FEELS OVERLOAD: Reddit Bros Admit To What Makes Them Cry And It Is Oddly Therapeutic

As men, we are conditioned to deny our feelings and act like we have answers. This has innately denied us the impulse to cry, even when experiencing overwhelming sadness. But crying is the shit. It’s like a cleanse of the body and soul, or so I’m told.

Bros took to Reddit in what turned into a powerful group therapy session to reveal what makes them ball.

Seeing my dad cry. Seeing your dad cry is one of the saddest things ever. True. I saw my dad cry a total of twice and I wanted to hug him and run into oncoming traffic at the same time.

When Forest Gump asks if his son is like him. I actually never saw this scene. It was tough to see anything through the flood of tears.

The fact that the person I’ve loved the most in my life abandoned me for someone else. Love is a two-way street. Fuck her. Says the single guy.

Previously, nothing. I honestly am just a super detached, super jaded person. Now? My daughter. For me, having my daughter has wrecked my whole shit emotionally. I just look at her and think about all the terrible garbage out there that she will have to go through, and I cry. When I come home, she yells “DADA!” And runs over to me and SMACKS into my chest with a big bear hug. I cry. At night when she is tired, she walks over to me, throws her arms up and says “up pleeez, up pleeez” then she points to the couch, and we cuddle while we listen to music. And I cry. I’m telling you, having a daughter has made me the biggest baby ever. N/A. I don’t even have a savings account, nevermind my own human being.

That episode of Fresh Prince… You know the one! Yes, yes I definitely know that one.

When I proposed to my now fiancé, I cried like a baby. She was in shock so much she didn’t cry till later that day. I had all this stuff I wanted to say but all I could get out before the tears was “I love you, will you marry me?” Previously, I would call this dude a softy but my brother recently proposed to his girlfriend as said he had to fight back tears. I never even knew my bro felt feelings.

The final minutes of Schindler’s List. I’d like to think that anyone who doesn’t cry during the end of that film isn’t human, let alone man. Too soon.

I put my dog down back in May. I’ve killed things before (food/hunting) so seeing animals die wasn’t foreign to me. But the moment we walked through the doors at the vet, I started bawling. I could not stop crying. I’m actually tearing up right now just thinking back about it.

When we put him up on the table in their back-room (he had cancerous growths on his back legs, couldn’t walk), he just gave me this goofy look and started wheezing. Kept crying, and held his head as the vet injected him. I was the last thing he saw before he died. So True. Too True.

The scene in Interstellar when they come back from Water World and Coop watches all of the video messages waiting for him. No tears, but so fucking emotional. P.S. Space is dope.

My turn.

The opening scene in Disney Pixar’s movie, UpThat cartoon brought me to my knees.

The Sara McLachlan abandoned dog commercials. Because I have a pulse.

Jeff Buckley’s version of Hallelujah. I’ve never told anyone that.

BroBible’s own Cass Anderson and Rebecca Martinson are leaving our New York office at the end of this year. We shit on each other daily, but it’s all good-natured. I haven’t really cried over this, instead I act like I’m happy about it. It’s a defense mechanism.

What makes you bros cry? Let us know in the comments. You’ll feel better after.

[h/t Reddit]

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.