History Heartwarming / CalvinAndHobbes

20th Apr '17 6:29:23 PM KizunaTallis
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--->'''Mom:''' It looks like we're a whole family again.

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--->'''Mom:''' -->'''Mom:''' It looks like we're a whole family again.



** The "Lazy Sunday" Christmas strip: "MOM! Santa didn't bring Hobbes anything!... Well, here's a present from ''me'', anyway. *Hugs Hobbes* Hope it fits." "The best presents don't come in boxes. I'll treasure this one forever."

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** The "Lazy Sunday" Christmas strip: "MOM! Santa didn't bring Hobbes anything!... Well, here's a present from ''me'', anyway. *Hugs Hobbes* (Hugs Hobbes) Hope it fits." "The best presents don't come in boxes. I'll treasure this one forever."



* The boys [[http://tinyurl.com/otswxx5 get Photoshopped into real-world photographs,]] 'cause hey -- hasn't every fan, deep down, wanted to have them in the real world?



* In one Sunday Strip, Susie makes the effort to invite Calvin and Hobbes to a tea and cookie party being hosted by Mr. Bun. When Calvin told her he wouldn't have gone if she'd paid him, she looked genuinely broken up about it, and the joy on her face when he shows up anyway really shows how much she cares about Calvin (Even if she hates him a little.)

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* In one Sunday Strip, Susie makes the effort to invite Calvin and Hobbes to a tea and cookie party being hosted by Mr. Bun. When Calvin told her he wouldn't have gone if she'd paid him, she looked genuinely broken up about it, and the joy on her face when he shows up anyway really shows how much she cares about Calvin (Even (even if she hates can't stand him a little.)at times).



* In one arc, Calvin talks with Hobbes about how he accidentally went a bit to far in insulting Susie, which sent her home crying. Note that this isn't Calvin going into NeverMyFault mode...''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he actually feels bad about it]]''.

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* In one arc, Calvin talks with Hobbes about how he accidentally went a bit to too far in insulting Susie, which sent her home crying. Note that this isn't Calvin going into NeverMyFault mode... ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he actually feels bad about it]]''.



* The fact that Bill credits his parents as inspirations for Calvin's parents. He confirms in the Tenth Anniversary book that yes, his dad would take the family out on miserable camping trips, bike in the snow, and eat oatmeal. He also regrets only showing Calvin's mother when she has to handle Calvin nonsense in the middle of her painting.
** When describing Susie, Bill writes that after so many strips about boys created by men, he thinks a strip about a little girl, created by a woman, "could be great." It becomes {{Heartwarming In Hindsight}} when you consider that nowadays we have ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which many fans consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbbes''.

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* The boys [[http://tinyurl.com/otswxx5 get Photoshopped into real-world photographs,]] 'cause hey -- hasn't every fan, deep down, wanted to have them in the real world?
* The fact that Bill credits his parents as inspirations for Calvin's parents. He confirms in the Tenth Anniversary book that yes, his dad would take the family out on miserable camping trips, bike in the snow, and eat oatmeal. He also regrets only showing Calvin's mother when she has to handle Calvin nonsense in the middle of her painting.
and react to Calvin's bad behavior.
** When describing Susie, Bill writes wrote that after so many strips about boys created by men, he thinks a strip about a little girl, girl created by a woman, "could be great." It becomes {{Heartwarming In Hindsight}} when you consider that nowadays we have ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which many fans consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbbes''.
30th Mar '17 2:04:31 PM KizunaTallis
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* This line from Calvin at the beginning of the Raccoon arc, where they find the injured raccoon and decide to get Calvin's mom:
-->You don't get to be Mom if you can't fix everything just right.
* The strips right at the end and after the Raccoon Story line, where Calvin and Hobbes talk about what happened, and Hobbes promise. The following line is either this or TearJerker since it's after the raccoon dies, and Calvin starts to CryCute on hearing the news.

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* The "Little Raccoon" story arc, while a definite {{tearjerker}}, has these moments throughout.
**
This line from Calvin at the beginning of the Raccoon arc, where they when he and Hobbes find the injured raccoon and decide to get Calvin's mom:
-->You -->"You don't get to be Mom if you can't fix everything just right.
* The strips right at the end and after the Raccoon Story line, where
right."
** When
Calvin brings his mom to the raccoon, she then tells him to go back and Hobbes talk about what happened, get some towels. As she sits and Hobbes promise. The following line is either waits by the raccoon's side, she starts absentmindedly talking to Hobbes, who Calvin had left there to watch over the raccoon.
-->'''Mom''': I don't think
this poor little guy is going to make it, Hobbes. (''sighs'') I hate it when these things happen. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments ...You can tell I'm upset when I start talking to]] ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments YOU.]]''
** The next day, Calvin comes running to his dad as soon as he wakes up to check on the raccoon. His dad, for once not in a sarcastic
or TearJerker since it's after bitter mood, breaks it to Calvin gently that the raccoon dies, has died, and tries to comfort him as he breaks down sobbing. When Calvin starts to CryCute on hearing says the news.line below, his dad has the saddest look, knowing how Calvin feels.



