The occasion proved all too much for the nation's best and brightest
Presidential inaugurations are always an emotional affair, but today’s certainly were a grade above. This time remarkable numbers of America’s best and brightest struggled to keep the tears at bay… Did we miss any?
I’m sure I’m not the only one who teared up a few moments ago, and last night during the Covid memorial ceremony. We have much to savor at this moment, but the greatest is that Donald Trump no longer has the nuclear codes.
— Steven Pinker (@sapinker) January 20, 2021
A skinny Black girl descended from slaves…I am in tears.
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) January 20, 2021
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning“ Psalms 30:5
Tears of joy and prayers for our nation and the entire world ❤️#BidenHarrisInauguration
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 20, 2021
Just walking the dog and finding myself in tears. Relief? Patriotism? That ceremony restored something inside.
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) January 20, 2021
We must allow ourselves to take it all in, feel the moment, cry tears of relief…
…and then we get to work!#Inauguration2021
— #BlackLivesMatter-LA (@BLMLA) January 20, 2021
That moment. Inviting everyone in America to sing “Amazing Grace” together … it was hard to get the words out through tears. But it felt beautiful to do that with folks all across the country. #Inauguration
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) January 20, 2021
Congratulations to our first ever female @VP Kamala Harris. I cried real tears today. That hope is alive feels good.
— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) January 20, 2021
I am so happy everybody. Happy and in tears!
I felt a shift in the Spirit realm. Darkness has lifted. I feel it.
We’re gonna be okay. #Love and unity will be the way forward.
Thank you, God!
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) January 20, 2021
Goosebumps. Tears. Hope. #AmandaGorman
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) January 20, 2021
Anyone else crying? Just a little?
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 20, 2021
Watching President-elect Biden make his way to Washington, DC on CNN brought me to tears. I felt something I haven’t felt for a long time: HOPE. ❤️❤️❤️
— Chip Coffey (@chipcoffey) January 19, 2021
Had tears in my eyes after seeing the look on Dr. Biden's face as her husband took the oath of office. #Inauguration2021
— Angelica Brown (@AngelicaB2290) January 20, 2021
Yup. Watching on CNN with tears in my eyes. To all my American family, friends and colleagues, congratulations on the inauguration of your 46th President. https://t.co/os0YySbrjh
— Jim Al-Khalili (@jimalkhalili) January 20, 2021
I feel the burden of living in my country under President Trump has been lifted from my shoulders. For me, the relief brings tears of joy. I rejoice in knowing it’s a new day and a new way with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) January 20, 2021
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) January 20, 2021
Is anyone else crying?
— Charlie Condou (@Charliecondou) January 20, 2021
The first woman Vice President. It’s been so long coming. Tears.
— David Aaronovitch (@DAaronovitch) January 20, 2021
What an amazing moment. Hope & healing were given new meaning today. It brought tears to my eyes & restored my faith in American leaders. I felt the promise of a new beginning in the face of all the grief & pain that we’ve seen—a reason for joy & pride in our resilience & grit. pic.twitter.com/t9njNpOuxw
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) January 20, 2021
Damn it My eye filled with Tears and my heart ❤️ full of pride watching and hearing our Military Bands . @USArmy @USMC @USMC @USAFBand @USCG @SpaceForceDoD God Bless America! pic.twitter.com/Qe3UqsZqCb
— Russel L. Honore' (@ltgrusselhonore) January 20, 2021
I don't think I've been this proud of being American. I can't stop crying and this is something that I am not used to.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) January 20, 2021
Really and truly can’t stop bursting into spontaneous tears of relief.
— Krista Vernoff (@KristaVernoff) January 20, 2021