Tearjerker? “Congratulations, Ronan.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 2, 2011
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Saw this via my friend Amy Ippoliti. She introduced it with a

Holy tear-jerksville!

…and many of her friends agreed heartily. I watched it, smiling, impressed…but also, frankly, condescending. Ah, women…I guess they’re just more emotional, I thought to myself.

Then, Ronan started crying tears of happiness, what Chogyam Trungpa called the ideal human emotion. And I found myself laughing…and crying, too:

Thankfully, I see a comment (via Carla, no less) saying she too didn’t think she’d cry:

wow, never thought that i would cry…hold on , anyone who see this!!!


Britain’s Got Talent: 12-year-old Ronan is nervous about performing to the judges – but not as nervous as his mum! Armed with a good set of lungs and a day off school – has young Ronan got what the judges are looking for? See more at http://itv.com/talent


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Tearjerker? “Congratulations, Ronan.””

  1. Wow, I know you can make it! Congratulations.

  2. Goodness! I needed that 🙂

  3. Yep, I cried too.

  4. Janice says:

    Wow….I needed that too. Thanks

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