Top 10 Star Wars Moments that Made Us Cry

Through an ever-expanding roster of Star Wars feature films, TV shows, novels, comics, anthologies, and more, we get attached to the characters we meet in a galaxy far, far away.

And when they're sad, we are too. (After all, fiction builds empathy!) But no matter how many rewatches we've done, we still need to break out the tissues and call a friend to handle the emotional fallout of these scenes.

Ugly criers unite; here are ten moments in Star Wars that’ll fill a star destroyer with our tears.

Kanan’s Death (Star Wars Rebels)

Prompted by the Force to prepare for the end, Kanan Jarrus, Jedi Knight, demonstrates in the truest sense what makes a Jedi great: not by rejecting love, but by embracing it to the point of sacrificing himself for his family.

Anakin Burns (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)

Despite the atrocities we've seen him commit, there's something about Anakin's gruesome defeat on Mustafar that makes it clear there's no going back: Vader is here to stay, and the kindhearted boy from Tatooine is gone.

Ahsoka Leaves (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Ahsoka Tano walking into the sunset of Coruscant, leaving Anakin Skywalker and the Jedi Order behind, quickly became one of the most evocative images of The Clone Wars era.

Mando Removes His Helmet for Grogu (The Mandalorian)

Din's choice to remove his helmet so Grogu could see his face is without question one of the tenderest scenes we've ever gotten in any Star Wars medium.

Leia’s Death (Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker)

The death of Leia Organa would have been a sucker punch no matter how it happened, but after “Space Mom” Carrie Fisher's passing a few years earlier, the onscreen moment became even more significant.

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