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By Ree Hines

She's a talented actress, a devoted mom and she's real-life relatable when it comes to talking about bodies, marriage and more. That's why we all love Jennifer Garner.

And on Wednesday morning, she gave America a reason to love her even more.

During a chat with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie, Garner opened up about her feelings for family, and she didn't hold anything back — not even tears.

"There's just nothing like sharing the spotlight or anything else with your sisters and your mom," she said when discussing the recent Southern Living photo shoot she did with her family. "It's always fun for me to get my sisters dolled up and my mom."

With that sweetly sentimental mention, Garner couldn't help but cry a bit. But as it turned out, there was more to the waterworks than just that.

The star shared that not only is her mother, Patricia, feeling under the weather today (get well soon, Mom!), but Garner had just watched two particularly moving moments on TODAY.

"You showed those babies and Leah Still," she said of TODAY's stories on a recently widowed father who's raising his newborn quadruplets on his own and Devon Still's daughter's battle against cancer. "I just watched it, and I can't even take it."


Garner smiled through her tears, and while she offered up an apology for crying, we can't imagine a reason to be sorry. If anything, we just find her even more lovable and relatable than ever before.

"We just took a vote," Matt Lauer said as the interview came to a close. "We just put Jennifer in the list of best guests ever."

Garner's new film, "Danny Collins," opens in select theaters March 20.

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