Friday Videos Will Make You Cry

Australian reader Elizabeth sent me a link to this video. Consider yourself warned: you must have tissues handy, because it will make you cry.

From Elizabeth’s email: “This evening I was feeling a bit low, and was mucking around on the internet ( as you do) when I found the most amazingly sad and romantic video made by an Australian man suffering from cancer as a birthday present for his wife. It is sad and funny and romantic, so I thought I would send it in.”

And from C., here is another beautiful love story:


Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

May your weekend be powerfully wonderful and filled with all the best stuff that matters to you, including happiness and Hugh Jackman.


Friday Videos

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  1. 1
    natasha says:

    It must be wonderful to be loved as much as Rachel is. I hope he gets better and they have a long time ahead of them.

  2. 2
    natasha says:

    Oh my God. I only just got to watch the Annie and Danny video (I have trouble buffering Vimeo). That was so beautiful. I cried my eyes out. It seems so unfair that such as disease can destroy so many lives still. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  3. 3
    Michelle W says:

    When you said I would need a tissue, you didn’t say to bring the box!!  Danny & Annie’s story made my eyes leak buckets!!  What lucky couples Danny & Annie and Chris & Rachel are to have found such love and devotion from their True Loves!

    Now I’m gonna call my sweetie at work and let him know how much I love him!!

  4. 4

    I know you warned me. But I went ahead and watched. Stupid, stupid mistake. I’m bawling like a little baby.

    What Michelle said… now where’s that phone.

  5. 5
    Lynn M says:

    Damn! I’m usually really stoic and things that people say will make me cry usually never do, but here I sit with tears pouring down my face. I also want to know how Chris is doing right now. I need chocolate.

  6. 6
    Evelyn says:

    “Dieses Video ist in deinem Land leider nicht verfügbar.” (This video can not be displayed in your country.) Damn!

  7. 7
    Dr. Zoidberg says:

    I’m not crying…I just have something in my eye, that’s all.

    What a wonderful way to start the day.

  8. 8
    LizC says:

    Well watching these at work was probably a bad idea.

  9. 9
    Annmarie says:

    I cried.  Cried because of the beauty.  Cried because of the loss.  Cried because of the love.

  10. 10
    peggy h says:


    Thanks for sharing.

  11. 11
    Babs says:

    Kristian Anderson’s blog is at if you want to follow his battle with cancer.

  12. 12
    Lyssa says:

    **sniffles, wipes eyes**

    The beauty of love is shown when it faces adversity.

    Thank you for two beautiful videos.

    spamword: much55, I just want Rachel and Kristian to both know that much can happen, and I wish for them 55 more years of marriage with that terrible illness gone from their lives.

  13. 13
    Tina C. says:

    I’m still teary-eyed.  I got through the first video without crying and then just wept at the second.  Both of these videos are so sweet and sad and beautiful.  I am without words.

  14. 14
    Katherine C. says:

    Like Tina, I was all proud of myself for making it through the first one — it was cute and touching, but it wasn’t a tearjerker. But Jesus, you’d have to have a heart of stone not to cry through Danny and Annie. Beautiful. That is the kind of love everyone dreams of having. “I walked in with you alone and I’ll walk out with you alone.” What a great line.

  15. 15
    Collette says:

    Oh, holy hell.  You warned me but oh no, I did not believe.  Yep, sobbed—SOBBED—through both of them.  Beautiful, touching, poignant.

  16. 16
    GirlyNerd says:

    All you had to do was say the words “cancer” and “love” in the same sentence and I started to cry. I watched my beloved father slowly and painfully die of cancer. Fuck you cancer!

  17. 17
    Tae says:

    made it through the first one okay, cried during the second one, it was just so sweet and wonderful and sad all together and I’m usually not a crier at these types of things

  18. 18

    Danny and Annie really did me in. There was one person in my life from whom I wanted that kind of love. I gave it but he didn’t want it. We divorced. He’s on his fifth wife.

    I started writing about that kind of love to give it to fictional characters. . .

    It’s nice to know that it’s real.

  19. 19
    Susan/DC says:

    Had problems with the Vimeo for Danny & Annie so I’ll try one of the other computers around.  But in the meantime wanted to say how lovely I thought the first video was.  Thoughts and prayers go out to Kristian, and kudos to Hugh Jackman and the Australian PM for appearing in his video for Rachel.  One question:  what is the song that is playing in the background?

  20. 20
    Linzenberg says:

    I, too, made it through the first one only to get hiccup-y, nose-runny tears streaming down my face during Danny’s and Annie’s video. 

    You know, sometimes I push my fella to be more “romantic” and even got exasperated by him just being able to say “I love you.”  But then Danny said, oh, what did he say? something about wearing the words out.  And I used to feel that way up to about a minute and a half ago, but it was the way he said it that made me realize it’s actually a good thing.  A testament to how strong those words are.  Danny . . . thank you for teaching me something about love.

    spamword: period87.  I want everyone in love to have a period of 87 years to love.  (And I’m NOT just crying because I have my period.)

  21. 21

    I saw Chris’ video on a morning TV show when I was in Australia last week, enjoying a vacation with my husband of 34 years.  It made me cry then, and again now.

    Thank you for sharing it.

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