Hurting the people I love – this always happens by accident.
Leaving home on the train – saying goodbye.
The Shawshank Redemption.
The death of Johnny Cash (2003) I was 15.
Random acts of kindness.
Foy Vance – Indiscriminate Act of Kindness.
The end of Armageddon.
12 Years a Slave.
The Futurama episode, The Luck of the Fryrish.
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me) This song plays at the end of The Luck of the Fryrish. It makes me nostalgic for old friendships.
YouTube videos of dogs going crazy when soldiers return home from duty. Or families going nuts, but mainly the dogs.
Any kind of animal cruelty.
When Will died on The Good Wife (spoilers).
When I think about my family passing away.
Remembering my nan who died of cancer before I came to university.
Amos Lee – Arms of a Woman.
Old girlfriends/breaking up.
Games haven’t really evoked these kind of emotions, the games which have been close are The Last of Us, Half-life 2: Episode 2 and The Walking Dead.
Iris Dement – Leaning on Everlasting Arms.
Phillip Roebuck – Somebody Take Me Home.
Emmylou Harris – Calling My Children Home.
The death of Ryan Davis (2013) – Ryan’s death was a big motivator for me. His early death is partly the reason I attended university in the first place. He died on his honeymoon at the age of 34, he had so much more to offer, it was a real shame.