Here Are 20 Things That Will Make A Latino Dad Cry Every Time

Like a lot of Latino dads, mine always kept a tough exterior. He was raised to be impenetrable, just as his father had been raised and so on. But that doesn’t mean he never shed a few tears.

There’s something about seeing your dad cry that simultaneously breaks your heart and freaks you out, and in some cases makes you laugh. Here are 20 things that bring a tough dad to tears, without fail.

1. Mariachi music

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It’s over the second the strings start on “Amor Eterno,” also known as the most beautiful and heartbreaking song ever invented. It causes immediate weeping into a bottle of Pacífico.

2. Seeing his baby or grandbaby for the first time

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Nothing like a tiny angelic baby made of his own blood to reduce a grown man to tears.

3. His fútbol team losing


Yup. The second the goal-winning score went to the other team it was the 7 stages of grief. “Noooo! No puede ser!” inevitably leads to light sobbing ,and then “estos cabrones siempre te dejan decepcionados.”

4. His fútbol team winning

Tears happen in agony and ecstasy. And seeing his beloved team win a major match always brings on the happy tears. It’s pretty cute.

5. A particularly heartfelt round of saying what you’re thankful for during Thanksgiving dinner

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The second the words “I’m thankful for my children and wife” come out of him, bye. Gone. Olvídalo. He loses it, and it’s really sweet because it shows his tender side.

6. His baby graduating

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This. Right. Here. Seeing your dad sob almost uncontrollably just because he’s so happy for you is the greatest, most freakiest thing ever. Everyone is gonna be crying. You accomplished something major that will bring you opportunities that maybe he didn’t have. He’s proud and he’s not afraid to show it.

7. Your Mom

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Whether he loves her or hates her, or even a little bit of both, the passion is there and he’ll cry angry tears, sad tears and/or happy tears when he gets started on her. Your mom has a lot of power of his tear ducts. And yeah, tequila is usually involved.

8. His mom


It doesn’t matter how old he is. Latino dads are always and forever a mama’s boy, and your abuelita, whether she is alive or passed, will always set him crying. He may be remembering her, or perhaps he’s disappointed her in some way. Whatever the case, abuelita and your mom can make a dad cry real quick.

9. His dad.

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Whether they have a close bond or have a very strained relationship, his dad has a way of reducing your tough papi into the little boy he once was. Something about a grandfather’s words has a way of cutting into your dad deep.

10. His parents showing you love.


Sometimes parents raise their kids in a way that feels cold and too harsh. It can be a pretty old school way of raising kids, to not say I love you, show physical affection, or spend quality time. So when your dad sees his parents give you, the grandbaby, lots of love and hugs it has a way of making him cry with both happiness and sadness.

11. Tequila

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Tequila brings out all the feelings. All of them. Any alcohol really. Alcohol gets all the dads weeping over something. That something can be any of the above, or something totally different. But the song “Tragos de Amargo Licor” was created for a reason, and that reason is because dads cry when they’re drunk.

12. During a speech

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Good luck trying to get a few sweet words outta that guy without his voice starting to warble or full on tears coming out. It doesn’t matter the occasion. When he raises a glass, it’s countdown to tears o’clock.

13. Making his little girl’s dream come true

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When a dad works hard, maybe a multiple jobs, just to support his family, so when you land that great job or get into your dream school it will reach him all the way in the heart,

14. The Notebook

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No one – NO ONE – can make it through this stupid tearjerker of a movie without shedding a tear. I’ve seen the most badass of tios fall to pieces seeing Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams fall in love, and then their older counterparts pass away.

15. A particularly thoughtful gift

You work hard, and have had opportunities to do well in life because of all the hard work and sacrifices your parents gave you. So when you’re finally able to spoil them and give them a sweet present, dad isn’t going to make it. He’s gonna fall apart, in the best way possible.

16. Seeing you all dressed up for something special

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Whether it’s your wedding day, a school dance, or another special occasion, seeing you in your beautiful dress, hair and makeup it reminds him that his little girl is growing up. And that will cause a few tears.

17. Buying you the thing you didn’t think he could afford

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Your mami and papi’s hard work didn’t always mean a house full of luxuries. They had to support their family, which means nice extras might not be easy to come by. But when he knows how much it means to you, dad (and mami too, of course!) will somehow make it happen. And seeing the joy in your face will drive him to tears.

18. When you get married

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Oh girl, it is over. Walking you done the aisle and doing the father/daughter dance will leave him wrecked.

19. Seeing you suffer

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Our dads want to protect us from everything, so when things go wrong in our lives, whether we’ve been hurt, get really sick, or something else bad happens, they feel like they’ve failed you. Even though it’s not their fault. But that will make a daddy hurt for his baby.

20. Coco

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It isn’t just “The Notebook” that’ll do it. “Coco” makes us all a weepy mess, and that includes out dads who might relate to the story in some way. “Coco” will make us all lose it, but seeing your dad cry too especially strikes a chord.

Whatever the reason, seeing your dad cry is something you never forget. Latino dads catch the feels hard, and luckily you’re there to give him a hug when he needs it.

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Father Allegedly Kills 6-Year-Old Son By Performing ‘Exorcism’ In Bathtub

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Father Allegedly Kills 6-Year-Old Son By Performing ‘Exorcism’ In Bathtub


An Arizona father, Pablo Martinez, was arrested on first-degree murder when he and his wife admitted the father had conducted an “exorcism” on their 6-year-old son. The mother and child belonged to the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation in Arizona, although the father lived with them, he is not a part of the tribe. The FBI and Pascua Yaqui police are investigating together, while the father is in custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.  

Authorities say the father poured hot water down the boy’s throat and on his body to perform an exorcism. When the 6-year-old’s body was discovered, 15 percent of it was covered in burns. 

