The things that make us cry are personal. Our reactions to most things are our own, of course, and what makes you angry might make me laugh, what might offend one person could bore the next, but those are reactions without personal, intimate investment. The things that make us cry, though, are the things in tune with our own empathies and memories. To that end, most of us have a trigger of some kind – something that’s near guaranteed to get us misty. For some it’s heartache, for others it’s seeing characters suffering some terminal illness, but for me?

It’s scenes of fathers who think they’ve failed themselves and/or their children.

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