In Case You Missed It: The Biggest Tear-Jerking Moments of the Week

A roundup of all of the gushiest and emotional moments of the week

The past week has been filled with moving speeches, sentimental surprises, and emotional goodbyes. But, just in case you didn’t catch it all or want to relive these moments, here’s a roundup of some of the gushiest video clips this week. P.S., You may want to grab a Kleenex!

 

President Obama Praises First Lady Michelle Obama

 

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama delivered an optimistic farewell address, where he laid out the accomplishments of his administration and warned the nation about the dangers of racism and discrimination. However, a pivotal moment during the speech came when he professed his love and gratitude for his wife, Michelle Obama, with tears in his eyes. Watch below.


 

Medal of Freedom Ceremony for Vice President Joe Biden

 

Vice President Joe Biden was moved to tears on Thursday when President Obama surprised him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction at a farewell tribute. The VP was overtaken by emotion by the grand surprise and Obama’s words of praise. Biden also delivered a touching speech of his own, where he talked about his love for his family, late first wife, and his son Beau Biden, who died from brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 46.


Special Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen Brings Audience to Tears

 

On Thursday, ABC celebrated the vast contributions made by African Americans in the arts, culture, and politics during a featured presentation titled Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America. The program included an all-star line-up of performances from Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend, in addition to appearances by Will Smith, Jesse Williams, and the Obamas. However, a special tribute to the surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen brought everyone to tears. Not only were audience members visibly moved when the service men walked on stage, but a number of people watching at home expressed their emotion on Twitter, reports The Atlantic Black Star.


Meryl Streep’s Speech at the 2017 Golden Globes 

 

One of the shining moments at this year’s Golden Globes on Sunday occurred when Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The Oscar-winning actress used the platform to blast President-elect Donald Trump for his crude comments against a disabled journalist. She also stood up for all journalists, in general.


The Reality of What a Trump Presidency Will Mean

 

In just a few days, Donald Trump will officially become the leader of the free world. However, just in case that wasn’t bad enough, he’s aiming to bring along with him an alarming group of men who have no government experience or have a track record of racist remarks and tendencies. Watching this montage of clips from all of the confirmation hearings that took place this week is enough to bring anyone to tears.

 
  • Ron Brewington

    Greetings…I’m Ron Brewington, a Tuskegee Airmen historian…In reading the article, “Special Tribute To Tuskegee Airmen Brings Audience To Tears,” I noted an error in sentence 3: “However, a special tribute to the surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen brought everyone to tears.” Not true – These are not the “surviving members” of the Tuskegee Airmen. These were six surviving Tuskegee Airmen from various parts of the country. There are many others still surviving. No one knows how many of the estimated 16-19,000 Tuskegee Airmen are still surviving. Also note that when you say “Tuskegee Airmen,” you are not speaking only about the fighter and bomber pilots. 996 pilots graduated from the training. There were persons: mechanics, gunners, instructors and others that supported the pilots.