* Near the end of the movie when Denahi, who has believed that Kenai was killed by the bear that he has been chasing but actually ''is'' said bear, confronts Kenai, but [[spoiler:Koda, who had recently learned to accept that Kenai has made a mistake after hearing Rutt and Tuke talk about caring for each other despite their flaws, [[BigDamnHeroes the little bear cub saves Kenai from Denahi]].]]
** After all that, Kenai [[spoiler:is turned back into a human but decides to be a bear again to take care of Koda since he (Koda) doesn't have a mother anymore]]. When he becomes a bear again, he and Koda begin playing together on the mountain, Denahi (who finally learns the truth of the "bear" he had been hunting) eventually joining in.
-->'''Denahi''': No matter what you choose, you'll always be my little brother.
** Also how Kenai springs back into action once Koda shows up and puts himself in between the two of them, despite his reluctance to harm Denahi in any way thus far. He may not be willing to protect himself, [[BigBrotherInstinct but he will]] ''[[BigBrotherInstinct not]]'' [[BigBrotherInstinct let Denahi hurt Koda.]]
* [[spoiler: Kenai and Nita's wedding]] at the end of the sequel.
** Before that, [[spoiler: Nita's transformation into a bear]] crosses with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* Kenai and Koda have arrived at the Salmon Run, where there are LOTS of bears. Now up until this point, Kenai had seen these animals as monsters (considering that he thought a bear--[[spoiler:Koda's mom]]--killed [[CoolBigBro Sitka]]), but at the Salmon Run, he sees that they're like people: having fun and uniting as a family. This is what fully makes him see that bears aren't bad at all, and he soon accepts them as family.
* "Because I love...dew."
* The fact that Denahi became Tanana's apprentice at the end of the first movie, succeeding her as the tribe's shaman and goes on to tell his and his brothers' story to subsequent generations well into his old age, shows he took his Totem - the Wolf of Wisdom - to heart.