History Heartwarming / PearlsBeforeSwine

16th Jan '16 10:27:07 PM nombretomado
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* The creator's tribute to Bil Keane (creator of FamilyCircus) in his [[http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/the-dotted-line-fades-away-a-few-words-about-bil-keane-1922-2011/ blog]]. And his [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 tribute strip]].

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* The creator's tribute to Bil Keane (creator of FamilyCircus) ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'') in his [[http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/the-dotted-line-fades-away-a-few-words-about-bil-keane-1922-2011/ blog]]. And his [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 tribute strip]].
27th Sep '15 9:08:18 AM mlsmithca
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* Another one has [[AuthorAvatar Stephan]] mourning the death of his father-in-law. Since just describing it would do little to get the [[BuffySpeak heartwarmingness]] of the moment across, here's the dialogue.
--> '''Stephen''': And now he's gone. And I sit here and wonder... where did he go? Where is all that love? Where is all that acceptance? ... Where is Rick?
--> ''Pig hugs Stephen.''
--> '''Stephen''': There he is.

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* Another one The [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-02-07/ February 7, 2010]] strip has [[AuthorAvatar Stephan]] mourning the death of his father-in-law. Since just describing it would do little to get the [[BuffySpeak heartwarmingness]] of the moment across, here's the dialogue.
--> '''Stephen''': '''Stephan''': And now he's gone. And I sit here and wonder... where did he go? Where is all that love? Where is all that acceptance? ... Where is Rick?
--> ''Pig hugs Stephen.Stephan.''
--> '''Stephen''': '''Stephan''': There he is.



* The creator's tribute to Bil Keane (creator of FamilyCircus) in his [[http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/the-dotted-line-fades-away-a-few-words-about-bil-keane-1922-2011/ blog]].
** And his [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 tribute strip]].

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* The creator's tribute to Bil Keane (creator of FamilyCircus) in his [[http://stephanpastis.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/the-dotted-line-fades-away-a-few-words-about-bil-keane-1922-2011/ blog]].
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blog]]. And his [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 tribute strip]].



** There's also Pastis's touching memorial to his recently deceased father-in-law from [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-02-07/ February 2, 2010]]
** The conclusion of an arc that has Junior Croc dating a girl zebra (Zebra's niece). When Junior finds out she's leaving he proceeds to break down his door (he was grounded at the time) and give her a goodbye hug.
*** Another one happens when the two string popcorn while Zebra decorates the tree after Billy runs away to spend Christmas with them.
*** Also involving Junior is [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/06/15 this June 15, 2011]] strip. Making it even more heartwarming is it was released a few days before Father's Day in many countries.
** Given the strip's animosity towards FamilyCircus and Bil Keane, the [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 December 25th strip]] was an oddly touching tribute...

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** There's also Pastis's touching memorial to his recently deceased father-in-law from [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-02-07/ February 2, 2010]]
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* The conclusion of an arc that has Junior Croc dating a girl zebra (Zebra's niece). When Junior finds out she's leaving he proceeds to break down his door (he was grounded at the time) and give her a goodbye hug.
*** ** Another one happens when the two string popcorn while Zebra decorates the tree after Billy runs away to spend Christmas with them.
*** ** Also involving Junior is [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/06/15 this June 15, 2011]] strip. Making it even more heartwarming is it was released a few days before Father's Day in many countries. \n** Given the strip's animosity towards FamilyCircus and Bil Keane, the [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 December 25th strip]] was an oddly touching tribute...
27th Sep '15 4:18:22 AM KittyMarie92
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* The tribute to the victims in the Sandy School shooting [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/01/14]].

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* The tribute to the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/01/14]].
14th Sep '15 6:20:53 PM zettabeam62
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* A strip from around Memorial Day 2003 starts with Zebra and Rat discussing Pig, who Rat dropped off at the bus station for a trip. Rat speculates that Pig may have gone to the beach as that's "what everyone does on these long weekends." The wide shot shows Pig alone at the Vietnam War Memorial, reading the names.

