Every Single One Of These Olympic Mom Ads Made Me Cry

In the ramp up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, we can anticipate an influx of emotionally manipulative schmaltz designed to sell product, but this series of ads by Proctor & Gamble has somehow managed to overcome all of my anti-schmaltz defense mechanisms and made me cry like a toddler who just experienced her first ice… » 1/07/14 1:50pm 1/07/14 1:50pm

Bat Kid Cancer Patient Will Make Your Cold Black Heart Grow 3 Sizes

Huge crowds gathered in San Francisco today to cheer on Bat Kid, aka Miles, a 5-year-old who is battling cancer, saving Gotham City, and making it rain all over the entire internet's face. Don't believe me? Try to get through all these pictures of the pint-sized crime fighter without breaking down a tiny bit. I'm not… » 11/15/13 3:20pm 11/15/13 3:20pm

Haven't Had Your Soul Ripped Out Through Your Chest Today? Read This.

Sorry in advance for what I'm about to do to you lovely people, but I can't be alone in these feelings anymore. Ariel Levy's essay in the latest issue of the New Yorker is devastating, grim, bleak, and... beautiful. And it's the best thing I've read, on the internet or elsewhere, in a long time. » 11/11/13 6:45pm 11/11/13 6:45pm

James Gandolfini Once Went on Sesame Street to Talk About Being Scared

If you haven't shed enough tears today after watching Stephen Colbert's loving tribute to his late mother Lorna, why not watch this clip from a 2002 episode of Sesame Street that features James Gandolfini — who passed away yesterday in Italy — talking about how it's okay to feel scared sometimes? There's something so… » 6/20/13 7:00pm 6/20/13 7:00pm

Your Afternoon Cry: Internet Successfully Saves 'Gay' Dog

Well, look at you, internet, doing something nice for a change! Earlier today, Gawker reported on an American bulldog mix that had been dumped at Jackson, Tennessee's Rabies Control shelter because his owner — being a bigoted idiot and having found him mounting another dog — thought he was gay. The poor pup was… » 1/31/13 4:40pm 1/31/13 4:40pm

Your Afternoon Cry: Deaf 2-Year-Old Hears Mother's Voice for the Very…

2-Year-Old Cooper received a cochlear implant in October of last year, but the video of him having it turned on and hearing his mother's voice for the first time is just now going viral (consider this a case of delayed satisfaction). His reaction of surprise and joy is sure to make even the toughest among us crack a… » 6/04/12 4:30pm 6/04/12 4:30pm