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** Tara and Buffy's conversation is probably the first time they've talked one-to-one in the series at this point - and a key moment in "Family" was about how none of the others knew her that well. You can tell it helps Buffy to be able to talk to someone who actually understands this - and perhaps this might be one of the first times Tara has been able to do the same. It's HeartwarmingInHindsight too given that they become quite good friends in Season 6.
20th May '18 5:07:36 PM Twiddler
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* Buffy telling Willow "I love you" before leaving in "Wild at Heart". The line is ad-libbed.
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* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party]]". After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.
** For reference, note that in Season 1 Buffy's death is revealed to be Giles's greatest nightmare. One can only imagine what he went through that summer, only to find her alive and well in the fall. I'd smile too.

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* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when When Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party]]". After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.
** For reference, note that in Season 1 Buffy's death is revealed to be Giles's Giles' greatest nightmare. One can only imagine what he went through that summer, only to find her alive and well in the fall. I'd smile too.
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* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party]]". After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.
** For reference, note that in Season 1 Buffy's death is revealed to be Giles's greatest nightmare. One can only imagine what he went through that summer, only to find her alive and well in the fall. I'd smile too.



* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party]]". After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.
** For reference, note that in Season 1 Buffy's death is revealed to be Giles's greatest nightmare. One can only imagine what he went through that summer, only to find her alive and well in the fall. I'd smile too.
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* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party]]". After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.
** For reference, note that in Season 1 Buffy's death is revealed to be Giles's greatest nightmare. One can only imagine what he went through that summer, only to find her alive and well in the fall. I'd smile too.



* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party]]". After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.
** For reference, note that in Season 1 Buffy's death is revealed to be Giles's greatest nightmare. One can only imagine what he went through that summer, only to find her alive and well in the fall. I'd smile too.



* "I'm not here for the Council. Just tell me how I can help."

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* ** "I'm not here for the Council. Just tell me how I can help."
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* Xander [[spoiler:keeping Cordelia's secret about being broke and even going so far as to buy her dress for her. Even though they had really disliked each other and had a destructive romance earlier, Xander still sympathizes for her.]]
* Shortly followed by Buffy admitting to Giles that Angel is leaving. Giles' response is just... well, there's a reason it's on this page.

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* ** Xander [[spoiler:keeping Cordelia's secret about being broke and even going so far as to buy her dress for her. Even though they had really disliked each other and had a destructive romance earlier, Xander still sympathizes for her.]]
* ** Shortly followed by Buffy admitting to Giles that Angel is leaving. Giles' response is just... well, there's a reason it's on this page.
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* The end of "The Witch":

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* The end of "The Witch":"[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E3TheWitch The Witch]]":



* The moment at the end of "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" where Buffy expresses her concern that her job put Giles in danger and Giles answers that he went to the funeral home of his own free will and that Buffy isn't to blame. Furthermore, he tells her a little about how he began as a Watcher and reminds her that she (or so they thought) ruined the Master's plan, helping her to feel that [[YouAreNotAlone she's not the only one who's had to feel those pressures]], and that [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre she did achieve some good things]].
* The Master's [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes breakdown]] over Darla's death and the Anointed One's subsequent pep talk in "Angel" is pretty much the definition of UglyCute.

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* At the beginning of "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E4TeachersPet}} Teacher's Pet]]", the science teacher (Dr. Gregory) telling Buffy that she can do great things despite the marks on her permanent record and the other faculty members giving her a hard time about it. A shame that he's killed off after the conversation is finished.
* The moment at the end of "Never "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E5NeverKillABoyOnTheFirstDate}} Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" Date]]" where Buffy expresses her concern that her job put Giles in danger and Giles answers that he went to the funeral home of his own free will and that Buffy isn't to blame. Furthermore, he tells her a little about how he began as a Watcher and reminds her that she (or so they thought) ruined the Master's plan, helping her to feel that [[YouAreNotAlone she's not the only one who's had to feel those pressures]], and that [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre she did achieve some good things]].
* "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E7Angel}} Angel]]":
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The Master's [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes breakdown]] over Darla's death and the Anointed One's subsequent pep talk in "Angel" is pretty much the definition of UglyCute.