Father allegedly murders his 6-year-old son during “exorcism.” 

Pablo Martinez told police he poured hot water down the throat of his 6-year-old son because the boy “was demonic and had a demon inside of him.” The father described the act as an exorcism. The child’s adoptive mother, Romelia Martinez, said her son “had been acting demonic,” when her husband suggested giving the 6-year-old and their other child a bath. 

Romelia told detectives she heard gurgling coming from the bathroom, she was not in the room, and when she opened the door she saw Pablo holding the boy under the bathtub faucet. The mother claims she screamed for the father to stop, at which point he said: “he had to do it.” Romelia said she called a pastor, then the police when he did not pick up. 

The father insisted he “saw something evil,” in the child. Police say Pablo believed the hot water was “working” to exorcise the demons.

Pascua Yaqui authorities arrive.

On the 911 call, Romelia said her husband was performing CPR on the child and had poured cold water on his body. Pablo told investigators that the hot water he poured down the 6-year-old’s throat was to “cast out the demon” and that the boy had an “unnatural fit of rage.”

According to BuzzFeed News, tribal authorities arrived at the Martinez home after receiving the call. Both parents were standing outside when they asked the mother what had happened, Romelia said, “He can tell you.”  

The father told the Pascua Yaqui authorities they “were not in the right mindset or belief,” before surrendering with his hands in the air and allegedly saying, “I did it.” This comment is particularly interesting because the mother and child are a part of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation, but the father is not. 

Pablo Martinez is charged with first-degree murder. 

Authorities say Pablo allegedly confessed to holding his son underwater for five to 10 minutes. Fortunately, the other child left the bathroom in tears, seemingly traumatized from what was happening, but physically unharmed. 

Pascua Yaqui police found the child naked and propped up against a pillow in a back room. He was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead. Court documents show the 6-year-old had burn marks on 15 percent of his body, on his head, elbows, and forearms. Pablo was taken into the custody of the US Marshal Service and arrested on first-degree murder. 

The FBI is conducting a joint investigation with the Pascua Yaqui Police Department. 

“The FBI has a strong, long-standing commitment to investigating violent crime in Indian Country. We are dedicated to working alongside our tribal and federal partners to protect all of our communities,” Jill McCabe, a spokesperson with the FBI’s Phoenix division, said in a statement.

Elementary school releases a statement.

Dear Lynn Urquides Families,It is with deep regret and sadness that I inform you of the death of one of our students….

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The 6-year-old boy had special needs and attended Lynn Urquides Elementary School. Principal Marisa Salcido released a statement about the child’s death. 

“It is with deep regret and sadness that I inform you of the death of one of our students,” Salcido wrote on Facebook. “I want to let you know that Lynn Urquides Elementary administrative team has been working with TUSD Leadership and the Coordinator of TUSD Counseling to ensure that we provide every means of support and assistance to all the students, along with our staff. Our counselors are available to help staff and any student who is struggling with death or other issues that may surface.”

The school will provide grief support and counseling to students. 

Exorcisms today. 

In 2018, demands for exorcisms increased threefold causing the Vatican to address the uptick during an Italian conference. However, the purpose was not to address increase, but rather the methods priests use to perform the exorcisms themselves. Friar Beningo Palila stated there are around 500,000 cases requiring exorcisms in Italy alone. He believes the increase of use in tarot cards and fortune tellers “open the door to the devil and to possession.” 

“A self-taught exorcist certainly meets errors,” Palila said. “I will say more: it would also take a period of apprenticeship, as happens for many professionals.”

The statement seems all the more ominous in the context of the 6-year-old boy’s tragic death. 

Dad Cries When Family Surprises Him With A New Truck And The Video Is So Wholesome


Dad Cries When Family Surprises Him With A New Truck And The Video Is So Wholesome

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Dad’s can be the best, man. Whether they are showing you how to change a tire or supporting you when you are down, some dads just get it. When we grow up, it is always nice to remember what they have done for you and try to pay them back. That is what one family in Los Angeles did by buying their dad a brand new truck and he just couldn’t contain his surprise and emotions.

Avery wholesome video on Reddit is causing all fo the tears thanks to one emotional and grateful dad.

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In the video, you can hear the adult kids showering their father with love and they tell him they got him a new truck. In true dad fashion, he responds with, “Yo no quería nada” through tears. The whole video is one of unfiltered family love and appreciation and it is just the sweetest thing you can watch today.

Redditers are showering the poster with love and praise for the loving gesture.

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People can see the kind of work the man did to take care of his family. He is definitely not someone who took it easy and just let things happen. We all know at least one man in our family that has that some walk all because he had to take care of his family.

The video is a relevant and realistic look at their own families.

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This is something that can be said about the fathers of most immigrant/minority families. Fathers work hard to make sure their family can have a better life. Immigrants are some of the hardest working people and the way they are willing to sacrifice their bodies to better the lives of their families is admirable.

The amount of love pouring out from his family is all people need to see to make a judgment on his character.

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People don’t get a lot of love with having first given love. The amount of love and appreciation this family has for the dad is a direct indication of how much he has done for his family. This is one loving family and it shows.

The video is bringing everyone who sees it to tears.

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Admit it, you cried. We all cried. If you don’t cry to this wholesome af video, we cannot be friends.

And the dad carrying the beer makes the whole video that much better.

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You know exactly what was happening before the video because he is carrying his beer. The family was just chilling at the end of the day like they usually do being a family. From beginning to end, this video is all about love and appreciation and we need more of this.

Watch the full video below.

Dads reaction when he found out his family bought him a truck from r/happycryingdads

Congratulations! You clearly deserve all of the love in the world.

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