It’s enough to make a grown man cry refers to a popular line from the animation Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
The quote became a prominent reaction image format, while the template may also appear on GIFs.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 premiered in the United States on September 27th, 2013.
The line “It’s enough to make a grown man cry” can be heard twice throughout the film, said by Early Devereaux.
An isolated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by Brian Brzezina on April 9th, 2013, cutting it out from the trailer of the animation, published on YouTube on February 28th, by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The first reaction GIF of the scene was uploaded to Imgur by kgirl924 on September 23rd, 2013.
Following that, the scene was featured in memes online, only sporadically, as it appeared on Facebook only in 2017.
The “It’s enough to make a grown man cry” template started gaining traction in 2019, as image macro memes were uploaded to sites like Reddit, iFunny, 9GAG, Twitter, me.me and Imgur.