Tug at the heartstrings meaning

What does the saying 'Tug at the heartstrings' mean?

Idiom: Tug at the heartstrings

Meaning:

f something tugs at the heartstrings, it makes you feel sad or sympathetic towards it.
Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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