The best thing about The O.C. is how invested you can get in the characters' lives and feelings. If you’re a fan of the show, chances are you have cried at some point while watching it. The O.C. has plenty of heartbreaking moments, yet while some are clearly meant to make you sob (hi, Marissa's death) others take an emotional toll that's totally unexpected.
And it's not just the sad moments we're talking about here. There are some amazing scenes from The O.C. that’ll make you break down in happy tears, too. It’s nearly impossible to watch the finale, for instance, and see Seth and Summer’s wedding and Julie’s family cheering her on as she receives her diploma, without shedding a tear. Each character on the show faces plenty of painful experiences, so seeing them face those moments and successfully overcome them is truly touching.
But really, there are just as many moments when you’ll find yourself unexpectedly crying just because you desperately want the best for everyone. The O.C. is a very emotional show, OK? Each season is packed with harrowing and joyous occasions that’ll want to make you reach through your TV screen and hug the characters. So if you’re feeling nostalgic and need a good cry this weekend, here are 15 moments in The O.C. that'll almost definitely make you burst into tears.