Anime and Manga]]
* TearJerker/ComicBooks
* TearJerker/{{Disney}}
* TearJerker/{{Documentary}}
* TearJerker/FanFiction
* TearJerker/{{Film}}
* TearJerker/LetsPlay
* TearJerker/{{Literature}}
* TearJerker/LiveActionTV
* TearJerker/{{Magazines}}
* TearJerker/{{Music}}
* TearJerker/NewspaperComics
* TearJerker/ProfessionalWrestling
** TearJerker/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling
** TearJerker/{{WWE}}
* TearJerker/{{Radio}}
* TearJerker/{{Roleplay}}
* TearJerker/TabletopGames
** TearJerker/MagicTheGathering
* TearJerker/{{Theater}}
* TearJerker/VideoGames
* TearJerker/VisualNovels
* TearJerker/{{Webcomics}}
* TearJerker/WebOriginal
* TearJerker/WesternAnimation
* TearJerker/{{Other}}
* TearJerker/RealLife
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