You're Crying From X / George Costanza Crying

You're Crying From X / George Costanza Crying

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You're Crying From X or George Costanza Crying refers to a series of exploitable image macros based on a scene from Seinfeld where Jerry walks in on George crying to Home Alone. The meme was originally posted in 2017 and spread to sites including Tumblr over the following years, with the phrase "you're crying from X" becoming a phrasal template with "X" presenting a movie, TV show or other subject.


On March 18th, 1993, Season 4 Episode 20 of Seinfeld, titled "The Junior Mint," aired on TV. In one scene, Jerry walks into the apartment to find George crying while watching Home Alone. Jerry says, "You're crying from Home Alone?" and George responds, "The old man got to me." The scene was converted into an image macro and posted by Tumblr[1] user seinfeld-daily on December 29th, 2016, garnering over 9,000 notes in seven years (shown below, left). The earlies known meme to use the image was posted to BingeClock[2] on October 11th, 2017, changing "Home Alone" to Interstellar and George's line to "The old Murph got to me" (shown below, right).

You're crying from Home Alone? -The old man got to me. -All right. You're crying from Interstellar? -The old Murph got to me. -All right.


The meme spread over the following years as people created new variations of it. On September 7th, 2019, Tumblr[9] user james-flint posted a version of the meme referring to the movie IT, garnering over 21,00 notes in four years (shown below, left).

On November 16th, Tumblr[8] user friendsorlovers posted a version about The Mandalorian that gained over 1,100 notes in four years (shown below, right). On December 9th, Facebook[3] page Wedge Antilles posted a version of the meme referencing Star Wars, garnering over 650 reactions in just over three years. On March 14th, 2021, Instagram[4] user bong_bong_the_bongest posted a version from a now-deleted Redditor about Evangelion, garnering over 5,900 likes in two years.

You're crying from the clown movie? bill hader got to me. -All right. You're crying from The Mandalorian? Baby Yoda got to me. -All right.

On April 16th, Tumblr[5] user sartres-angs posted a version about crying to animal videos, garnering over 188,000 notes in two years. It was reposted by Instagram[6] user _kingorange on August 1st, garnering over 10,000 likes in two years (shown below).

You're crying from animal videos? The idea that wanting to have fun and play is not a man-made concept but rather inherent to all life got to me. -All right.

On August 11th, 2022, Tumblr[9] user lilowoof posted a version of the meme about crying thinking about your friends, garnering over 44,100 notes in eight months (shown below). On March 18th, 2023, Facebook[7] user Steph Tapia reposted the meme, garnering over 5,500 shares and 940 reactions in a month.

You're crying from thinking about your friends? the fact that there are people who love and care for me despite my flaws got to me. -All right.

Various Examples

You're crying from The Giving Tree? The stump got to me. You're crying from Frank lero? So many stars in the sky and I don't know why They always have to fall on me Maybe I'm blind to all of the signs That the world never wanted me got to me. -All right. You're crying from Doctor Who? The Van Gogh museum scene got to me. -All right. You're crying from history the fact that humanity is largely good and that people from hundreds of years ago are so similar to people today got to me. -All right. ? You're crying from Undertale music? The music box got to me. -All right. You're crying from Bluey again? -The unconditional love they express for one another in the most innocent and thoughtful ways got to me. -All right.

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External References

[1] Tumblr – seinfeld-daily

[2] BingeClock – george crying from interstellar

[3] Facebook – wedge antilles

[4] Instagram – bong bong the bongest

[5] Tumblr – sartres-angst

[6] Instagram – kingorange

[7] Facebook – stephanieannhale

[8] Tumblr – friendsorlovers

[9] Tumblr – lilowoof

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