There's a movie coming out in January that looks like such a tear jerker that it made me cry on a date - I know it'll make you cry, too.

Thank God the rest of this date went well and this guy didn't end it after going to the movies, because I was about to bawl watching the trailer for A Dog's Purpose. (Kidding, he wouldn't have ended it because of that!) And while I may have cried watching the animated version of Frankenweenie, I vow to watch A Dog's Purpose without any makeup on because I know this is going to be a Kim Kardashian ugly cry moment for me.

Me with my childhood pet, Buddy. Mollie Kendrick/TSM

The movie, based on the 2010 novel by W. Bruce Cameron, is about a sweet little doggie named Bailey who learns life lessons every time he's reincarnated as a new dog. The story begins with his best human friend, a boy he grows up with through child and doghood until Bailey passes away. When the boy is in middle age (enter Dennis Quaid), he's reunited with Bailey...but as a different dog!

Having grown up with my sweet little chihuahua, Buddy, for 16 years, I immediately began to fight back tears from the beginning of this trailer. Memories of growing up with my childhood pet (oh God, the tears are returning as I write this) began to flood in as I thought, I really hope Buddy comes back into my life when I'm as old as Dennis Quaid.

*sobbing*

Before watching the trailer below, whip out the box of tissues. You're definitely going to need them!

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