English version

tug at somebody’s heart/heartstrings

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtug at somebody’s heart/heartstringstug at somebody’s heart/heartstringswritten to make someone feel sympathy for someone or something tug
Examples from the Corpus
tug at somebody’s heart/heartstringsThe sight of the puppies in the cages tugged at the women's hearts.Charity had felt something tug at her heart the moment she had first seen this cove.
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