* During that scene, Calvin comes running to his dad as soon as he wakes up to check on the racoon. His dad, for once not in a sarcastic or bitter mood, breaks it to Calvin gently that the raccoon has died, and tries to comfort him. When Calvin says the above line, his dad has the saddest look, knowing how Calvin feels.
* Calvin's mom gets a nice moment in the raccoon arc. Calvin brings his mom to the raccoon, she then tells him to go back and get some towels. As she sits and waits by the raccoon's side she starts absentmindedly talking to Hobbes, who Calvin had left there to watch over the raccoon.
-->'''Mom''': I don't think this poor little guy is going to make it, Hobbes. (''sighs'') I hate it when these things happen. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments ...You can tell I'm upset when I start talking to]] ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments YOU.]]''

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* During that scene, ** Finally at the end, Calvin comes running to his dad as soon as he wakes up to check on the racoon. His dad, for once not in a sarcastic or bitter mood, breaks it to Calvin gently that the raccoon has died, and tries Hobbes go to comfort him. When Calvin says the above line, his dad has the saddest look, knowing how Calvin feels.
* Calvin's mom gets a nice moment in the raccoon arc. Calvin brings his mom to the raccoon, she then tells him to go back and get some towels. As she sits and waits by
the raccoon's side she starts absentmindedly talking to Hobbes, who Calvin had left there to watch over grave out in the raccoon.
-->'''Mom''': I don't think this poor little guy is going to
woods, and after some reflection, they make it, Hobbes. (''sighs'') I hate it when these things happen. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments ...You can tell I'm upset when I start talking to]] ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments YOU.]]''a promise [[TrueCompanions to never leave each other]].



* The story line where Calvin comes home after a trip to find his house broken into and fears Hobbes has been stolen. His mom finding Hobbes:

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* The story line where Calvin comes home after a trip to find his house broken into and fears Hobbes has been stolen. His mom finding Hobbes:finds Hobbes and Calvin's reaction:



* The Rosalyn-Plays-Calvinball arc was fun, and funny, but it was also great closure. Remember that Rosalyn is Calvin's enemy (and vice versa!) so having them make peace via the "NotSoDifferent" trope is a wonderful way to wrap up that conflict. There's a reason it's Roz's last appearance in the strip: The conflict has been defanged and from now on she's probably going to be Calvin's favorite babysitter. But [[{{WAFF}} that's not so bad]], is it?

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* The Rosalyn-Plays-Calvinball "Rosalyn Plays Calvinball" arc was fun, and funny, but it was also great closure. Remember that Rosalyn is Calvin's enemy (and vice versa!) so having them make peace via the "NotSoDifferent" trope is a wonderful way to wrap up that conflict. There's a reason it's Roz's last appearance in the strip: The conflict has been defanged and from now on she's probably going to be Calvin's favorite babysitter. But [[{{WAFF}} that's not so bad]], is it?



-->'''Calvin''': (''smiling'') Not so hard, you big sissy. You squeeze my tears out.
-->'''Hobbes''': Merry Christmas.

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-->'''Calvin''': (''smiling'') (''[[TearsOfJoy smiling and crying]]'') Not so hard, you big sissy. You squeeze my tears out.
-->'''Hobbes''': (shedding tears of his own) Merry Christmas.



* During the baseball story arc, Calvin learns from Susie that he is the only boy who didn't sign up to play baseball during recess. After his obligatory GirlsHaveCooties moment, the next strip shows him riding the see-saw with Susie, talking to her in a very non-Calvin way. Really, this more than anything emphasizes that, no matter how much they may hate each other, Calvin and Susie really are best friends.

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* During the baseball story arc, Calvin learns from Susie that he is the only boy who didn't sign up to play baseball during recess. After his obligatory GirlsHaveCooties moment, the next strip shows him riding the see-saw with Susie, talking to her in a very non-Calvin non-antagonistic way. Really, this more than anything emphasizes that, no matter how much they may hate each other, Calvin and Susie really are best friends.



