He could have cried at the rightness of it


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May I ask if the bold sentence means he could came to tears for the joy that the water gave him?

I shall explain that here Harold after a long walk and being very thirsty, he finds a glass a water to drink.

The iced water broke over his teeth, his gums, the roof of his mouth, and rushed to his throat. He could have cried at the rightness of it.
Many thanks.

It's part of "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"by Rachel Joyce, British writer.
  • ewie

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    Hullo Maryam. The water felt so right (= welcome/perfect) in his mouth that it almost moved him to tears ~ he felt like crying:)
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