I was watching Titanic on Easter, a movie DH will clear the room for but the boys like to watch it because they're interested in the ship and what happened to it. Mind you I usually kick them out of the room for the portrait scene and the car scene but the other day they were at a friend's during those parts so it wasn't an issue.
But they did come back home just about the time I usually start tearing up, right before the band starts to play "Nearer My God To Thee" which usually gets me bawling, especially when they show the mother telling her little ones about Tir na Nog and the elderly couple holding each other on the bed.
Pirate Boy 2 sits on the couch and starts asking questions "Why isn't the Captain getting into the boat? He's the Captain!" I explain Captains are expected to go down with a sinking ship. "Ohhhh...but isn't he scared? I would be scared!" I say "Well honey everyone on that ship is scared cause they weren't expecting this to happen and there aren't enough lifeboats for everyone on board."
Then we see the Irish mother and two little ones. "Why aren't they trying to get to the boats? Don't they want to live?" (he's 8 ) I explain gently that they have given up on getting into a boat because again, there aren't enough and from the looks of their bunks, they were in steerage, many people in steerage did not survive, so the mother accepted that they likely wouldn't make it. Then "What's she telling them?" So I explain that Tir na nog is the land of eternal youth and beauty or in other words heaven, and she's telling her children about it so they won't be scared.
He got choked up and moved over to sit next to me, putting his arm around me and his head on my shoulder and says "Ohhh that's so SAD!" I ask if he wants a tissue too and he said firmly "I'm NOT CRYING, Mom!! I'm just really sad for those poor people!" *sniffle*
It's not easy to properly experience a tearjerker when your kid's being so darn cute.
ETA: And I do think that this boy will turn out to be quite the romantic, because as we watched the very last scene of the movie, he was saying "Awwwwww! They're back together again and everyone is happy for them!"