* In the season 1 episode "Nightmares", the nightmares of everyone in Sunnydale are brought to life. A particularly emotional scene reveals that Giles' nightmare is that he will fail as Buffy's watcher and she'll die because of it. Also a TearJerker.
* [[TeamDad Giles]] [[BadassBookworm gearing up]] to take [[TheHeroine Buffy's place]] against [[BigBad The Master]] in 'Prophecy Girl'. He knew it was a suicide mission, but after he read the prophecy that The Master would kill Buffy (eliciting a temporary HeroicBSOD on her part), Giles was determined to die in her place. In the end, Buffy literally had to punch him out to stop him.

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* In the season 1 episode "Nightmares", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]", the nightmares of everyone in Sunnydale are brought to life. A particularly emotional scene reveals that Giles' nightmare is that he will fail as Buffy's watcher and she'll die because of it. Also a TearJerker.
* "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl Prophecy Girl]]":
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[[TeamDad Giles]] [[BadassBookworm gearing up]] to take [[TheHeroine Buffy's place]] against [[BigBad The Master]] in 'Prophecy Girl'.Master]]. He knew it was a suicide mission, but after he read the prophecy that The Master would kill Buffy (eliciting a temporary HeroicBSOD on her part), Giles was determined to die in her place. In the end, Buffy literally had to punch him out to stop him.



* A small one, but after so much animosity on her part, it's touching to see Cordelia and Willow having a perfectly civil "girl talk" in "Prophecy Girl". It's ruined slightly by some MoodWhiplash NightmareFuel, but it's still a nice moment.
* At the beginning of "Teacher's Pet", the science teacher (Dr. Gregory) telling Buffy that she can do great things despite the marks on her permanent record and the other faculty members giving her a hard time about it. A shame that he's killed off after the conversation is finished.

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* ** A small one, but after so much animosity on her part, it's touching to see Cordelia and Willow having a perfectly civil "girl talk" in "Prophecy Girl". talk". It's ruined slightly by some MoodWhiplash NightmareFuel, but it's still a nice moment.
* At the beginning of "Teacher's Pet", the science teacher (Dr. Gregory) telling Buffy that she can do great things despite the marks on her permanent record and the other faculty members giving her a hard time about it. A shame that he's killed off after the conversation is finished.
moment.



* The ending of "When She Was Bad" - Buffy is anxious about facing Xander and Willow in class after being an alienating bitca to them... she then finds they saved a seat for her and are happy to put it all behind them.
* "Some Assembly Required" - when Giles is struggling to ask Jenny out and cursing his inability, she matter-of-factly asks him out instead. His surprise and delight is written all over his face even as he still can't quite vocalize properly, and afterwards walks off with a little hop in his step.
* In ''School Hard'', when everyone is locked in different parts of the school, hiding from the army of vampires, Giles starts to panic, considering going out into the halls to find Buffy, despite Ms. Calender's warnings. The emotion in his voice is quite touching.
--> '''Giles:''' ''(choked up)'' I-I am the Watcher! I am responsible for her and I have, I have to go!
* From the end of "School Hard":

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* The ending of "When "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E1WhenSheWasBad When She Was Bad" Bad]]" - Buffy is anxious about facing Xander and Willow in class after being an alienating bitca bitch to them... she then finds they saved a seat for her and are happy to put it all behind them.
* "Some "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E2SomeAssemblyRequired Some Assembly Required" Required]]" - when Giles is struggling to ask Jenny out and cursing his inability, she matter-of-factly asks him out instead. His surprise and delight is written all over his face even as he still can't quite vocalize properly, and afterwards walks off with a little hop in his step.
* In ''School Hard'', when "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E3SchoolHard School Hard]]":
** When
everyone is locked in different parts of the school, hiding from the army of vampires, Giles starts to panic, considering going out into the halls to find Buffy, despite Ms. Calender's warnings. The emotion in his voice is quite touching.
--> '''Giles:''' ''(choked up)'' I-I am the Watcher! I am responsible for her and I have, I have to go!
* From the end of "School Hard":
go.
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* "What's My Line, Part One"

