Parents of reddit, when was there a time your child was genuinely upset? (And not throwing a temper tantrum)?

Ok maybe It was an oversight that a temper tantrum is a legitimate genuine emotional outburst. I just meant it like a moment when the child heart broke (and I'm probably gonna get flak for asking a question like that.)

I'm no parent but I'm a go to babysitter for my cousin. I kept thinking everytime I had to go home and he's not screaming like he used to when he was a baby. Hes a kid going to school and he hugs me tight, teary eyed and quiet. No sob, just tears. Sometimes it's the stuff you cant hear that makes it hurt more.

I'd always have him hugged for like another 10 minutes before I'd go home.

Just curious If any parent out there has had that happen?

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