Toddler Reduced to Tears by Sad Song (but Wants to Keep Listening)

UPDATED 02/04/2014 at 05:15 PM EST Originally published 02/04/2014 at 02:15 PM EST



Everybody knows the curiously specific sensation of feeling great about being sad. And now, thanks to the magic of YouTube, we have footage of a four-year-old discovering that feeling for the first time.

Mark Blitch writes that this is the first moment his son Jackson has been "moved" by a song. In this case, it's A Great Big World's "Say Something," which features Christina Aguilera. The video's more than a little reminiscent of the other "tiny person bawls at song" video of recent memory, in which a baby cries at a mother's rendition of Rod Stewart's "My Heart Can't Tell You No."

Our favorite part is probably Jackson's tearful thumbs-up at the end, indicating that he's okay and wants the song to continue, a gesture we gave many times in the summer of 2011, when Adele's "Someone Like You" was all over the airwaves.

Man, it's gonna be rough in Jackson's adolescence when he discovers The Smiths.

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