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* "What's "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E5Reptile Boy}} Reptile Boy]]" - Buffy rebelling against Giles' strict training nearly gets herself killed by a giant demon snake...
-->'''Buffy''': I'm sorry.\\
'''Giles''': So am I. [Buffy braces for the chewing out]...I... I drive you too hard because I-I know what you have to face. From now on no, no more pushing, no more prodding. Just, um, an inordinate amount of nudging?
* Cordelia admitting without hesitation that she cares about Giles in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E8TheDarkAge}} The Dark Age]]".
* "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E9WhatsMyLinePart1}} What's
My Line, Part One"1]]":



* "Reptile Boy" - Buffy rebelling against Giles' strict training nearly gets herself killed by a giant demon snake...
-->'''Buffy''': I'm sorry.\\
'''Giles''': So am I. [Buffy braces for the chewing out]...I... I drive you too hard because I-I know what you have to face. From now on no, no more pushing, no more prodding. Just, um, an inordinate amount of nudging?
* Cordelia admitting without hesitation that she cares about Giles in "The Dark Age".
* That part in "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" where Xander demands the heart pendant he gave Cordelia as a Valentine's Day gift back, and Cordelia is visibly hurt and offended, but puts on a bold front, pretending she hadn't liked it anyway and says something along the lines of "Fine, I'll get it. It's in my locker". She opens her locker, and behind the locker door where Xander can't see what she's doing, instead of taking the pendant from the locker where she said she'd put it, she surreptitiously removes it from around her neck, where she'd been wearing it under her collar, proving how much the gift had actually meant to her. There's even sentimental piano music playing in the background when she does this.
* Xander heroically turns down a sexually aggressive Buffy (she came in to {{sexophone}} music) - the same girl he's been pining over for 28 episodes - knowing she's an unwitting victim of a love spell he cast. Nicholas Brendon's expression and delivery effectively conveys the conflicting emotions of concern for his friend, and the "I can't believe I'm actually saying this!" as he refuses Buffy's advances.
-->'''Xander''' It's not that I don't want too. Sometimes the remote, impossible possibility that you might like me was all that sustained me. But not now. Not like this. This isn't real to you. You're only here because of a spell. I mean if I thought you had one clue what it would mean to me ... But you don't ... so I can't.
** Fittingly Buffy expresses her appreciation for his discipline at the end of the episode.
* Cordelia standing up to her friends about her relationship with Xander at the end of "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered."
* The scene in "Surprise" where Buffy and Angel make love. Not just for the act itself, but for the buildup, where Angel was taking care of Buffy, and Buffy was terrified about having almost lost Angel to the Judge.

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* "Reptile Boy" - Buffy rebelling against Giles' strict training nearly gets herself killed by a giant demon snake...
-->'''Buffy''': I'm sorry.\\
'''Giles''': So am I. [Buffy braces for the chewing out]...I... I drive you too hard because I-I know what you have to face. From now on no, no more pushing, no more prodding. Just, um, an inordinate amount of nudging?
* Cordelia admitting without hesitation that she cares about Giles in "The Dark Age".
* That part in "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" where Xander demands the heart pendant he gave Cordelia as a Valentine's Day gift back, and Cordelia is visibly hurt and offended, but puts on a bold front, pretending she hadn't liked it anyway and says something along the lines of "Fine, I'll get it. It's in my locker". She opens her locker, and behind the locker door where Xander can't see what she's doing, instead of taking the pendant from the locker where she said she'd put it, she surreptitiously removes it from around her neck, where she'd been wearing it under her collar, proving how much the gift had actually meant to her. There's even sentimental piano music playing in the background when she does this.
* Xander heroically turns down a sexually aggressive Buffy (she came in to {{sexophone}} music) - the same girl he's been pining over for 28 episodes - knowing she's an unwitting victim of a love spell he cast. Nicholas Brendon's expression and delivery effectively conveys the conflicting emotions of concern for his friend, and the "I can't believe I'm actually saying this!" as he refuses Buffy's advances.
-->'''Xander''' It's not that I don't want too. Sometimes the remote, impossible possibility that you might like me was all that sustained me. But not now. Not like this. This isn't real to you. You're only here because of a spell. I mean if I thought you had one clue what it would mean to me ... But you don't ... so I can't.
"[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E13Surprise}} Surprise]]":
** Fittingly Buffy expresses her appreciation for his discipline at the end of the episode.
* Cordelia standing up to her friends about her relationship with Xander at the end of "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered."
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The scene in "Surprise" where Buffy and Angel make love. Not just for the act itself, but for the buildup, where Angel was taking care of Buffy, and Buffy was terrified about having almost lost Angel to the Judge.