* The famous comic of Calvin dressing as his dad is hilarious and heart warming because Calvin was able to make his mom laugh so hard she fell out of her chair.

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* The famous comic of Calvin dressing as his dad is hilarious and heart warming heartwarming because Calvin was able to make his mom laugh so hard she fell out of her chair.



** The beginning has Calvin's mom (teasingly) gushing over how cute her husband looks doing the Happy Hamster Hop for his son (although he's embarrassed by it).

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** The beginning also has Calvin's mom (teasingly) gushing over how cute her husband looks doing the Happy Hamster Hop for his son (although he's embarrassed by it).



* During the arc where Calvin accidentally breaks his dad's binoculars, he panics about it the whole afternoon, and his conscience finally gets to him at the dinner table. Predictably, Calvin's Dad initially has a {{Freak Out}}...until he realizes just how badly Calvin has been beating himself up. He not only accepts Calvin's apology, but also apologizes to Calvin for yelling at him, admitting that in the grand scheme of things, a broken pair of binoculars isn't the end of the world.

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* During the arc where Calvin accidentally breaks his dad's binoculars, he panics about it the whole afternoon, and his conscience finally gets to him at the dinner table. Predictably, Calvin's Dad initially has a {{Freak Out}}... until he realizes just how badly Calvin has been beating himself up. He not only accepts Calvin's apology, but also apologizes to Calvin for yelling at him, admitting that in the grand scheme of things, a broken pair of binoculars isn't the end of the world.



** When describing Susie, Bill writes that after so many strips about boys created by men, he thinks a strip about a little girl, created by a woman, "could be great." It becomes {{Heartwarming In Hindsight}} when you consider that nowadays we have {{ComicStrip/Phoebe And Her Unicorn}}, which many fans consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbbes''.

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** When describing Susie, Bill writes that after so many strips about boys created by men, he thinks a strip about a little girl, created by a woman, "could be great." It becomes {{Heartwarming In Hindsight}} when you consider that nowadays we have {{ComicStrip/Phoebe And Her Unicorn}}, ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', which many fans consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbbes''.
21st Feb '17 11:24:54 AM heartauthor
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** In one Sunday strip, Calvin hits Susie with a snowball from behind [[RunningGag (as per usual)]]; however, when Susie starts crying that the impact [[WoundedGazelleGambit knocked her eyeball out]], Calvin immediately panics and starts to look for it, offering a genuine apology.
3rd Jan '17 8:15:04 PM heartauthor
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** When describing Susie, Bill writes that after so many strips about boys created by men, he thinks a strip about a little girl, created by a woman, "could be great." It becomes {{Heartwarming In Hindsight}} when you consider that nowadays we have [[Comic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn]], which many fans consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbbes''.

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** When describing Susie, Bill writes that after so many strips about boys created by men, he thinks a strip about a little girl, created by a woman, "could be great." It becomes {{Heartwarming In Hindsight}} when you consider that nowadays we have [[Comic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn]], {{ComicStrip/Phoebe And Her Unicorn}}, which many fans consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbbes''.
3rd Jan '17 8:13:47 PM heartauthor
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** When describing Susie, Bill writes that after so many strips about boys created by men, he thinks a strip about a little girl, created by a woman, "could be great." It becomes {{Heartwarming In Hindsight}} when you consider that nowadays we have [[Comic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn]], which many fans consider to be a {{Spiritual Successor}} to ''Calvin and Hobbbes''.
3rd Jan '17 8:00:08 PM heartauthor
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* During one comic, Calvin in a GrumpyBear mood says that he doesn't see how people can fall in love, and how people can stand each other. He and Hobbes are strolling through the woods in the middle of fall. Hobbes then points out the leaves, and says that it's more fun to watch them with someone than to watch it alone. Calvin after a beat agrees, but says he'd rather watch with a '''tiger'' than with a person. Hobbes asserts, "That goes without saying."
* During the arc where Calvin accidentally breaks his dad's binoculars, he panics about it the whole afternoon, and his conscience finally gets to him at the dinner table. Predictably, Calvin's Dad initially has a {{Freak-Out}}...until he realizes just how badly Calvin has been beating himself up. He not only accepts Calvin's apology, but also apologizes to Calvin for yelling at him, admitting that in the grand scheme of things, a broken pair of binoculars isn't the end of the world.

