This poor little girl, whose mother considers her less important than a credit card. She even tells the workers who watched her daughter to say it's her daughter that's lost next time so she knows not to rush.
It's bad enough for a person to suffer tumors and look extremely thin as a result. It's even worse when someone else assumes they're thin for purely selfish reasons, goes off of that assumption, and makes the person's life even worse because they refuse to hear anything but their own humongously erroneous illusion.
From Not Always Learning
One story on this section of the site takes place during finals week. A girl comes up to the storyteller complaining that the copy machine hasn't printed her things. A tech goes with her to look, and the girl runs by in tears because she'd accidentally put her report through the shredder.
Not really a Tear Jerker, but kinda depressing: This one student in an advanced French class is always late, and when she does come, she sleeps through most of the class. However, her homework is always done, and she does very well on exams. Then on day, the student has had enough of this, and says, in French, "I hate all my classmates!". The teacher is surprised that she would blatantly insult everyone in class, but the student is confident that nobody actually understood her. The teacher confirmed that NOBODY in the class understood that fairly-basic-French sentence, and were only there because EVERYONE had cheated for the entire term by using translators. The student was then moved into a class where people were actually interested in learning French.