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Things That Get You Emotional.

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by The Stig, Jul 3, 2020.

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    After seeing a thread about favourite Bellagio fountain shows and the OP saying their favourite was Con Te Partiro. I have to say it's my favourite as well but I do find it emotional and the reason for it is a daft one. Many years ago the owner of Blackburn Rovers FC (soccer) died. He was a life long supporter and with his wealth he financed the club to not only get to the top tier of football but also to win the Premier League. When he died I attended the next home game and Con Te Partiro was played and there was a lot of emotion in the stadium. This was actually the first time I had heard the song as I'm not a classical music buff, even now I still get a lump in my throat when I hear it.

    The other thing that wells me up is watching the final scene from the last episode of The Big Bang Theory.

     
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    Ronald Reagan’s funeral with the horse and no rider - Nancy requested his boots be placed in backwards. Bob Dole being helped to his feet from his wheelchair to salute Bush Srs. casket. I saw the Marine Corps Silent Drill team in person in our small town football stadium. The Commandant of the Marine Corps at that time - was native born here. He finagled their appearance. I had tears through their whole appearance- words cannot describe. Seeing the Grand Canyon again as an adult again - tears. I’m a baby.
     
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    Reading Medal of Honor commendations whilst listening to songs like The Ballad of Rodger Young, Aces High, One, etc. I got to stop doing that to myself.
     
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    Seeing those clips on TV every time a soldier returns home and surprises their kid(s).

    Gets me every time.
     
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    Playing of Taps at ANY military vets funeral, whether you know the deceased of not.
    Even watching it on TV, tears welt up.

    I went to a friends funeral last summer, never knew he was a vet.
     
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    I have to also say the playing of Taps at any veterans service. My dad was a WW2 vet and ever since hearing Taps then and the military tribute I always get teared up. Also the singing of Amazing Grace.
     
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    Some other things that get me are:
    • Introduction at a sporting event of some Veteran that sacrificed for our country.
    • Walking through a Veterans’ cemetery and randomly stopping to salute gravesites for those who served.
     
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    Visiting our sons grave.....
     
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    Had plan to go visit over the summer... (hopefully still will)

    but.......Tomb of Unknown Solider; 24 hours / 7 days a week rain or shine ..

     
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    I'm sure only a couple of people here will know this movie... but the end scene of the 1996 Canadian film Fly Away Home is the only thing that's ever gotten me to "tears in eyes" emotional in my adult life. Happiness, not sadness. It's an amazing movie in and of itself... but that particular scene evokes emotion for me like no other. That exact scene is available on YouTube, but I don't recommend watching it without watching the actual movie, since the buildup of the journey is what makes that scene so powerful.
     
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    Had to google it but I saw it and remembered it as a good film.
     
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    Seeing autistic kids out with their parents in Walmart etc..
     
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    Wandering through the Vietnam Wall, Korean War and WWII memorials in the dark when there aren’t many people around. My boss and I went to DC and a few years ago and started at the Lincoln Memorial around 1:00 a.m. and made our way to the Washington Monument. We took our time and just took it all in. We finally called an Uber at 2:30 to go back to our hotel. I had told him on the plane that we needed to visit after dark because it was a totally different experience. My dad was in the Air Force in the Korean War.
     
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    The King's Speech. Gets me every time.
     
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    This scene always gets me no matter how many times I see it.

     
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    Commercials about children with cancer and the ones about animal abuse.
     
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    My wife can't watch the commercials about the animal abuse as she will instantly start crying.
    Certain songs that remind you of things in your life that hold special meaning.
    War vets who are down on their luck and can't get the help they need. They are not asking for freebies, they are just asking for help.
    Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. I had two great uncles (my Grandmother's brothers) who died on Iwo Jima.
     
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    Seeing some friend's names on the Vietnam wall.
    The Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor. The second time I went there I took my teenaged kids. They got it.
     
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