** Also, Willow asking Oz to be her date to a party in the same episode. Just precious.
* And yet even "Innocence" had a Heartwarming moment at the end, as Giles reminds us that he was ten times more Buffy's father than Hank Summers ever was.

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** Also, Willow asking Oz to be her date to a party in the same episode.party. Just precious.
* And yet even "Innocence" had a Heartwarming moment at the end, as "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E14Innocence}} Innocence]]":
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Giles reminds us that he was ten times more Buffy's father than Hank Summers ever was.



* And speaking of Innocence:

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* And speaking of Innocence: **



* Though it doesn't erase everything he did, [[spoiler:Larry the bully]] coming out as gay in "Phases" is surprisingly heartwarming, especially in the end scene when he's [[TookALevelInKindness Lost A Level In Jerkass]].

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* "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E16BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered}} Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered]]":
** Xander demands the heart pendant he gave Cordelia as a Valentine's Day gift back, and Cordelia is visibly hurt and offended, but puts on a bold front, pretending she hadn't liked it anyway and says something along the lines of "Fine, I'll get it. It's in my locker". She opens her locker, and behind the locker door where Xander can't see what she's doing, instead of taking the pendant from the locker where she said she'd put it, she surreptitiously removes it from around her neck, where she'd been wearing it under her collar, proving how much the gift had actually meant to her. There's even sentimental piano music playing in the background when she does this.
** Xander heroically turns down a sexually aggressive Buffy (she came in to {{sexophone}} music) - the same girl he's been pining over for 28 episodes - knowing she's an unwitting victim of a love spell he cast. Nicholas Brendon's expression and delivery effectively conveys the conflicting emotions of concern for his friend, and the "I can't believe I'm actually saying this!" as he refuses Buffy's advances.
-->'''Xander''' It's not that I don't want too. Sometimes the remote, impossible possibility that you might like me was all that sustained me. But not now. Not like this. This isn't real to you. You're only here because of a spell. I mean if I thought you had one clue what it would mean to me ... But you don't ... so I can't.
** Fittingly Buffy expresses her appreciation for his discipline at the end of the episode.
** Cordelia standing up to her friends about her relationship with Xander at the end.
* Though it doesn't erase everything he did, [[spoiler:Larry the bully]] coming out as gay in "Phases" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E15Phases}} Phases]]" is surprisingly heartwarming, especially in the end scene when he's [[TookALevelInKindness Lost A Level In Jerkass]].



* The scene after Buffy saves Giles near the end of [[BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E17Passion "Passion"]] is both heartwarming and a [[TearJerker Tearjerker]].

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* [[BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E17Passion "Passion"]]:
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The scene after Buffy saves Giles near the end of [[BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E17Passion "Passion"]] is both heartwarming and a [[TearJerker Tearjerker]].



* In "Passion," Buffy setting aside her anger at Jenny for deceiving everyone about her past and reasons for being in Sunnydale, in order to allow Giles to have a chance at being happy with her. A very strong but understated action that shows Buffy's loving side and her care for her friends.
* In "I Only Have Eyes For You", when Willow gives Giles the rose quartz that belonged to [[spoiler: Jenny Calendar]]. The understated acting of both Creator/AlysonHannigan and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead is what really sells it.
* ''Go Fish'' has a small one where Buffy saves one of the swim team members from Angelus. Keep in mind that one of them tried to rape her before. We hardly see her actually saving a victim from attack, then she goes the extra mile in walking him home.
** In the same episode Cordelia(!), when she thinks that Xander has transformed into a fish-monster, says that it doesn't matter and that she'll still try to be with him.