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* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2003/05/25 A strip strip]] from around Memorial Day 2003 starts with Zebra and Rat discussing Pig, who Rat dropped off at the bus station for a trip. Rat speculates that Pig may have gone to the beach as that's "what everyone does on these long weekends." The wide shot shows Pig alone at the Vietnam War Memorial, reading the names.
2nd Jul '15 12:09:07 PM MisterBeeg
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* After Larry gets kicked out of the "Li'l Tykes Kid's Club", when he tries to form [[http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/5fe3ebc07345012ee3c400163e41dd5b?width=900.0 Club One Guy.]]

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* After Larry gets kicked out of the "Li'l Tykes Kid's Club", when he tries to form [[http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/5fe3ebc07345012ee3c400163e41dd5b?width=900.0 [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/06/15 Club One Guy.]]
9th Jun '15 1:26:41 PM JustHereToComment
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* [[ComicStrip/CalvinandHobbes Bill Waterson]] came out of retirement just to [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/06/04 draw]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/06/05 three]] [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/06/06 strips]] for the comic. Doubles as an [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments awesome moment]].
29th May '15 3:08:42 PM Sraosha
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* This [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/11/13 tribute]] to Steve Jobs.
17th Mar '15 9:27:10 AM NotThisThing
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* The [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2015/03/16 March 16, 2015]] strip. Starts off with cynical Rat holding tightly to his money because he doesn't want to lose it. Pig comes in and holds tightly to Rat.
29th Aug '14 10:52:27 PM Westrim
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*** Also involving Junior is [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/06/15 this June 15, 2011]] strip. Making it even more heartwarming is it was released a few days before Father's Day in many countries.
** Given the strip's animosity towards FamilyCircus and BilKeane, the [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 December 25th strip]] was an oddly touching tribute...

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*** Also involving Junior is [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/06/15 this June 15, 2011]] strip. Making it even more heartwarming is it was released a few days before Father's Day in many countries.
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** Given the strip's animosity towards FamilyCircus and BilKeane, Bil Keane, the [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 December 25th strip]] was an oddly touching tribute...
29th Aug '14 10:51:43 PM Westrim
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* After Rat tells Pig that he can fly by jumping off of the house, Pig does just that, landing himself in the hospital. When Rat visits, a delirious Pig asks if he flew far. Rat responds in his usual rude, biting manner saying "You dumb pig, you..." before pausing and relenting, telling him that he flew all the way to the Moon.



* The tribute to the victims in the Sandy School shooting [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/01/14]].

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* The tribute to the victims in the Sandy School shooting [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/01/14]].com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/01/14]].
* Pastis has often said that Pig's sweetness is what keeps the strip from getting ''too'' dark:
** Pig is sitting at a desk with a sign saying "Hold Me. Make my probblims go away." Rat calls Pig dumb for thinking that being held will make his problems go away. Pig then alters the sign to read "Hold me anyways."
** Also, after Pig imagined that he was a butterfly and fell off the roof, Rat addresses him in the hospital and offers a rare JerkWithAHeartOfGold moment: "No, you dumb pig. You jumped out of the window and hit... (pause) ...the moon."
** The [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2007-12-01/ December 1st, 2007]] strip.
---> '''Pig''': Aw, Andy. It's... It's because you're --
---> '''Andy:''' ... On a chain. A chain that gets a little weaker every time I pull against it... a chain that one day's gonna break.
---> '''Pig, hugging Andy''': Oh, Andy.
---> '''Andy:''' Hey... Don't squish the hat.
** There's also Pastis's touching memorial to his recently deceased father-in-law from [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-02-07/ February 2, 2010]]
** The conclusion of an arc that has Junior Croc dating a girl zebra (Zebra's niece). When Junior finds out she's leaving he proceeds to break down his door (he was grounded at the time) and give her a goodbye hug.
*** Another one happens when the two string popcorn while Zebra decorates the tree after Billy runs away to spend Christmas with them.
*** Also involving Junior is [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/06/15 this June 15, 2011]] strip. Making it even more heartwarming is it was released a few days before Father's Day in many countries.
** Given the strip's animosity towards FamilyCircus and BilKeane, the [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/12/25 December 25th strip]] was an oddly touching tribute...
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