I was looking through Wikipedia, and I found the page for Matthew Shepard. He was the guy in 1998 that was driven off and tortured and then murdered for being gay.
Now that was sad enough, of course, but for some reason this one sentence made me like legit cry:
"It was reported that Shepard was beaten so brutally that his face was completely covered in blood, except where it had been partially washed clean by his tears."
Cause it was just like, damn, he never got to actually do much, he was only 21, not yet out of college, and then it was just like boom, death in agony. It's worse because his last few moments were abject pain and terror...
And he'd already been robbed, beaten, and raped a few years before, it was just he had the fortune to survive that time.
Damn, have we really come that far in like 12 years?