Let’s be honest with our terrible selves, it’s never not entertaining when parents videotape their children experiencing the worst moment of their young lives. Whether it’s one of Jimmy Kimmel‘s inspired pranks or this emotional youngster totally losing it after seeing The Odd Life of Timothy Green, the child-freude Internet phenomenon isn’t going away anytime soon.
Turns out, when the tables are turned the results are just as glorious, as evidenced by this new viral vid in which New Yorker Ryan Ferguson and his brother Kevin taped their adorable parents who were all but inconsolable after seeing Les Miserables. After watching Tom Hooper‘s tear-jerking adaptation of the tear-jerking Broadway show, this Long Island family gave their review of the film, when they could actually stifle their sobs. When asked what the saddest part of the movie was, Mom heartbreakingly declares that it’s Hugh Jackman‘s tortured hero Jean Valjean, “At the end, his eyes. He was old,” while dear old Pop, who admitted he began blubbering away after hearing the first note, “I look at Anne Hathaway, I started to cry.”
Of course, the real pièce de résistance here is when their Dad says, “We’ve been to funerals that have been less upsetting. We’ve been to funerals of family members that I’ve cried less.” These two might just be the sweetest Internet pair since these two. Even Les Mis star Russell Crowe couldn’t help but get a kick out of them. (The actor took a break from his Twitter feud with Adam Lambert regarding the film to call this clip a “classic.”) Watch the documented breakdown here:
[Photo credit: Universal Pictures]