Certain news stories and subjects can really have an impact on viewers. People often won’t always see it coming, but a report or feature on television will sometimes strike a chord within them and evoke a touching emotional response.

One particular anchor was deeply moved while reporting on a story about music therapy in retirement homes. The story hit him close to home, and he related closely to the subject, moving him to the point of tears.

Stories like this one can creep up on you and cause a spontaneous tearjerking moment. For this anchor, the memories of his father all came rushing back to him after a singular, poignant story. That’s all he needed to fondly reflect on his father’s life and think of the man he lost.