(And the Infinite Sadness)
  1. The sight of the DC Children's Hospital ambulance, sirens wailing, racing down the street.
  2. An elderly person, dining alone
    I travel solo a good bit and so I dine solo very often. But when I see someone above the age of 70 dining alone, I immediately assume they're a widow(er).
  3. People sleeping outside of a homeless shelter
  4. When my grandmother talks about how much she misses my grandfather
    Met in June of 1952. Married in September 1952. Never spent a night apart until he suffered a brain hemorrhage in August 2013. Died almost exactly one year later.
  5. The ASPCA commercials
  6. Children in wheelchairs