Whenever a commercial makes us cry, it is doing exactly what it set out to do — tug at our heartstrings, get us emotional and make us feel just that much more warmly toward the people who created it.
But you know what? We don't care. 2013 was a year of truly beautiful sentiments expressed through ads, and we aren't ashamed to admit that we looked forward to grabbing the Kleenex whenever we came across one.
There's just something about seeing babies and parents, people and their pets, friends reconnecting after decades — and truly, Gawker put it best when they headlined an article about it with the simple statement: "This Three-Minute Commercial Puts Full-Length Hollywood Movies To Shame."
Here's a serious dose of the top 13 cry-worthy commercials of 2013. And you're welcome for the catharsis.