Here's a powerfully edited YouTube gem called "Go Right" after one of the most fundamental mechanics in any old-school game. I wouldn't call it a tearjerker but it's definitely moving.
Relive your gaming adolescence with this montage of Sonic, Alucard, Mega Man and many, many other classic gaming icons set to the Michael Nyman's "A Wild and Distant Shore." Feel enriched by its deeper message about giving up in the face of adversity.
You can thank YouTube user RockyPlanetesimal for this creation and Kotaku for bringing it to my atención.