Tearjerker: Barney & Friends

For a series that's (in)famous for featuring a very cheerful dinosaur (along with three smaller cheerful dinosaurs) teaching children how to be polite and care for one another, the show has moments that make people tear up.

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    The Whole Series 

    The Backyard Gang 
  • Tina saying goodbye to Moonkin in Three Wishes.
    • Also, "Friends Are Forever". This song is sung by Michael and Amy's mother and is about how friendships will last forever, when they're make-believe. This is a heartwarming/tearjerker song because it portrays the almost sad idea that a friend might and will eventually leave. That's why imagination and pretend is so important because your make-believe friends will last forever.
    • A minor one, but in this troper's opinion, even the kids saying goodbye to Barney beforehand is a bit more tearjerking than the song itself.
  • Derek making a wish for new friends in Waiting for Santa.
  • Tina getting lost in the forest in Campfire Sing-Along.
  • Barney's big speech in the end of Barney in Concert counts as both this and heartwarming.

    Season One 

    Season Two 

    Season Three 

    Season Four 

    Season Five 

    Season Six 

    Season Seven 

    Season Eight 

    Season Nine 

    Season Ten 

    Season Eleven 
  • A Potful of Sunshine: Baby Bop finds a flower to raise. The next day, it dies in the autumn frost. Barney comforts her with a song called "When Tomorrow Comes," that shows saying goodbye to people and things that have died or otherwise gone away is part of growing. Barney and co. then help her feel better by simply telling her (in song) they'll always be by her side.
    Season Twelve 

    Season Thirteen 

    Barney's Great Adventure 
  • Cody refuses to believe in Barney or his magic and when they have a heart to heart talk, Barney seems almost sad that such a young kid is so skeptical. It suddenly becomes heartwarming when Cody admits Barney's a pretty cool dinosaur in the end
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  • From Sing and Dance With Barney:
    Michael: We think you're a Super Dee Duper friend to all of us, too, Barney.
    Linda: That's right!
    Michael: From the oldest...
    Linda: ...To the youngest!
    All Present (except Barney): You can always count on us! It's especially a tearjerker when you realize how suddenly it seemed that they grew up.
    • Even more so that the last special to feature a Backyard Gang member (Michael).