27 hilarious things people have actually cried about

"My brother once handed me a bunch of 'skittles.' After a few moments of chewing, I realized they were M&Ms. I cried."

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  • While some people can walk around stone-faced their whole lives, there are some poor, unfortunate souls who are moved to tears by even the simplest circumstances. Unfortunately, I am one of those people. But, despite how ridiculous emotional people may be, the reasons why we cry are often hilarious.

  • Here are 27 hilarious things people have actually cried about according to Reddit and Twitter:

  • 1. Sometimes headphones can really just be tedious

  • "I walked in on my brother crying because he was struggling to untangle his favorite pair of earbuds."

  • 2. Pizza is everything

  • "My girlfriend cried because her pizza was soggy and she couldn't pick it up."

  • 3. Mufasa's death was a turning point in my life

  • 4. You have my permission to cry when puppies are involved

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  • 5. West Side Sob Story

  • 6. There goes Christmas..

  • 7. Mondays make everyone cry

  • 8. They get old so fast.

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  • 9. She just wanted a churro

  • "I was six months pregnant and we were on our way to the flea market when I told my husband I wanted a churro. He told me, 'We'll get one in a bit.' Well, I guess I couldn't wait, because I just starting bawling. I had no control over my emotions and I didn't stop until I go my churro."

  • 10. Animals always get the better of us

  • 11. There's no use crying over spilled root beer

  • 12. When your potato gives you all sorts of feelings

  • "I cried a few weeks ago when I dropped my potato bake on the floor. I really wanted that potato bake. Cue my family seeing me sitting on the floor next to the dropped masterpiece and me bawling my eyes out."

  • 13. The truth hurts

  • "This girl I went to high school with cried at Burger King when she found out that fountain soda is a mixture of seltzer and syrup. She felt betrayed because she 'thought it was real soda'."

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  • 14. When you don't even understand why you're crying

  • "One time I walked into my boyfriend's apartment and cried. Out of nowhere. I saw him two minutes before through his bedroom window and waved happily but then sobbed when I walked through his door. I don't even know."

  • 15. That's harsh..

  • "I love chocolate chip cookies, but I'm very picky about the taste. Anyway, my mom went to this bakery about 20 miles away and got some of my favorite cookies. I was coming home from work and I was so excited to eat one. When I opened the container, it was empty. My dad thought it would be hilarious to hide them. I cried."

  • 16. Those pregnancy hormones though

  • "I was pregnant and wanted ice cream. I full-on sobbed when the ice cream was too hard to get out of the tub, then sobbed because my husband was so nice and got me [a bowl of] ice cream. Five minutes after that, I sobbed because I didn't want it anymore, and sobbed because my husband was wonderful and ate it for me."

  • 17. Sometimes life is just hard

  • "I've seen someone cry because a gummy bear looked like it had a sad expression. That someone was me."

  • 18. Shrimp have feelings too

  • "I cried when I ate shrimp for the first time. Then I looked at my husband's plate that had about a pound of shrimp on it. I was overcome with shame that I had eaten their friend. We never we back to that restaurant."

  • 19. So much for game night..

  • "Losing a game of Scrabble. This was not high stakes Scrabble. This was just a game between my family, my boyfriend and myself and I cried. This was last year. I'm 21."

  • 20. At least they got over it

  • "A couple of weeks ago, school was stressing me out, [and] eventually got to the point where I began crying in front of my family because I didn't like porridge. I still don't like porridge, but I no longer cry about it."

  • 21. They went through so much together

  • "Throwing away my favorite yoga pants."

  • 22. Sure, blame sleep deprivation

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  • "A crème brûlée. It was really good and I was sleep deprived."

  • 23. Those college finals will get you..

  • "I was in the midst of finals and I was outside studying with my friends at a picnic table. A seagull flew by and pooped right on my head. I didn't just cry; I completely broke down, hysterically bawling intermingled with hysterical laughing. My friends thought I had lost it; they had to drag me to the bathroom and rinse my hair out while I convulsed with tears/laughter. Ah, finals!"

  • 24. Mayo the force be with you..

  • "I hate mayonnaise. When I was about 15, I somehow managed to drop an entire jar of the stuff all over the kitchen floor. I was home alone at the time, so I had no one to help me clean it up. I just sat on the floor and bawled my eyes out while scrubbing the floor with paper towels. It was a rough afternoon."

  • 25. When your whole life is a lie

  • "My brother once handed me a bunch of 'skittles'. After a few moments of chewing, I realized they were M&Ms. I cried."

  • 26. Her number one fan

  • "I cried one night when my parents bought me a new fan and I felt bad for the old fan. I just sat there crying tears of confused nostalgia for the old fan that I knew was about to be thrown away."

  • 27. She was looking forward to that candy all day

  • "I eat Milky Way candy bars very methodically. I unwrap the whole thing, turn it upside down, and eat the nougat part. I then fold it in half so nothing is left but sweet milk chocolate and caramel.

  • One day, my sweet tooth just wasn't up to par, so I left the caramel to enjoy later. My boyfriend ate it. I cried. Hysterically."

  • Pass the tissues, please!

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Chakell Wardleigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English. She spends her days silently (mostly) correcting others' grammar. She adores all things nerd, such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare, and anything else that whisks her away from reality. She currently works as an editor for the FamilyShare team. You can usually find her with her nose in a book, laughing too loudly, or belting out songs from Hamilton.

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