For every moment of darkness that the show has, ShokojoSera has others that will have you cheering wildly.
* The Magic. Sara, who has almost died of a fever, wakes up to find that her dream of a warm room and food has come true - and this gives her and her friend Becky the strength to go on. [[spoiler: We later learn that Sara's mysterious benefactor was her next-door neighbour, Mr. Carrisford, who felt sorry for her though he did not yet know who she was.]]
* In the next-to-last episode, Miss Minchin - believing that Sara has run to the neighbour's home to complain about her - angrily sets out to bring her back. After being told to her dismay that Sara is once more a heiress, the neighbours (Mr. Carrisford and his solicitor) deliver the ''coup de grace'' by asking her to speak to Sara in person. Cue Sara descending the steps wearing [[PimpedOutDress a sumptuous gown]] [[CostumePorn decorated with]] [[GemEncrusted diamonds]], and accompanied by Donald and Janet Carmichael, their mother, and Ram Dass. Miss Minchin can only blurt out "Sa-Sara... diamond princess..." before [[VillainousBSOD utterly collapsing.]]
* Amelia Minchin - portrayed throughout the series as kindly, but weak and ineffectual - [[spoiler: giving her domineering elder sister, Miss Minchin, the smackdown]] in the second last episode, completely reversing the dynamic in their relationship.
* The closing scene, where Sara's friends bid her goodbye as her ship leaves for India - including Peter and all his friends who helped her out at some of her lowest moments, calling out "Come back soon, Mistress!"