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Tear Jerker / Creepypasta

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Don't be spooked by it's nightmarish tales, Creepypastas also has the ability to feel readers blue.

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  • Dead Bart. Especially if you lost a young friend or relative.
  • The same goes for "Doors" and "Jessica.". The first one in particular involves a dog losing its owner, who is kidnapped.
  • Jeff the Killer's origin story may qualify, as well. He may be insane and murderous, but remember: he's human, and if the story is any indication, he's just a kid. Think about it. All of that happened to a child.
  • The Medic. After an Allied mortar bombardment, a Nazi medic who has run out of supplies doctors his wounded men by using his skin for bandages and his own blood for blood transfusions, then dies. However, this being late-WWII Nazi Germany, every man in the company is KIA within a month.
  • Experiment 84-B. You'll never feel the same way about the Slender Man again.
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  • A lot of the theories for famous cartoons, which usually either have a character in a coma or hallucinating all the events, or the creator made the show off of someone who died.
  • The Sandman is equal parts Nightmare Fuel and this. Unlike most Creepypasta villains, the Eldritch Abomination in this story seems to have good intentions. The protagonist is lonely and longs for a son, so the Sandman makes him one out of parts of its own body. But eventually it needs those parts back.
  • The story Play With Me is depressing too. It's about a girl named Sally who is molested by her uncle, and the fact her parents pass it of as a nightmare does nothing to stop her uncle from abducting, raping and killing her. What else is Sally's ghost doesn't become evil as a result, just a hurt ghost of an innocent little girl.
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  • Bizarre ending and complete butchering of medical concepts aside, A Cure For Cancer is a truly twisted love story that is equal parts reprehensible and heartbreaking.
  • This creepypasta involving Wally from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is really sad. It shows the tragic results of what would happen if Wally wasn't completely over his respiratory issues by the time you meet him in Victory Road...
  • While it's also prime Nightmare Fuel, Max and Ruby 0004 is also one of these, considering the fact that one of the images in it is Max and Ruby standing in front of their parents' grave. Considering the fact that on the show, we never do see their parents and Ruby tends to act more adult than a girl her age should...
  • Pro Ana Messed Up, about a website that promoted anorexia. It ends with said website being rightfully closed down because a girl died from a mix of taking their advice and implicitly bullying from a member of the website. The fact that this story presents a very realistic scenario is particularly heartbreaking.
  • Autopilot: a father takes his young daughter to daycare. There's nothing supernatural. The father isn't evil or abusive. It's just a normal, loving family, an innocent little girl, and one horrible real-life mistake—he leaves her in the car by accident on a hot summer day because he wasn't paying enough attention. Autopilot is surprisingly one of the most grounded Creepypastas of its type, and as numerous real world studies have shown, this is a tragic scenario that could happen to almost anyone under the right conditions and with the right chain of events at play...
  • While the rest of it is pure distilled Nightmare Fuel, the opening to the [[Rugrats: "Chuckie's Mom]] Lost Episode pasta is heartbreaking. It shows Chuckie, sitting next to his mother on her hospital bed, as she pets his head and sings to him. She passes away shortly after.
  • The disturbing audio described in this South Park lost episode pasta is strongly implied to be the real life suicide of Mary Kay Bergman.
  • The The Ren & Stimpy Show lost episode creepypasta My Poor Stimpy, an eerily realistic story about Ren killing Stimpy over a simple mistake, ends with Ren crying over what he did while watching the Muddy Mudskipper show.
    Ren: This was his favorite show...
  • The I Just Bought My Childhood Home series. The narrator's condition falling apart as he explores the unnaturally cold tunnel under the house also in part from the lethally high radiation he didn't know he was exposing himself to until after the fact. When he finally struggles his way to the end, barely conscious, he finds his father's corpse, who made the same journey when the narrator was a child and was killed and replaced by whatever monster was sealed down there. To make it all worse, the narration strongly implies that the monster itself may not even be malicious. In the call the narrator received years ago from his father, telling him that his mother died from cancer, he notes that he sensed guilt in his father, and couldn't figure out why at the time. It's only in hindsight that the narrator realizes that the monster had already replaced his father at that time, and had accidentally killed his mother with its radiation.
  • Psychosis is a genuinely terrifying story about a man's descent into madness note , but the ending where he pokes out his eyes, is confined to a mental hospital, and drives away his love interest with his (maybe) delusional fears is utterly heartbreaking, especially for those who have personal experience with mental illness, whether they've suffered from it or someone they love has.
