I'm sorry to pop in, but didn't Mario cry in Paper Jam? While he was comforting Luigi after Wiggler's "death"... His animation really made it seem like he was shedding a few tears as well. Just not as vigorously. I dunno, though, I might have seen it wrong or something, heh. TwT
He does look like he’s crying!
The first animation has him with a sorrowful look on his face
While his second has his head down. It’s hard to tell if he is shedding a few tears or not but….I think it’s best to leave that to interpretation!
Remember, Mario is still human, and is prone to emotion just as much as Luigi. But he’s the older brother, so he has put on a much stronger exterior.
It’s always nice to see Mario comforting Luigi in this way.
But then Wiggler is alive and everything is fine! Yay!