The Many Crying Faces of Justin Bieber: A Visual History

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Justin Bieber Crying
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In 2016, there is no "right" way to be a man. You can walk around Boston Common barefoot (opens in new tab). You can bare your ass (opens in new tab)...and your, uh, front (opens in new tab). You can also be an international pop star who cries onstage rather frequently. It's all good.

While performing in Philadelphia on Saturday, Justin "Very in Touch with His Feelings" Bieber became so overwhelmed by "Purpose" that tears began streaming down his face. This was not the first time he has broken down in a very visible way, as you shall see ahead.

When He Connected with His Own Music on a Deep Emotional Level

When His Fans' Devotion Just Moved Him So Much

When the World Collectively Decided Not to Hate Him Anymore, and He Was Understandably Relieved

When He Sang "Be Alright" While Thinking About Someone Special Who Might or Might Not Have Been Selena

When He Was in Cincinnati Possibly Thinking About His Childhood

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.