It’s happened to the best of us. Minding your own business, headed to work or school or wherever, and then BAM! “Time for another StoryCorps…” The tear ducts didn’t even see it coming.

Photo credit: Deidre Schoo

Photo credit: Deidre Schoo

We can’t make up for the morning mascara smudge, or the accidental public crying, or that time your co-worker saw you listening to our broadcast in the parking lot before work, sobbing into your thermos…BUT we can thank you for being such loyal listeners! Beginning this Friday, StoryCorps wants you to have a little fun with all those feels.

Every Friday, show us your best StoryCorps cry face using #crydayFriday. We’ll be re-sharing some of our favorite faces as we go!

You might be wondering right about now…what is a cry face? We’re glad you asked.

No real tears are required for this one. Goofy cry, ugly cry, real cry, whatever you want.

It could be something like…


Or maybe a little bit of this:

Sad Selfies Are Welcome!

Even this:

Embrace the emotions...

And definitely this:

StoryCorps Issue Tissues

(Cry face re-enactments courtesy of the brave members of our StoryCorps Team).

We hope you get the picture. Long story short, we didn’t mean to make you cry, but we are truly thankful for all the tears over the years. We know it means that you’re listening (which is an act of love we’ve heard).

So get your best cry face ready for Friday and thanks again for being such amazing fans! Let the #crydayFriday festivities begin!

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