* Even though ten years have passed, Amy still wears the wedding ring Lyell gave her on her finger.
* Amy and Lyell's reunion at the end of the fifth book.
* Paton and Ms Ingledew's romance.
* Paton's love for Ms Ingledew. He would do almost ''anything'' for her.
* Lyell offering to adopt Billy at the end of the last book.
** What makes it even more heartwarming is the knowledge that Billy is his best friend's son.