9 times Adele gave us the best cry of our lives

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We can't stop the pain, and we don't want to.

When Adele released her obviously superb single, "Hello," last week, she unleashed a tsunami of emotions onto our now-broken hearts -- and we're more than OK with that.

Now that we've run out of tears to shed, we're celebrating the British songstress' sob-into-a-pillow songs and the perfect sadness that is Adele.

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9 times Adele gave us the best cry of our lives
COLOGNE, GERMANY - DECEMBER 06: Adele attends the television show 2015! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen - RTL Jahresrueckblick on December 6, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
MAIDSTONE, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 11: Adele performs on the Main Stage on the second day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Mote Park on May 11, 2008 in Maidstone, England. (Photo by Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 09: Singer Adele arrives at the Mercury Music Prize 2008 at Grosvenor House Hotel on September 9, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 17: Musician Adele performs at the 9:30 Club on January 17, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Adele attends the Keep a Child Alive organization's 5th annual Black Ball at The Hammerstein Ballroom on November 13, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Adele arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Adele, winner of two awards; Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for 'Chasing Pavements' and Best New Artist, poses in the press room during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Adele performs onstage during 2009 VH1 Divas at Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 17, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
British singer-songwriter Adele poses for a portrait in West Hollywood, Calif., Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Singer Adele arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Singer Adele performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Recording artist Adele poses for a portrait Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Adele arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Adele performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, performer Adele arrives for the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. Four years after her last album, the singer appears to have teased British television viewers with a snippet of new music, broadcast during an ad break on prime-time TV. The 30-second ad shown Sunday evening, Oct. 18, 2015, during TV talent show "The X Factor" featured Adele's distinctive tones over a black screen on which heartache-filled lyrics appeared. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)
Musician Adele poses with her six trophies at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Adele arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Singer Adele poses in the press room with her best original song in a motion picture award for 'Skyfall' at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Adele speaks onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele, winner of the Best Original Song award for 'Skyfall,' poses in the press room during the Oscars held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Adele is seen on November 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Adele is seen in Soho on November 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Matthew McConaughey' Episode 1689 -- Pictured: Musical guest Adele performs on November 21, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0373 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Adele plays 'Box of Lies' with host Jimmy Fallon on November 23, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0374 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots sing with Adele during the Music Room bit on November 24, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Adele is seen on November 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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1. With Every Crushing Word of "Hello"

Hello. It's us. We were wondering: Are you still curled up under the covers, bawling so hard it hurts? Waiting to be saved? Planning your next breakup just so you can let Adele soothe your sobbing soul on repeat? "I'm sorry for everything that I've done," Adele wails during "Hello," so you can really hear her heartache, "but when I call you, you never seem to be home."

First of all, who doesn't take Adele's calls? Also, sniffle sniffle.

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2. Post-"Someone Like You" Sobfest

She belted out "Someone Like You" without missing a single note, but the end of her performance at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2011 was a different story. Breaking down on stage (why is no one giving her a hug?!), she could barely get "thank you" out. She grabbed a tissue and dabbed her soft, perfectly wet face, and for that single sad moment, her words rang true: She "couldn't stay away," she "couldn't fight it" -- and we couldn't either.

3. That Epic Grammy Sweep

Even when Adele is happy, like she was at the 2012 Grammys while scooping up yet another statue for 21, she's weepy. But hey, no sad tears here, only happy ones.

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4. "Make You Feel My Love" Music Video

So Adele sings Adele songs just as we listen to them: in bed, in our pajamas. And who exactly is she texting in the video for "Make You Feel My Love"? It's so clearly a group text to the world, because we all need to feel Adele's love every time she sings.

5. When Adele Hung Up On Lionel Richie

We. Are. Dead. And by dead, we mean crying from laughing so hard, because this Lionel-Adele mashup is killing us.

6. That Time She Made This Face

We'd wipe those tears away for you, Adele, if we weren't using two hands to wipe away our own.

7. "I Can't Make You Love Me" Cover

How do you make a sad song sadder? Let Adele serenade you with it. Bonnie Raitt's classic torch-song "I Can't Make You Love Me" got the teary Adele treatment, and as she surrendered to the fact that her lover didn't love her back during this cover, she broke you and your poor heart in half.

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8. When Adele Cried In "Hello"

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It's the saddest, loneliest mascara-laced tear you've ever seen. Why? Because it belongs to Adele, and Adele Tears deserve to be acknowledged for their flawlessness alone. Look at how it gently rolls down her cheek -- the soul water of a goddess.

Also, there's this...

Yes, that dramatic "Hello" hair: It speaks, it cries, it feels. And if you're not already a howling mess by this point during "Hello" -- the cry-inducing climax -- that hair will surely take you there.

9. Her First Album In Four Years

Adele's long-awaited third album, 25, drops Nov. 20. She penned a lovely letter to announce its arrival, and this was obviously our precise reaction to the news...

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