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* In "Passion," ** Buffy setting aside her anger at Jenny for deceiving everyone about her past and reasons for being in Sunnydale, in order to allow Giles to have a chance at being happy with her. A very strong but understated action that shows Buffy's loving side and her care for her friends.
* In "I "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E19IOnlyHaveEyesForYou}} I Only Have Eyes For You", You]]", when Willow gives Giles the rose quartz that belonged to [[spoiler: Jenny Calendar]]. The understated acting of both Creator/AlysonHannigan and Creator/AnthonyStewartHead is what really sells it.
* ''Go Fish'' has a "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E20GoFish}} Go Fish]]"
** A
small one moment where Buffy saves one of the swim team members from Angelus. Keep in mind that one of them tried to rape her before. We hardly see her actually saving a victim from attack, then she goes the extra mile in walking him home.
** In the same episode Cordelia(!), when she thinks that Xander has transformed into a fish-monster, says that it doesn't matter and that she'll still try to be with him.



* A small moment from "Becoming, Part One." Kendra giving Buffy her personal stake, Mister Pointy, is a very kind gesture that demonstrates how meeting Buffy and the Scoobies has allowed Kendra to open up a bit to others.

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* A small moment from "Becoming, "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E21BecomingPart1}} Becoming, Part One." 1]]". Kendra giving Buffy her personal stake, Mister Pointy, is a very kind gesture that demonstrates how meeting Buffy and the Scoobies has allowed Kendra to open up a bit to others.



* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "Dead Man's Party." After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.

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* A smaller, but just as heartwarming Giles moment, when Buffy returns from Los Angeles in "Dead "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E2DeadMansParty Dead Man's Party." Party]]". After settling in she goes to find her friends and they head to Giles house. While Xander, Willow and Buffy joke in his living room Giles goes to the kitchen to get tea. While there he listens to them laughing in the next room, takes off his glasses, leans against his cabinets and smiles.



* In Wesley's first appearance (''Bad Girls'' in the third season), when Buffy begins to report to Giles on her patrols, Wesley tells Buffy that Giles is no longer her Watcher and the only reason she should need to talk to Giles is about overdue book fees. Buffy turns to Giles.
-->'''Buffy:''' We'll talk?\\
'''Giles:''' Of course.
* Also from ''Bad Girls,'' when Giles and Wesley are captured by Balthazar, and Wesley is freaking the hell out, Giles, knowing full well that Balthazar intends to kill them, offers to give the demon the information he wants in exchange for letting Wesley go. We've seen previously that Giles is more than willing to die for the people he loves, but he takes it a step further in this episode, demonstrating that he's just as willing to give his life for someone he doesn't even like.
* The ending of "Amends." Buffy tries to stop Angel from killing himself by standing in sunlight. Out of nowhere, it starts snowing, and the sun doesn't come out that day. The episode ends with Buffy and Angel walking through the snow holding hands.

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* In Wesley's first appearance (''Bad Girls'' in the third season), when Buffy begins to report to Giles on her patrols, Wesley tells Buffy that Giles is no longer her Watcher and the only reason she should need to talk to Giles is about overdue book fees. Buffy turns to Giles.
-->'''Buffy:''' We'll talk?\\
'''Giles:''' Of course.
* Also from ''Bad Girls,'' when Giles and Wesley are captured by Balthazar, and Wesley is freaking the hell out, Giles, knowing full well that Balthazar intends to kill them, offers to give the demon the information he wants in exchange for letting Wesley go. We've seen previously that Giles is more than willing to die for the people he loves, but he takes it a step further in this episode, demonstrating that he's just as willing to give his life for someone he doesn't even like.
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"[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E10Amends}} Amends]]":
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The ending of "Amends." ending. Buffy tries to stop Angel from killing himself by standing in sunlight. Out of nowhere, it starts snowing, and the sun doesn't come out that day. The episode ends with Buffy and Angel walking through the snow holding hands.



