tear at heartstrings

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tear/tug at your heartstrings

  also tear/tug at the heartstrings
if something or someone tugs at your heartstrings, they make you feel strong love or sympathy It's the story of a lost child - guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.
See also: heartstring, tear
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Things like bullet trains don't tear at the heartstrings, but things like education do.