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22nd Mar '18 10:03:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheOffice'' subverts this in the Season 5 episode "Blood Drive"; after lightly flirting with a woman at the blood drive, he finds she left her glove behind. As the people running the blood drive are restricted from giving out personal information, Michael runs a Valentine's Day mixer at the office, advertising the missing glove in an attempt to attract her. But she never comes.

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* ''TheOffice'' ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' subverts this in the Season 5 episode "Blood Drive"; after lightly flirting with a woman at the blood drive, he finds she left her glove behind. As the people running the blood drive are restricted from giving out personal information, Michael runs a Valentine's Day mixer at the office, advertising the missing glove in an attempt to attract her. But she never comes.
12th Mar '18 12:47:08 PM Malady
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* Parodied as a symptom of the "Love Sim Syndrome" in [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2003-04-23&comic=ExCoKo this]] ''TsunamiChannel'' strip.

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* Parodied as a symptom of the "Love Sim Syndrome" in [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2003-04-23&comic=ExCoKo this]] ''TsunamiChannel'' ''Webcomic/TsunamiChannel'' strip.
28th Feb '18 8:26:34 AM Malady
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* In the SmashMouth music video for their cover of "I'm a Believer", the trope is subverted; the lead singer spends the video chasing after a woman who dropped her keys, only to return them without comment, even when the woman attempts to flirt with him.

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* In the SmashMouth Music/SmashMouth music video for their cover of "I'm a Believer", the trope is subverted; the lead singer spends the video chasing after a woman who dropped her keys, only to return them without comment, even when the woman attempts to flirt with him.
24th Feb '18 11:56:24 AM maslego
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* ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' uses a version of this, where General Schwartz drops a handkerchief of his and Greeta picks it up; she tries to return it but he tells her to keep it since he doesn't want it back. From then on, she's regularly shown clutching the handkerchief as a sign of just how bad she's crushing on him.

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* ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'' ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' uses a version of this, where General Schwartz drops a handkerchief of his and Greeta picks it up; she tries to return it but he tells her to keep it since he doesn't want it back. From then on, she's regularly shown clutching the handkerchief as a sign of just how bad she's crushing on him.
18th Jun '17 3:05:04 AM eroock
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Not related to BitingTheHandkerchief.

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Compare GlassSlipper. Not related to BitingTheHandkerchief.
18th Jun '17 3:02:27 AM eroock
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%% NOTE: This image is from ‘’Aneimo'', a hentai anime.

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%% NOTE: This image is from ‘’Aneimo'', ''Aneimo'', a hentai anime.



A common ShipTease device and an occasional form of MeetCute and/or SamaritanRelationshipStarter, a ReturningTheHandkerchief scenario usually plays out according to the following script:

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A common ShipTease device and an occasional form of MeetCute and/or SamaritanRelationshipStarter, a ReturningTheHandkerchief Returning the Handkerchief scenario usually plays out according to the following script:
27th Feb '17 9:05:10 AM AlexFoxx
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* In Metal Gear Solid, the character gives Hal "Otacon" Emmerich her handkerchief, which he later passes on to Solid Snake. [[spoiler:Following Solid Snake's second encounter with Sniper Wolf, where she is fatally wounded, Snake places the handkerchief over Wolf's face after she dies.]]

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* In Metal Gear Solid, the character Sniper Wolf gives Hal "Otacon" Emmerich her handkerchief, which he later passes on to Solid Snake. [[spoiler:Following Solid Snake's second encounter with Sniper Wolf, where she is fatally wounded, Snake places the handkerchief over Wolf's face after she dies.]]
23rd Jun '16 6:04:54 AM Veanne
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* There's a RunningGag in ''Film/RobinHoodCzwartaStrzala'', where Robin reminds himself he has to return Marion's handkerchief. In the middle of a duel.
2nd Feb '16 3:51:05 AM Adept
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* ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'' plays out what would be a StrictlyFormula version of the trope, if not for two exceptions: there are no romantic overtones whatsoever ([[ShipTease maybe]]), and the "handkerchief" is Edgeworth's ''cravat'', which he was still ''wearing'' when [[spoiler: young Kay]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny blew her nose into it.]].

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* ''AceAttorneyInvestigations'' ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' plays out what would be a StrictlyFormula version of the trope, if not for two exceptions: there are no romantic overtones whatsoever ([[ShipTease maybe]]), and the "handkerchief" is Edgeworth's ''cravat'', which he was still ''wearing'' when [[spoiler: young Kay]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny blew her nose into it.]].
11th Dec '15 11:52:32 AM JoeMerl
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* GenderFlipped in ''Anime/BlueExorcist''--[[{{Tsundere}} Izumo]] and her friend are attacked in the changing room, and [[AntiAntiChrist Rin]] is the first one to hear and come help. Since Izumo is in her underwear and freaked out by her inability to fight off the threat, Rin [[YouMustBeCold gives her his shirt]] so that she can quickly leave before anyone else sees her. She later returns it, freshly laundried, along with some complaints about how hard it was to clean.
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