* Similarly, any scene with Faith and Mayor Wilkins in season three. This one is both heartwarming and weird, considering that the Mayor is the ''BigBad''.

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* Similarly, any "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E12Helpless}} Helpless]]":
** After the events of "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E8LoversWalk}} Lovers Walk]]" (re: discovering Xander and Willow making out), Cordelia has been rather frosty towards the Scooby Gang. Buffy has just learned that Giles was responsible (on order of the Watcher's Council) of drugging her and dampening her Slayer powers. She asks Cordelia (who has no idea of all of this) for a ride home in a voice that simply ''screams'' pain and desperation. Without hesitation, Cordelia agrees.
** Buffy's real father abandons her on her birthday, and she learns that Giles has drugged her. Both father figures in her life, from her perspective, have betrayed her. However, Giles proves his love to Buffy yet again by attempting to take her place in the council's test. Putting himself in grave danger in the process and losing his position. As the end of the episode, Quentin Travers makes Giles's feelings for Buffy quite clear: "You have a father's love for the child, and that is useless to the cause".
* "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E14BadGirls}} Bad Girls]]":
** In Wesley's first appearance, when Buffy begins to report to Giles on her patrols, Wesley tells Buffy that Giles is no longer her Watcher and the only reason she should need to talk to Giles is about overdue book fees. Buffy turns to Giles.
-->'''Buffy:''' We'll talk?\\
'''Giles:''' Of course.
** When Giles and Wesley are captured by Balthazar, and Wesley is freaking the hell out, Giles, knowing full well that Balthazar intends to kill them, offers to give the demon the information he wants in exchange for letting Wesley go. We've seen previously that Giles is more than willing to die for the people he loves, but he takes it a step further in this episode, demonstrating that he's just as willing to give his life for someone he doesn't even like.
* Any
scene with Faith and Mayor Wilkins in season three.Wilkins. This one is both heartwarming and weird, considering that the Mayor is the ''BigBad''.



* Buffy, Xander and Giles all hugging Willow in "Doppelgangland". Sure, it was simultaneously PlayedForLaughs, but they love that girl so much. Especially the hug from Giles. Buffy and Xander had just finished giving a crushing hug to Willow, and she turned to him for a more measured response, and instead received an even more crushing hug from Giles.

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* Buffy, Xander and Giles all hugging Willow in "Doppelgangland"."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E16Doppelgangland}} Doppelgangland]]". Sure, it was simultaneously PlayedForLaughs, but they love that girl so much. Especially the hug from Giles. Buffy and Xander had just finished giving a crushing hug to Willow, and she turned to him for a more measured response, and instead received an even more crushing hug from Giles.



* After Angel acts like he's been turned back into Angelus and Buffy needs some time to deal.

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* After Angel acts like he's been turned back into Angelus and Buffy needs some time to deal.deal in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E17Enemies}} Enemies]]".



* Toward the end of the third-season episode "Choices," Buffy is depressed that she's forced to stay in Sunnydale. Willow ends up approaching her and starts talking to her. During the conversation, Willow casually reveals that she's going to UC Sunnydale and shows Buffy that she's still going to have her best friend by her side. Cue [[{{Glomp}} tackle/hug]] from Buffy and some sweet [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship romantic friendship]] moments.

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* Toward the end of the third-season episode "Choices," "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E19Choices}} Choices]]", Buffy is depressed that she's forced to stay in Sunnydale. Willow ends up approaching her and starts talking to her. During the conversation, Willow casually reveals that she's going to UC Sunnydale and shows Buffy that she's still going to have her best friend by her side. Cue [[{{Glomp}} tackle/hug]] from Buffy and some sweet [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship romantic friendship]] moments.



