In a Smithsonian study, the below movie scene elicited a bigger sad reaction from viewers than any other.
It’s used as a litmus test in psychological exams to determine when a subject is affected by upsetting content.
It’s the emotional climax of the 1979 drama “The Champ,” starring a pint-sized Ricky Schroeder.
Video below—but prepare to be depressed for the rest of the day.
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