19 Tweets Guaranteed to Evoke Emotion, Even from the Most Stoic Individuals

If you think that only Hollywood writers and producers are capable of creating compelling stories that bring tears to audiences everywhere, you are wrong.

In less than 280 characters, regular Twitter users can actually come up with some interesting stuff that you probably won’t read without a ton of tissues to wipe your eyes with. The level of emotionality is multiplied tenfold when you find out that the stories they tell are true.


After reading the heartfelt tweets from these 19 netizens, we at Bright Side couldn’t help but feel the same way, and we think you won’t either.



















My father died at eight. A couple of dads on my hockey team volunteered to lace up my skates once a week. Not in a flashy way, but in a gentle, caring way. They covered the void. Try to bridge the gap for someone. It will make you both better.

I listen to music that my girlfriend usually plays whenever we are apart, even if she doesn’t realize it, just to make me feel like we are together.

Talking to my grandma with Alzheimer’s disease:

You: “Nice to see you.”

“It was nice to remember you,” Grandma said.

My response: “Do you remember me?”

grandma: “I don’t remember your name, but I remember that I love you.”

I have never felt a closer connection to another person in my life than when my neighbor dropped the cake she was carrying home from the car and sat down and cried until her husband helped her inside. Now I’m baking her another cake.

Two decades later, my mother still gets up at four in the morning to prepare a hearty breakfast for my father, who then packs his lunch and gives him fresh coffee before leaving for work.

That’s what I try to be.

Dad got a new smartphone yesterday, so I set him up on Facebook and explained everything. His Facebook status today said “my wife” and I didn’t understand it. I contacted him to ask about it, and he claimed that Facebook asked, “What do you mean?” Then I said, “My wife.”

My partner always says “we” things when I’m anxious, scared, or dealing with personal issues. Things like “we’ll figure it out” or “we can handle this” reassure me that I’m never alone and that I always have him, and I believe that’s extremely important.

With a slight smile on her face and without saying a word, my mother brought the cut fruit to my room.

No one will ever love me the way they do, and it gets to me.

My husband is into playing video games with others he has never met. One deceased last week. Today they are playing in his honor and I can hear them smiling and talking and remembering their friend. Don’t ever suggest to me that “online friends” are not real friends.

I virtually hug everyone.

One day in class, my teacher, who was totally dedicated to her work, broke down in tears and said, “Sometimes I don’t know if I’ll make it through the day, but I’m going to come and get in my car and I’m going to get up… and I’m doing it for you.” she will always have a special place in my heart.

I asked this cute old man and woman that I serve every day how long they have been married. He added, “Honey, we’re not married, she’s my best friend,” as they smiled at each other. Since the death of my wife and her husband, we have taken care of each other. All I have is her.”

When I was twelve, my mother moved away. So as not to make me feel bad about our weekly cooking classes, a sophisticated society woman sent her kids to run errands on Friday afternoon. She sent me home with lunch for my siblings and me after teaching me the basics of sauces.

My friend has been saving money every month and has accumulated $5,000, which he plans to use tomorrow to buy a new car. He is unaware that he actually has $10,000 instead of $5,000. I privately collected every dime I could spare. You guys really deserve it.

I just passed a little kid selling soda while driving. He looked at me, miming to throw the lasso at my car and pull me in, but I wasn’t going to stop. It’s a lawless place here in the west so I had no choice but now I have lemonade.

My favorite memory of my grandfather is when I lost a chess game to him and sobbed. He said, “Okay, I’ll play you left-handed,” and I won. It wasn’t until this week that I realized he’s a really funny guy.

My dryer broke. I felt irritated.

My son was wondering what happened. I informed him. Two days later there was a package. Using components from Amazon and YouTube videos, my son was able to fix the dryer. How is this repair boy and who is he? I gave him my stereo speakers from 1992 this morning.

One day my sister asked me to accompany her to the library so that she could check out the sign language books after she got home from school.

She mentioned that she wanted to be friends with the new deaf student at school. Standing next to her at their wedding today, I watched her sign “I do.”

When I was serving a group of twelve people, I was asked if I could take their picture. I replied that I would be happy to do so and the man commented, “1 2 3 Emily is pregnant!” And I think I may have cried because of how precious everyone’s faces were.

As a polite gesture, I asked the woman who had just bought $300 worth of pyrotechnics, “Ooh, are you planning a big barbecue?!” And the lady replied, “No, my son has muscular dystrophy and was supposed to die at 18, he’s celebrating his 40th birthday tomorrow, he likes fireworks.” Gentlemen! 

Twitter users are proving that powerful storytelling isn’t just limited to Hollywood. In less than 280 characters, they share raw, real-life moments that evoke deep emotions. Curated by Bright Side, these 19 tweets offer insights into the human experience, evoke empathy and touch the heart. From acts of kindness to moments of love and resilience, each story resonates deeply and shows the beauty of compassion and connection. As we immerse ourselves in these stories, we are reminded of the extraordinary power of empathy that connects us all, transcends digital barriers, and spreads positivity. Through simple yet poignant anecdotes, Twitter users demonstrate the transformative power of storytelling and leave an indelible impact on readers around the world.

These tweets reveal the essence of humanity, capturing the essence of love, sacrifice and perseverance. They remind us that in the midst of life’s challenges, there is beauty in everyday moments of connection and compassion. Whether it’s a son who fixes a dryer or a teacher who finds strength for her students, these stories highlight the resilience and kindness that define the human spirit. Each tweet is a testament to the power of empathy and the profound impact of small acts of kindness. As we reflect on these heartfelt narratives, we are inspired to cherish the moments that bring us together and to harness the power of storytelling to foster understanding and empathy in our communities.

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