* After the events of "Lover's Walk" (re: discovering Xander and Willow making out), Cordelia has been rather frosty towards the Scooby Gang. In "Helpless," Buffy has just learned that Giles was responsible (on order of the Watcher's Council) of drugging her and dampening her Slayer powers. She asks Cordelia (who has no idea of all of this) for a ride home in a voice that simply ''screams'' pain and desperation. Without hesitation, Cordelia agrees.
* In Helpless, Buffy's real father abandons her on her birthday, and she learns that Giles has drugged her. Both father figures in her life, from her perspective, have betrayed her. However, Giles proves his love to Buffy yet again by attempting to take her place in the council's test. Putting himself in grave danger in the process and losing his position. As the end of the episode, Quentin Travers makes Giles's feelings for Buffy quite clear: "You have a father's love for the child, and that is useless to the cause".
* Buffy gets a CMOH, as well as a CMOA and CMOF, in The Prom. Hurting from Angel breaking up with her, she is disinterested in a student, Tucker, training hell hounds to attack the prom, until the Scoobies begin getting scared and upset about their night being ruined, driving Buffy to action.

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* After the events of "Lover's Walk" (re: discovering Xander and Willow making out), Cordelia has been rather frosty towards the Scooby Gang. In "Helpless," Buffy has just learned that Giles was responsible (on order of the Watcher's Council) of drugging her and dampening her Slayer powers. She asks Cordelia (who has no idea of all of this) for a ride home in a voice that simply ''screams'' pain and desperation. Without hesitation, Cordelia agrees.
* In Helpless, Buffy's real father abandons her on her birthday, and she learns that Giles has drugged her. Both father figures in her life, from her perspective, have betrayed her. However, Giles proves his love to Buffy yet again by attempting to take her place in the council's test. Putting himself in grave danger in the process and losing his position. As the end of the episode, Quentin Travers makes Giles's feelings for Buffy quite clear: "You have a father's love for the child, and that is useless to the cause".
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"[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm}} The Prom]]".
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Buffy gets a CMOH, as well as a CMOA and CMOF, in The Prom.CMOF. Hurting from Angel breaking up with her, she is disinterested in a student, Tucker, training hell hounds to attack the prom, until the Scoobies begin getting scared and upset about their night being ruined, driving Buffy to action.



* Xander [[spoiler:keeping Cordelia's secret about being broke and even going so far as to buy her dress for her. Even though they had really disliked each other and had a destructive romance earlier, Xander still sympathizes for her.]]
* Shortly followed by Buffy admitting to Giles that Angel is leaving. Giles' response is just... well, there's a reason it's on this page.
-->'''Giles''' (looking truly crestfallen): Oh, Buffy, I'm sorry. (pause) I don't really know what to say. ({{beat}}) Um, I understand that this sort of thing requires... ice cream of some kind.
* Jonathan giving Buffy the "Class Protector" award in "The Prom."

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* Xander [[spoiler:keeping Cordelia's secret about being broke and even going so far as to buy her dress for her. Even though they had really disliked each other and had a destructive romance earlier, Xander still sympathizes for her.]]
* Shortly followed by Buffy admitting to Giles that Angel is leaving. Giles' response is just... well, there's a reason it's on this page.
-->'''Giles''' (looking truly crestfallen): Oh, Buffy, I'm sorry. (pause) I don't really know what to say. ({{beat}}) Um, I understand that this sort of thing requires... ice cream of some kind.
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** Jonathan giving Buffy the "Class Protector" award in "The Prom."award.



* It's small, really really small, but in ''Graduation Day, Part 1,'' the scene with Xander coming in late to class and the teacher chastising his students for taking it easy after finals, and talking about how this is still a classroom- right before he starts playing a game of hangmen with his students and laughing. It's just a footnote of the whole episode, but I think it shows that the bonds between teacher and student that we rarely see in this series.
* A very small moment at the end of ''Graduation Day, Part 2.'' In the aftermath of the battle and the school being blown up, Giles tells Buffy how proud he is of her for leading everyone and ultimately stopping the Mayor, which in itself is quite heartwarming. Giles then proceeds to pull out Buffy's diploma, which he personally salvaged from the wreckage, and hands it to her, telling her that even if might not mean much to her, she's more than earned it. Buffy's facial expression is what sells the moment though as it becomes clear that it is important to her, especially since it's coming from Giles.
* A subtle one from ''Graduation Day, Part 2.'' Cordelia walks into the library, demanding to know why Buffy rejected Wesley as her Watcher. Cordy tells Giles, "I just got off the phone with him. He could hardly speak, he was so upset." For the most part, Wes and Cordy's awkwardly flirtatious relationship is [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]] on ''Buffy'', and doesn't really develop into a deeper and more meaningful friendship until they both go over to ''{{Series/Angel}}'', but this scene shows that they really do care about each other, and it's really sweet (and a little bit sad) when you realize that when Wesley was upset, his first thought was to call the only person in Sunnydale who actually liked him.

