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Friday, January 11, 2019

CAN YOU GET THROUGH THIS POST WITHOUT HAPPYCRYING?


This is edited down from a BuzzFeed post & reworked from my own post in 2015.   I apologize for the varied type sizes--Blogger is acting up again.  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.


                                       


Now here’s one of a man saving a kitten & the kitten returns the favor:  
                                  

Here is a nice video of hockey players interacting with their fans.              
And here is former President Carter shaking hands with every passenger on his 

flight.



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:



Here is a daddy/dog reunion after a soldier returns after 3 years apart:








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.)


And now here’s the moment when a tornado survivor was reunited with her cat 

during a TV interview.

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.”



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


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.



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:



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 moment between Kermit and a new friend:

And a moment between Kermit and an old friend:

This is the story of a man and a princess:




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…



And from someone who beat it.




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


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 post on to a friend and see how they do----fishducky

 

16 comments:

  1. I am disqualified. It didn't take long.

    My happy cry was when I was working at the unemployment office. We were swamped with summer factory shut-down filers, and I was assigned to the basement, processing the hordes of claimants. My supervisor told me I had an important call, so I went to a vacant desk to take it. It was the hospital, with results of an amniocentesis for my onboard passenger, The Pony, saying that everything was fine.

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  2. The soldier returns always get me.
    Lisa

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  3. Dang, I lost it when the first runner thanked the old vet. Since I knew I'd lost, I felt free to just keep smiling and crying. You destroyed me Fran and I thank you.

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  4. I lost many times over!! Thank you so very much for this precious post, Fran!! :)

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  5. Awwww! Most of the videos took a long time to load, they were worth the wait.

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    1. Sorry about the delay, but glad you waited!!

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  6. Kermit looking at "himself" with his creator really got to me.

    Love,
    Janie

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