Certain news stories and subjects can really have an impact on viewers. People often won't always see it coming, but a report or feature on television will sometimes strike a chord within them and evoke a touching emotional response.
One particular anchor was deeply moved while reporting on a story about music therapy in retirement homes. The story hit him close to home, and he related closely to the subject, moving him to the point of tears.video-player-present
(source USA Today)
Stories like this one can creep up on you and cause a spontaneous tearjerking moment. For this anchor, the memories of his father all came rushing back to him after a singular, poignant story. That's all he needed to fondly reflect on his father's life and think of the man he lost.