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* Xander [[spoiler:keeping Cordelia's secret about being broke and even going so far as to buy her dress for her. Even though they had really disliked each other and had a destructive romance earlier, Xander still sympathizes for her.]]
* Shortly followed by Buffy admitting to Giles that Angel is leaving. Giles' response is just... well, there's a reason it's on this page.
-->'''Giles''' (looking truly crestfallen): Oh, Buffy, I'm sorry. (pause) I don't really know what to say. ({{beat}}) Um, I understand that this sort of thing requires... ice cream of some kind.
* It's small, really really small, but in ''Graduation "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E21GraduationDayPart1}} Graduation Day, Part 1,'' 1]]" the scene with Xander coming in late to class and the teacher chastising his students for taking it easy after finals, and talking about how this is still a classroom- right before he starts playing a game of hangmen with his students and laughing. It's just a footnote of the whole episode, but I think it shows that the bonds between teacher and student that we rarely see in this series.
* "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E22GraduationDayPart2}} Graduation Day, Part 2]]":
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A very small moment at the end of ''Graduation Day, Part 2.'' end. In the aftermath of the battle and the school being blown up, Giles tells Buffy how proud he is of her for leading everyone and ultimately stopping the Mayor, which in itself is quite heartwarming. Giles then proceeds to pull out Buffy's diploma, which he personally salvaged from the wreckage, and hands it to her, telling her that even if might not mean much to her, she's more than earned it. Buffy's facial expression is what sells the moment though as it becomes clear that it is important to her, especially since it's coming from Giles.
* A subtle one from ''Graduation Day, Part 2.'' ** Cordelia walks into the library, demanding to know why Buffy rejected Wesley as her Watcher. Cordy tells Giles, "I just got off the phone with him. He could hardly speak, he was so upset." For the most part, Wes and Cordy's awkwardly flirtatious relationship is [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]] on ''Buffy'', and doesn't really develop into a deeper and more meaningful friendship until they both go over to ''{{Series/Angel}}'', but this scene shows that they really do care about each other, and it's really sweet (and a little bit sad) when you realize that when Wesley was upset, his first thought was to call the only person in Sunnydale who actually liked him.
4th Apr '18 3:11:05 AM haloinsider
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While some of the trademarks of ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' are its witty Whedonesque dialogue and the shattering TearJerker moments that befall the people of Sunnydale, one of the things that also makes it special is the bedrock of support that its characters offer each other time and time again. Some of the great Heartwarming moments include:

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While some of the trademarks of ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' are its witty Whedonesque dialogue and the shattering TearJerker moments that befall the people of Sunnydale, one of the things that also makes it special is the bedrock of support that its characters offer each other time and time again.

Some of the great Heartwarming moments include:
3rd Apr '18 6:59:41 AM haloinsider
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->''"Let me tell you something. When it's dark, and I'm all alone, and I'm scared or freaked out or whatever, I always think, 'What would Buffy do?' You're my '''hero'''!"''

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->''"Let me tell you something. When it's dark, and I'm all alone, and I'm scared or freaked out or whatever, I always think, 'What would Buffy do?' You're my '''hero'''!"''hero!"''
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->''"Let me tell you something. When it's dark, and I'm all alone, and I'm scared or freaked out or whatever, I always think, 'What would Buffy do?' You're my hero!"''

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->''"Let me tell you something. When it's dark, and I'm all alone, and I'm scared or freaked out or whatever, I always think, 'What would Buffy do?' You're my hero!"'''''hero'''!"''
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