2014: The most emotional moments

It's been a year of highs and lows, losses and successes, happiness and sadness. To celebrate all of these moments – and some in between – we have selected some of 2014's most emotional moments below. Grab your tissues, there will be tears.


1. Omar and Sue's engagement video

Who didn't well up at Omar's amazing, romantic proposal to the lovely Sue? The couple had not seen each other in four months, due to the fact that Omar's job took him away from home regularly. When he decided to propose, he went all out, getting Sue's family and friends around to serenade her before surprising her. This is emotional stuff – you will most likely cry!



2. Lorraine Whyman's wedding

Lorraine Whyman's wedding to Jon Callahan looked just like any other wedding – beautiful bride, beautiful dress, smiling and happy newlyweds. However, the couple's wedding day was bittersweet, as Lorraine may only have two years to live. The stunning bride was diagnosed with breast cancer last May, and decided to exchange vows with the love of her life in a dream ceremony. Speaking to a local paper at the time, she said: "I know what’s going to happen, I’ve seen it happen. But we just have to enjoy whatever time we have left."


3. Emma Watson's speech at the UN

We have all come to love Emma Watson for the talented actress and stunning style icon that she is, however this year, she became one of our most important role models. As part of the United Nations' campaign to bring about gender equality, the Harry Potter actress gave an impassioned speech about feminism that roused a standing ovation and brought a lump to our throats.



4. Diane Guerrero breaks down on live TV

Fans of Orange Is the New Black will recognise Diane Guerrero as Maritza on the hit show, however we saw a completely different side to the actress as she opened up recently on her devastation over the deportation of her parents and brother to Columbia when she was just 14 years old. Diane is clearly trying to hold back the tears as she recalls being left completely alone to fend for herself, and eventually breaks down as she explains just how scared and lonely she was. Diane's is an unbelievable and sad story.



5. Lea Michele's Teen Choice Awards speech

Glee actress Lea Michele showed incredible bravery when she got up on stage to accept her Choice TV Actress award, just weeks after the tragic death of her fiancé and co-star Cory Monteith. With tears flowing down her face, the star wore a smile for her entire speech and thanked fans for their support. We imagine there wasn't a dry eye in the house.



6. Pharrell is overcome with happiness

His song Happy was undoubtedly one of the year's biggest hits, with its feel-good message resonating with so many people all over the world. While he likes to let on he's cool as an ice cube however, Pharrell was so overwhelmed with emotion by people's homemade Happy videos that he full-on bawled over it during an interview with Oprah. The chat show host made things ten times worse by mentioning his grandmother, but thankfully a crew member was on hand with a box of tissues!



7. Irish man's surprise homecoming

There are so many homecoming videos popping up on our timelines at the moment, but this one took so much planning that we had to give him a spot on our list. Part of why we are so heavily invested in this homecoming by the end of the video is because Bryan has brought us along every stage of his journey home. We just love his mum's and sister's reactions when he pops up.



8. Tom Fletcher introduces baby Buzz

Given how romantic his wedding speech video was, we should have known to expect a tearjerker when Tom and wife Giovanna introduced baby Buzz to the world. Not only did Tom serenade Giovanna with a song that he had written especially for this son, but he also included time lapse footage of his wife's growing baby bump to bring us along on their journey. Can you say perfect husband?