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* ''Film/TheChristmasToy'': During a reprise of "The Greatest Christmas Toy of All", Apple sheds a tear (while in a frozen position) in a flashback showing Rugby getting opened on Christmas and taking her place as Jamie's favorite toy.

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* In ''Film/PleaseStandBy'', Audrey sheds one while watching home videos of herself and her institutionalized sister Wendy, and another one later when Wendy reminds her that their mother is dead.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Chassis}}'': When Covergirl suffers a VillainousBSOD over her hatred of Chassis, a single tear escapes from under visor and rolls down her cheek.

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* In ''Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Link cries a single tear after he kills [[spoiler:his former pet dragon]].


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** It should be noted that instances of this trope are extremely rare in OnePiece, as the series prefers to go [[InelegantBlubbering the exact opposite route.]]
** In ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ''. of all people, [[spoiler: the hardened Doberman]] sheds a tear during [[spoiler: Z's final moments]], seeing how [[spoiler: Z was once his mentor.]]

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** It should be noted that instances of this trope are extremely rare in OnePiece, One Piece, as the series prefers to go [[InelegantBlubbering the exact opposite route.]]
** In ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ''. the ''Franchise/OnePiece'' film, ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'', of all people, [[spoiler: the hardened Doberman]] sheds a tear during [[spoiler: Z's final moments]], seeing how [[spoiler: Z was once his mentor.]]


* In ''Franchise/TheFlash'' shows [[EvilCounterpart Eobard Thawne]] shedding one tear after seeing his past self frolick around in a Flash suit and embracing his role as a hero, lamenting that it won't last and that he will never become The Flash like his old idol.
* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} cries one teardrop after her cousin talks about how much he loves Earth.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Kara sees SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} and Bizarrogirl embracing, remembers Superman and herself hugging each other after the loss of ComicBook/NewKrypton, and sheds a tear.



* [[ComicBook/CreatureFeature Creature Feature]] seems to like this.

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* [[ComicBook/CreatureFeature Creature Feature]] ''ComicBook/CreatureFeature'' seems to like this.



* In ''Franchise/TheFlash'' shows [[EvilCounterpart Eobard Thawne]] shedding one tear after seeing his past self frolick around in a Flash suit and embracing his role as a hero, lamenting that it won't last and that he will never become The Flash like his old idol.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Kara sees SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} and Bizarrogirl embracing, remembers Superman and herself hugging each other after the loss of ComicBook/NewKrypton, and sheds a tear.
* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} cries one teardrop after her cousin talks about how much he loves Earth.



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* The political cartoons in ''Website/TheOnion'' have the Statue of Liberty cry either [[TearsOfJoy a tear of joy]] or [[TearsOfRemorse a tear of remorse]] nearly OnceAnEpisode.
* In ''ComicStrip/PricklyCity'', when Carmen says goodbye to Winslow because they won't see each other for a while, Winslow is off-hand -- but cries a single tear once gone.
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* In an episode of [[Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury Buck Rogers in the 25th Century]] called "The Return of the Fighting 69th", an evil [[AlphaBitch villainess]] takes a slave child's memory globe of her parents and [[KickTheDog breaks it in front of her]] [[ForTheEvulz out of pure wickedness]]. Cue the heartbroken girl with this trope.

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* In an episode of [[Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury Buck Rogers in the 25th Century]] ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' called "The Return of the Fighting 69th", an evil [[AlphaBitch villainess]] takes a slave child's memory globe of her parents and [[KickTheDog breaks it in front of her]] [[ForTheEvulz out of pure wickedness]]. Cue the heartbroken girl with this trope.



** The Doctor, at [[{{Tearjerker}} the end]] of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]. Well, he had more than a single tear there, though he was crying silently.

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*** Cyber!Yvonne's TearsFromAStone when performing a YouShallNotPass to prevent the Cyber-Leader's escape.
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The Doctor, at [[{{Tearjerker}} the end]] of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]].end]]. Well, he had more than a single tear there, though he was crying silently.



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* The political cartoons in ''Website/TheOnion'' have the Statue of Liberty cry either [[TearsOfJoy a tear of joy]] or [[TearsOfRemorse a tear of remorse]] nearly OnceAnEpisode.
* In ''ComicStrip/PricklyCity'', when Carmen says goodbye to Winslow because they won't see each other for a while, Winslow is off-hand -- but cries a single tear once gone.
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' sheds a single tear when he kisses Freya for the first time.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' Series/{{Merlin|2008}} sheds a single tear when he kisses Freya for the first time.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'': [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick each shed a tear [[spoiler: as they're being dried out under a desk lamp]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming both of which combine to form a heart]]. [[spoiler: The resulting tear ends up sliding down the lamp cord and into the electrical outlet, causing a short that releases smoke that activates the overhead emergency showers, which brings them and the rest of the gift shop back to life.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'': [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick each shed a tear [[spoiler: as they're being dried out under a desk lamp]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming both of which combine to form a heart]].heart. [[spoiler: The resulting tear ends up sliding down the lamp cord and into the electrical outlet, causing a short that releases smoke that activates the overhead emergency showers, which brings them and the rest of the gift shop back to life.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Road to Danville" Doofenshmirtz sheds a single tear when Perry does something nice for him. Doof saves it in a test tube in case he needs it again later. Turns out he does, in a climactic CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Road to Danville" Doofenshmirtz sheds a single tear when Perry does something nice for him. Doof saves it in a test tube in case he needs it again later. Turns out he does, in a climactic CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.does.

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** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' has [[spoiler:Kayla]] doing this when Wolverine discovered [[spoiler:she is blackmailed into working for Stryker]], making him muse the folktale that he is just a [[UnwittingPawn fool who got played]].


** At the very end of [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]]. Humany-wumany.

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** At the very end of [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"]].Wardrobe"]], the Doctor finds himself doing this. Humany-wumany.

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* In ''Belgarath The Sorceror'', a spin-off book from ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Belgarath meets a troll-like monster named Grul. Belgarath manages to disembowel Grul in self-defense, but feels pity for Grul when he sees Grul shed two tears, and conjures a needle and stitching material so Grul and sew himself back up.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fanfic series ''{{Fanfic/Heirverse}}'', Aizen in Sanctuary while holding Gin.

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*In [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Heirverse Heirverse]] Aizen sheds one in sanctuary while holding Gin.


* One incredibly sad example takes place in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates's'' ''Birthright'' route, as [[spoiler: Prince Xander]] sheds one while [[spoiler: he holds his dying little sister Elise, whom he accidentally struck down whe she tried to stop his and the Avatar's DueltotheDeath]].

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* One incredibly sad example takes place in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates's'' ''Birthright'' route, as [[spoiler: Prince Xander]] sheds one while [[spoiler: he holds his dying little sister Elise, whom he accidentally struck down whe she tried to stop his and the Avatar's DueltotheDeath]].DuelToTheDeath]].


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* At the end of the first promotional video for ''VideoGame/MystIIIExile'', Saavedro drops a single tear. [[WordOfGod The developers]] later recalled being impressed with [[Creator/BradDourif Brad Dourif's]] ability to do one of these on command.

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