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* During one comic, Calvin in a GrumpyBear mood says that he doesn't see how people can fall in love, and how people can stand each other. He and Hobbes are strolling through the woods in the middle of fall. Hobbes then points out the leaves, and says that it's more fun to watch them with someone than to watch it alone. Calvin after a beat agrees, but says he'd rather watch with a '''tiger'' ''tiger'' than with a person. Hobbes asserts, "That goes without saying."
* During the arc where Calvin accidentally breaks his dad's binoculars, he panics about it the whole afternoon, and his conscience finally gets to him at the dinner table. Predictably, Calvin's Dad initially has a {{Freak-Out}}...{{Freak Out}}...until he realizes just how badly Calvin has been beating himself up. He not only accepts Calvin's apology, but also apologizes to Calvin for yelling at him, admitting that in the grand scheme of things, a broken pair of binoculars isn't the end of the world.
3rd Jan '17 7:59:08 PM heartauthor
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* During the arc where Calvin accidentally breaks his dad's binoculars, he panics about it the whole afternoon, and his conscience finally gets to him at the dinner table. Predictably, Calvin's Dad initially has a {{Freak-Out}}...until he realizes just how badly Calvin has been beating himself up. He not only accepts Calvin's apology, but also apologizes to Calvin for yelling at him, admitting that in the grand scheme of things, a broken pair of binoculars isn't the end of the world.
15th Nov '16 8:34:38 PM Jayalaw
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* This line from Calvin at the beginning of the Raccoon arc.

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* This line from Calvin at the beginning of the Raccoon arc.arc, where they find the injured raccoon and decide to get Calvin's mom:



* The strips right at the end and after the Raccoon Story line. This line is either this or TearJerker.

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* The strips right at the end and after the Raccoon Story line. This line, where Calvin and Hobbes talk about what happened, and Hobbes promise. The following line is either this or TearJerker.TearJerker since it's after the raccoon dies, and Calvin starts to CryCute on hearing the news.



* During that scene, Calvin comes running to his dad as soon as he wakes up to check on the racoon. His dad, for once not in a sarcastic or bitter mood, breaks it to Calvin gently that the raccoon has died, and tries to comfort him. When Calvin says the above line, his dad has the saddest look, knowing how Calvin feels.



* One storyline has Calvin coming down with a bad case of the stomach flu. When his mom goes to check on him in the morning, she mentions that she's going to have to call the doctor, and Calvin won't miss school because it's Saturday. Calvin's responses? A weak "Okay" and "I know." The last panel is a visibly panicked Mom running to the phone to call the doctor. Even though Calvin normally putting up a fuss about the doctor and being sick on weekends can drive Mom crazy, she still realizes that if her son's not reacting that way, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something's wrong]].

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* One storyline has Calvin coming down with a bad case of the stomach flu.flu at two in the morning. When his mom goes to check on him in the morning, she mentions that she's going to have to call the doctor, and Calvin won't miss school because it's Saturday. Calvin's responses? A weak "Okay" and "I know." The last panel is a visibly panicked Mom running to the phone to call the doctor. Even though Calvin normally putting up a fuss about the doctor and being sick on weekends can drive Mom crazy, she still realizes that if her son's not reacting that way, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something's wrong]].




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* During one comic, Calvin in a GrumpyBear mood says that he doesn't see how people can fall in love, and how people can stand each other. He and Hobbes are strolling through the woods in the middle of fall. Hobbes then points out the leaves, and says that it's more fun to watch them with someone than to watch it alone. Calvin after a beat agrees, but says he'd rather watch with a '''tiger'' than with a person. Hobbes asserts, "That goes without saying."


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* The fact that Bill credits his parents as inspirations for Calvin's parents. He confirms in the Tenth Anniversary book that yes, his dad would take the family out on miserable camping trips, bike in the snow, and eat oatmeal. He also regrets only showing Calvin's mother when she has to handle Calvin nonsense in the middle of her painting.
* In the tenth anniversary collection, Bill includes a photograph of his cat Sprite, the real life inspiration for Hobbes, in the introduction.
* The fact that in the original comic Calvin was going to be the main character's younger brother. In that world, Calvin had an older brother, which means his parents weren't too frustrated about having two children.
12th Oct '16 4:20:16 PM Monolaf317
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*** There's some Fridge heartwarming as in the comic Susie saw Hobbes as a stuffed toy like everyone else. Years later she finally learned to see him as Calvin does

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*** There's some Fridge heartwarming as in the comic Susie saw Hobbes as a stuffed toy like everyone else. Years later she finally learned to see him as Calvin doesdoes.
30th Aug '16 2:34:46 PM LadyYuki
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* In one weekly-edition strip, Calvin is looking out the window at a raging snowstorm. "The roads are a mess! [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/01/01 I hope Dad makes it home OK."]] Fortunately, Dad's fine. He's just in denial about bicycle season being over.
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