- The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, who actually wrote a lot of insanely tear-jerking stories, perhaps because of Creator Breakdown. His personal history was rather tragic, after all.
- Danny Kaye recited this story among others on an album of Andersen's fairy tales. At the end, almost in a whisper, he says "They were in Heaven." He's almost crying himself.
Tear Jerker / The Little Match Girl