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Friday, August 7, 2015

CAN YOU GET THROUGH THIS POST WITHOUT HAPPYCRYING?


This is edited down from a BuzzFeed post.  I apologize for the varied type sizes--Blogger is acting up again.  I've run a couple of them before.  The first time I remember myself happycrying was when I was about 7 or so & my aunt & uncle gave me a watch for Christmas.

Ready?

OK, let’s get started.

DEFINITION:

happ·y·cry

verb: the act of being simultaneously happy and having a strong urge to weep


RULES:

1. You must read the whole post.

2. If at any point you involuntarily smile and feel an urge to cry at the same time, you lose the game. 

3. If at ANY point you shed an actual physical tear, consider yourself automatically disqualified. 

OK, let’s do this thing.

Let’s start nice and easy with this GIF of a 95-year-old WWII vet enjoying a veterans’ charity race outside his home.  Nothing too hard about this one – just a quick exercise to get those smile muscles limbered up for the ordeal ahead.



Can You Get Through This Post Without Happycrying?
Now here’s one of a previously homeless man who had been given money to get himself a house returning the favor to a stranger.
Can You Get Through This Post Without Happycrying?
Here is a nice video of a child having his day made by his favorite hockey player.
Can You Get Through This Post Without Happycrying?
And here is a young gentleman shaking hands with all of his fellow passengers as they get off the train.
Can You Get Through This Post Without Happycrying?

We have now reached the reunions portion of this post. If you do not like or are allergic to reunions of any kind, please back slowly away from this post and hide under a safe desk or table near to you.
Remember: If at any point during these series of reunions, you feel an urge to happycry, you will have lost the game. Ready?

Here is a daddy/daughter reunion:

Can You Get Through This Post Without Happycrying?

Here is a daddy/dog reunion after a soldier returns from Afghanistan:

Can You Get Through This Post Without Happycrying?





And here’s a picture of a girl who went to pet cats at the local animal shelter and found the cat she’d lost over a year earlier.
6. And here's a picture of a girl who went to pet cats at the local animal shelter and found the cat she'd lost over a year earlier.

(Here they are at home afterwards.)

(Here they are at home afterwards.)

Finally, here’s the moment when a tornado survivor was reunited with her cat during a TV interview.

7. Finally, here's the moment when a tornado survivor was reunited with her cat during a TV interview.
CNN / Via jezebel.com
Still with us? Great! We’ve reached the very short True Stories portion of the post. This will only take a few minutes.

We’ll begin with Alex the African gray parrot, who, after a long life and many happy years with his person, Irene Pepperberg, said his last words to her: “You be good. I love you.”

We'll begin with Alex the African gray parrot, who, after a long life and many happy years with his person, Irene Pepperberg, said his last words to her: “You be good. I love you.”


This brief tale about the love between a dog and her owner.

This brief tale about the love between a dog and her owner.

The long relationship between a highway officer and a troubled man.

The long relationship between a highway officer and a troubled man.

And this story of a race that ended up exactly how it was supposed to.

Click here.

OK, we’re almost there! Let’s take a quick breather to watch these two dads getting a huge surprise before we move into the homestretch.



WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM TO BRING YOU A HEROIC SHEEP RESCUE:

WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM TO BRING YOU A HEROIC SHEEP RESCUE:
OK, It’s time for the Lightning Round, then we’ll be out of here! Look at these items in quick succession and try to keep those eyes dry and that smile more or less in check. Ready?

Here’s a dad getting surprised with tickets to the big game: click here. 

And here’s a grandpa who’s definitely still got it:

Here's a grandpa who's definitely still got it:

Here’s a moment between Kermit and a new friend:

And here’s a moment between Kermit and an old friend:

This is the story of an old man and a princess:

This is the story of an old man and a princess:

And this is the story of an old man and a dog:

And this is the story of an old man and a dog:

Here’s a message from a 14-year-old boy to his mom, who was battling cancer…

Here's a message from a 14-year-old boy to his mom, who was battling cancer...

…and here’s a message from someone who beat it.

...and here's a message from someone who beat it.

This is the face of a dog who just spent time with his best friend in the world.

This is the face of a dog who just spent time with his best friend in the world.

And that’s it! You made it through! Congratulations!! Let’s all celebrate just like the people on this plane do when the air-traffic controller proposes to his girlfriend. 
Click here.

This 9 year old angel made me happycry:
Click here.


And just one more:
Click here.






How’d you do? Did you lose? If so, pass this game on to a friend and see how they do----fishducky
 



26 comments:

  1. Hard hearted Hannah here made it a lot of the way through the post (ok, some of the way) before her eyes started to sweat.
    The bill for my keyboard should reach you next week some time.

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    1. I heard you were the vamp of Savannah, GA!!

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  2. Okay, I'll admit to a slight prickling behind the eye balls. It helped that I'd seen quite a few of those already.

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    1. Eyeballs prickle whether you want them to or not!!

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  3. I failed miserably. What can I say? Some commercials even make me cry.

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    1. Welcome to the club--I'm glad you could attend the meeting!!

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  4. I'm wiping my eyes. Thanks for dehydrating me. Now I need to go drink something.

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    1. If it's a margarita, I'll join you!!

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  5. I only got as far as the dog reuniting with his daddy. Then I cried thinking about my dogs and who they miss. Then Faith came and tried to jump up in my lap, licking my arm with vigor. Then I felt better......

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    1. They know their daddy wouldn't leave them--I'm sure they feel his presence!!

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  6. Oh my. This had me so crying and gasping and saying OHHHH. A wonderful collection of miracles. Thank you so much!

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    1. I felt I HAD TO publish this post!!

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  7. For some reason, most of them did not show up on my computer, just empty squares. I downloaded Windows 10 yesterday which may be the problem. I did see the dog and soldier though and I lost the game there.

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    1. It had to be your download--no one else seems to have had that problem!!

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  8. Love the reaction of the news about the baby.
    You had me at the little girl and her hand shake.
    Really over whelming, I mean the whole post.

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  9. I was out after the old soldier. I guess I'm a hapweeper.

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  10. I cried after most of the videos especially the woman who worked or volunteered at the animal shelter and found her kitteh cat and the look on her face and the kitteh cat was priceless and the bird what he said to his human mother I just bawled, why can't people get it that life, human,feline, canine, equine and all human life is precious and love and give out peace each and everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. I smiled a lot, but there was no crying.

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  13. Didn't make it past the vet. Thanks a lot.

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