Things That Make Men Cry
BBC News has polled male readers about the events that make them cry.
I won't lie to you, a lot of these are pretty standard, and hence lame. You have your weddings, your kid moments, blah blah blah. But then you stumble upon items like this ...
18. "Being told by the girl that you love that she wants you dead."
... and you're hooked.
Full disclosure: I'm a soft touch, so I can't even bear to make fun of the guy who cries at Cool Runnings. There are also men who cry at bagpipes (I do, too, just for very different reasons). A plurality of opinions are in play, so another highlight is: "Realising the entire universe is interconnected in mind-boggling ways." (My pal Danny is making a shirt with the words "Shut Up, Hippie" on it just for people like this.)
The one you'll really want to read is after the jump, though.
"After visiting my grandfather's grave in Hermanville-sur-Mer War Cemetery, France for the first time in August 2005 with my father, I noticed that his headstone didn't have any personal message engraved. I asked my father in all innocence why this was so. He promptly burst into tears, saying that the British government charged families in the 1940s for this service, and his newly widowed mother with two young children couldn't afford it. I promised him there and then that I would arrange it for him.
Finally in December 2007, I received pictures from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission showing that it had at last been done. I got the pictures printed and rushed them to him as he lay in hospital. He finally saw them on 5 December, 2007, and gave my mother the thumbs up. The next day, he succumbed to secondary cancer. That gets me every time."
Now that's a tear-inducing moment. Even if you aren't related to the guy.