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On this day 25 years ago, Will Smith made me cry

I’m a grown-ass man with four kids. I’m not ashamed to sit here and tell you that 15-year-old Brandon Walker was shaken to his very core by this scene from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

This incredible episode, which showed us that Will Smith could really fucking act, made its debut May 9, 1994, 25 years ago today. I’m not sure why it hits me as hard as it does but every time it’s on TV, I watch this scene. It’s absolutely incredible and is probably a Top 5 TV episode of my life.

Also, RIP to James Avery. Uncle Phil belongs in any GOAT discussion of TV dads.

Damn, I want to go hug my dad right now. I can’t because he’s in prison, but I gotta hug somebody. I’ll hug your dad.

Ok, this shit got weird in a hurry.