    That’s the worst part, the part I almost can’t handle. The thing comes to me, masquerading as Amy. Its recreation is perfect. It sounds exactly like Amy, feels exactly like her. It even produces a reasonable facsimile of tears that it makes me feel on its lifelike cheeks. When it first dragged me here, it told me all the things I wanted to hear. It told me that she loved me, that she had always loved me, that it didn’t understand why I did this, that we could still have a life together, if only I would stop insisting that I was being deceived. It wanted me to believe… no, it needed me to believe that she was real.
  • The entire Abandoned by Disney saga is a hellish ride for the narrator. One day, he happens across an article about Treasure Island, and decides to pay a visit to a similar site not far from where he lives. It's at said visit that he realizes Disney is hiding some dark secret- one he encounters firsthand- and gets to work investigating it. Disney tries everything in their power to keep him on edge for the next two years to make sure he stays quiet, but he keeps posting about the strange occurrences surrounding the company thanks to the efforts of a few anonymous people. By the events of Corruptus, he's lost his ISP, his phone's been bricked, he's being stalked, and he's fairly certain someone is out there using his identity to commit a crime that'll discredit him or get him committed. In a final act against Disney, he distributes thousands of copies of the information about Corruptus to as many people and places possible, lamenting that this'll probably be the last time he'll ever talk to any of his followers again. The saga ends with him wishing them all good luck, knowing he'll need the same from them, and thanking them.
  • Need to Believe in Ghosts: The narrator tells a story about getting out of an elevator on a dark, creepy night, to find a hollow-eyed, croaking, bloody creature creeping towards him. He barely gets away. Then comes the Wham Line at the end:
  • Chupacabra. Everything needs to provide for their young, even vampiric troglodytic monsters, and seeing a mother go out in one final blaze of desperate violence to protect her (ultimately doomed) newborn babies is absolutely heartbreaking.
  • My Dog Was Lost for Three Days hits hard for anyone who owns or has ever lost a pet. The narrator's grief at losing his dog is all too real.
  • Laughing Jack is quite possibly the biggest case of Adult Fear in any Creepypasta ever. Long story short, Laughing Jack is an entity who horrifically kills children, and at the end of the story, he mutilates the narrator's child (who was still alive afterwards) and the titular Jack tricks the mother into killing her son, which results in her getting institutionalized. The prequel, The Origin of Laughing Jack is pretty heart wrenching as well. It turns out he was a cosmic entity sent by a guardian angel to be friends with a lonely boy named Issac, and was to adapt with Issac's personality. After accidentally killing the neighbors cat, Issac was sent to a boarding school, but promised to reunite with Jack one day. Jack spent years waiting for Issac, who had forgotten him, and in addition, became a Serial Killer. When Issac and Jack reunite, in a combination of resentment, and adapting to Issac's new love for violence, Jack tortures Issac before killing him.
  • I discovered something horrible on an old family VHS is a mix of this and Nightmare Fuel, with the protagonist discovering through an old VHS that he had repressed the memory of his father abusing him and his mother.
  • Why I Became an Atheist has the protagonist describe how he lost his faith because the cult he and his father got involved with carved 666 into his arm and killed his dog. The protagonist's rant on how no loving God would have let him endure what he's gone through and his lamenting the fates of the other teenagers in the cult are very heartbreaking.
  • I Found a Letter From My Stalker. The "stalker" gave up his chance to live as a normal human to save the protagonist from a curse which makes everyone forget that someone exists. Because of his sacrifice, she regained her life, but forgot everything about him, as did everyone else on Earth, including his parents. The protagonist's ordeal before she was saved is this as well. Imagine waking up one day to find out that all records of your existence are gone and nobody recognizes you. You then spend the next three years with parents who do not know why they have an extra bedroom for a child they do not know exists.
  • Don't Let Them In. Good lord. Even if you can see the reveal from miles away, it doesn't make it any less heartbreaking. Also note that Emilie casually notes near the beginning that Anne moved to New York when she was eighteen and never contacted her again, while the story reveals that she once found Anne drunk on whiskey, after all the stress of keeping the family together. Put the two of this together and it becomes clear that addiction didn't just claim Mom's life.
  • A Shattered Life. Once you get to the part where the protagonist is living as an old man, it's pretty obvious what really happened to him. Becomes sadder when you realize that Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease, meaning there's no turning back for it. The protagonist will continue to experience "time jumps" until the day he dies.
  • I Stopped Urban Exploring After We Visited a Ghost Town. The whole traumatic experience in Kilmoure results in Eliza and Charlotte's friendship falling apart, and Eliza loses the sole outlet she had to deal with her mom's death.