Tear Jerker / React

  • "Teens React to Bullying (Amanda Todd)". Dear God, Lia was so upset. (She was in tears even before finding out that Amanda Todd killed herself).
    • "Teens React to Newtown Shooting". The solemn faces of everyone as they watch President Obama make his speech. Lia comes damned close to tearing up a second time. It even got a sniffle out of Victor, one of the more stoic ones.
    • Also, "Teens React to Drunk Driving", with a lot of the teens getting emotional about the video, another sad story from Tom (this time, about his brother's friend who died while driving drunk) and Jeannie in tears.
  • "Teens/Elders React To The Election": Rock, after spending the video touting the ideals of Mitt Romney, finally adds a last thought which anybody of any political persuasion can appreciate, which brings him close to tears:
    "I lost a brother in Vietnam, Toby. And he was a hero. It feels like he died last week. I've got other brothers who are alive; not all of 'em share my opinion. Make a choice: You stand for something or you'll fall for anything. And God Bless America."
  • "Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial": It's mostly a tremendous Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, what with every kid making resonant and powerful arguments against racism and all, but poor Olivia teared up at the end.
  • "Kids React to Gay Marriage": Also mostly for being a heartwarming moment like the above, but also a bit sadly was that not all thirteen kids in the episode were for gay marriage. Lucas, the five-year old with Unusual Eyebrows, was the only kid who was against gay marriage; as the video went on his responses were sounding more anti-gay, even though he didn't have a valid reason why gay couples should not marry. (Although, to point this out, he was the youngest of the kids featured in this episode. It's most likely that the reason why he was against gay marriage was simply that he just doesn't know any better yet at his young age, something he himself stated as one of the reasons he recently changed his views on the topic in "Kids React to Gay Marriage Ruling".)
    • If you get easily upset, don't read the comments for the video. A lot of them are quite depressing and homophobic.
  • "Teens React to Crying Baby". It's mostly happy tears, although Tom mentions that the song that makes him cry is one that reminds him of his brother overdosing when Tom was 16.
  • "YouTubers React to Kiwi!". Poor Caiti was practically in tears by the end.
    Timothy DeLaghetto: "He just wants to fly! All he wants is to fly!"
  • In "Teens React to "The Fault in Our Stars", Tom mentions that his older brother, quite possibly the same one that overdosed at 16, died at the age of 25.
    • Most of the teens mention they'll likely be in tears before they even get in the cinema, given the source material.
  • In "Elders React to Old Woman Dancing", the performance is enough to bring some of the elders, mainly Rock, to tears.
  • Some of the reactions of "Teens React to Drunk Driving," especially Jeannie's, who's on the verge of tears. Tom and Shant also reveal that they've personally known people who were killed in drunk driving accidents.
  • The announcement of Pamela's death.
    • The Fine Time episode started with Benny and Rafi talking about the recent death of her, and they are visibly upset about it, especially Rafi who can be seen tearing up.
    • Richard's death as well.
    • Now we have Lois added to the list.
    • A tribute to Barbara loomed out of nowhere right at the end of "Elders React to Esports".
  • Morgan innocently asking if John Lennon is still alive. The "No" response sounds so uncomfortable.
  • Labib and Jasser talking about the anti-Muslim prejudice they've faced after seeing videos of Malala Yousafzai.
  • A mild one, but at the end of "Teens React to Tyler Oakley", Jade announced that it was going to be her last episode of Teens React as she is turning 20 and thanked the audience for having her on the series for so long. See you around, Jade.
  • All of the teens playing The Last of Us had obvious reactions towards Sarah's death.
  • At the end of the "Teens React to Power Glove", Ethan James reveals that the episode would be his last Teens React episode since he was turning 20. He ends up breaking down into tears. (Although thankfully, he is now appearing on the new Adults React series.)
  • Carlos mentions in the Lyric Breakdown of "See You Again", that he recently almost died.
  • In "Teens React To Stoner Sloth (Marijuana PSA)", Mikaela reveals that her biological father struggled with addiction and it has caused him to no longer be a part of her life. Thankfully, she appears to be handling it well.
  • Every appearance by Catherine in "Elders React to David Bowie." She's visibly struggling to not break down throughout the video, and finally loses it at the end during "Space Oddity". She even tearfully says "Goodbye, David" after the end of the song.
    • Alex broke down during the first video "Lazarus."
  • Teens React to ''You Look Disgusting'', particularly when some of the Teens admit that they have received negative comments about their own appearance.
  • Adults React to Selena.
  • Don is visibly emotional in "Elders React to Old Pictures Of Themselves". In one picture, he's with three of his college buddies, and said that they were all best friends, but that all three of them have passed away since.
  • Nora recalling how the Syrian Civil War forced her to leave home.
  • Teens React to DACA. It really resonates with the cast given most descend from immigrants (and one is even a DACA dreamer!), and a few start crying.
  • The Reactors playing Until Dawn had tear-jerking reactions to Josh at the Ouija board scene.
    • They were horrified at Jessica's apparent death from falling down an elevator shaft and when Josh gets sawed in half.
  • "Adults React To Love, Simon": Many reactors became teary-eyed during the viewing of the film, with Morgan breaking down as she revealed how deeply moved she was by the announce of the movie, revealing how she'd struggled with her identity. It's especially heartbreaking since Morgan is known for her snarky demeanor in most videos.