- "They once were terrified, every time I looked into their eyes, villages would cheer my way, for a hero I was, that's what they'd say..."
- Hearing an injured wolf whimper can bring any player to shed a tear. It's especially saddening when the owner of said wolf doesn't seem to know or care that you can feed a wolf to replenish its lost health. Fortunately, players can feed wolves tamed by players other than themselves. If you and your wolf fall into a 1x1 hole in Adventure mode (placing blocks is impossible without CanDestroy tags), you have to kill your wolf to place blocks and escape, unless you have ender pearls on hand.
- Dying in hardcore mode after spending so much time in your hardcore mode world. Made worse by the game, rather than deleting your world for you, forcing you to hit the "delete world" button. Now with the option to become a spectator after death on a hardcore world, looking back at what you had accomplished (and what you had not) before your demise can make this even worse.
- Even more so in Phil Watson's case: he survived on his hardcore world for a record 5 years, until he died to a chance encounter against a baby zombie in full gold, enchanted armor. That, and Phil also uploaded a montage of all his hard work over the years. All of that effort to make those huge builds like the Chaos Caverns and the drained Ocean Monuments, and in Hardcore Survival no less, was his and his alone. The video ends with what will be a permanently "unfinished" hidden witch farm.
- A lot of the tracks on C418's soundtracks are either Sweet Dreams Fuel, Nightmare Fuel, this, or a mix. Take "Sweden" and "Mice on Venus", for example.
- If you're mining in a cavern far away from your home and a sad track starts playing, it can invoke a feeling of homesickness, especially if you've been away from your home base for a long time in-game.
- Any mob you've adopted that gets killed. Pigs, wolves, Creepers...
- "A Tribute to Minecraft" is a relatively funny video, but it would make anyone who played Minecraft when they were younger tear up, as most of the community from a few years back have more or less grown up. Especially with the Wham Line at the end of the video. "I'm pulled back into the world where nothing really mattered, when everything was easy, and when I was happy.
Tear Jerker / Minecraft