10 Of The Most Heartbreaking Moments In TV History. These Will Have You Reaching For The Tissues.

10 Of The Most Heartbreaking Moments In TV History. These Will Have You Reaching For The Tissues.

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9/10. Doctor Who, Vincent Van Gogh's Recognition

Doctor Who, Amy and Rory travel in time to meet Vincent Van Gogh, who is extremely depressed, and tells them that he doesn't believe he'll ever amount to anything. Then, the three of them take Van Gogh to present day, to an exhibit. Nobody recognizes Van Gogh (obviously, because nobody's expecting him), so all four go up to a curator and ask him a question...

The Doctor: Between you and me, in a hundred words, where do you think Van Gogh rates in the history of art?

Curator: Well... um... big question, but, to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world's greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.


10. The Big C: Cathy's son's discovery.

When Cathy’s son discovers the storage locker filled with gifts for his future birthdays, because she’s expected to die of cancer and wants to always be there for him, and he starts bawling.


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