Sandra Gonzalez
July 11, 2011 AT 07:30 PM EDT

I know the moments shown in the previews for TLC’s Surprise Homecoming are meant to be joyous, but I’ve got to be honest, this preview turned me into a ridiculous puddle of tears.

It felt almost scary to be that instantly impacted by something on TV. But they (they = evil preview trolls at TLC who, I theorize, collect tears in exchange for eternal youth) caught me off guard. The promo for the show, which captures the surprise reunions of military families, started off like a promo for Army Wives. Then, bam! Inspiring music, screams of joy, children running to their father, a mother crying. Too much. Also, highly effective. (I set my DVR.) 

I’ve written previously about my sometimes overemotional response to commercials, but I generally find myself less impacted by TV show previews. I’ve gotten chills from them before (see Lost finale and Bones‘ 100 episode), but very rarely will a promo for a show leave me in tears.

When was the last time that happened to you, PopWatchers? I remember the promo for ER‘s series finale made me teary, but we’re talking full-on ugly cry here!

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