There are a lot of sneaky things that can give us the weepies. For instance, science says foods high in trans fat make us more emotional. I think that age can also help cue waterworks more easily, but that's just based on experience. Regardless of either factor, though, sometimes a good cry is legit warranted. In this case, that's definitely true: A school choir sang "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" to a teacher diagnosed with breast cancer, bringing her to absolutely necessary tears.
In first or second grade, my teacher trained us to sing a fully lackluster performance of Céline Dion's "Because You Loved Me" to celebrate Mother's Day. This was a bold choice, given the octave range necessary to pull it off. And a little weird, given the inherently romantic / slightly sexual tones of the song. It made all the visiting moms cry and me barf in our front yard after (though I blame the sherbet punch doing me in on that front).
Anyway, Staten Island's Public School 22 did a far, far more exquisite job, dedicating Martina McBride's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" to a teacher currently battling breast cancer. It's heartbreaking in the best possible way, honestly. Adriana Lopez, the cancer-stricken teacher, is so clearly touched by the efforts, she breaks down in tears, and I ... am kinda crying, too??
Also, this kid:
Hell yeah, yellow shirt kid. Hell. Yeah.
See the whole moving performance below:
One more time:
Ugh. How can you not love him? This kid, guys.