I was already crying when Diego sat beside me and gave me a hug. I heard Andee sobbed and saw that she had tears pouring out her eyes while trying to supress whatever she is feeling that very moment. I called her over. She sat next to me and buried her face in my chest. She then began to cry more...wawa naman baby ko..!
This was the scene my mom saw when she walked into the living room... her 30-something (hehe) daughter and her 7 and 4 year-old grandchildren huddled in a chair with tears in their eyes while watching a scene from Warner Bros.' The Iron Giant on VCD (which is incidentally one of my favorite animation flicks during my stint with Warner Bros., and I've got its wonderful soundtrack to boot! ..hmmm... now where is it?!!?!)
The Iron Giant tells us a wonderful story of a boy and his robot, with funny gags, poignant moments, and important messages. After watching, Andee was still so 'high' about it... her most memorable scene was when the Iron Giant left, or rather, flew away from the town because a nuclear warhead was about to hit him. She remembers the giant saying he was "Superman' and that we 'chose what we wanted to become'. Though there are some scenes that need parental guidance, like when Andee asked why the giant, when its dormant defensive systems kick in, suddenly (almost!) shot at the boy, Hogarth, while the latter was playfully pointing a toy gun at him. 'Akala ko friends sila?' (I thought they were friends?). Anyway, since Andee can't get enough of it, about an hour after the movie ended, and she has dried her tears and taken her bath, she asked permission to watch it again, this time, with my brother Cak.
And so they watched.
And this was the scene my mom saw when she walked into the living room the second time: Her 30-something son and her 7 year-old granddaughter huddled in a chair with tears in their eyes while watching a scene from Warner Bros.' The Iron Giant on VCD!