* A meta example, but during the launch party of ''Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn'' in Japan, director Naoki Yoshida shed ManlyTears after years of hard work revamping the game from the ground up while receiving a great amount of support from fans.
* Raubahn's UndyingLoyalty to the sultana, especially when he props the little lalafell queen up on his arm.
* [[spoiler: Everyone remembering you're a Warrior of Light in the ending cutscenes, if you're a Legacy veteran.]]
* [[spoiler: F'lhaminn reuniting with her adopted daughter, Minfilia, after being away from her for so many years while watching over her from a distance as her daughter grew up to be a successful and strong woman.]]
* During ''The Three Collectors'' arc of the Hildebrand quests, we're shown that while yes, Hildebrand is an idiotic bumbling fool, his desire to help people with their problems is true, as he happily helps a the neglected daughter of an Ul'dahn noble woman with recovering a vase she had dropped while bringing home to avoid a monster attack. He helps get the vase repaired and restored by [[spoiler: his father, Godbert despite his misgivings and disagreements with him over inheriting the family business, preferring to be an inspector. Despite failing to stop the thief from stealing a treasured sword, he helps the before mentioned mother and daughter connect via a good laugh caused by his antics]].
* The cutscene for "The Rising" anniversary event is definitely this, as another "meta" sort of example. [[spoiler:The dev team, led by Yoshida and in the form of the Wandering Minstrel, takes the time to thank ''you'', the player, for sticking with ''XIV'' through thick and thin. That they went through all that trouble, just to thank you, says volumes about how grateful they are everyone gave them a second chance.]]
* The end of "The Beast Within" quest. [[spoiler:After being stuck as a Tonberry and stirring in rancor for 1500 years, the Scholar who your fairy, Lily, originally belonged to could tell one another apart despite the changes. He warned her to stay away despite the rancor and tried to keep her safe by running inside so he didn't hurt her, and she stopped him from being killed and cured him of the hatred that left him tormented.]]
* [[spoiler: A player by the name of Codex Vahlda, who enjoyed playing the game as a level 50 Bard, had passed away from renal failure. When news of his death caught on, hundreds of players from several servers [[http://kotaku.com/ffxiv-community-holds-massive-vigil-for-a-dying-player-1673823454 held vigils within the game to honor the passing of their fellow player]]. The gesture from so many players, including those who did not know Codex personally, is both heartwarming and tear jerker worthy.]]
* Heavensturn 2014 has two warming entries:
** In Aleport, a mother is worried sick over her baby because it won't stop crying. At first, she believes that [[UglyGuyHotWife her husband's ugly face caused the baby to cry]]. When your sheep companion uses its soothing sleep magic on the mother, she realizes that it was her own worry and fears that was causing the baby to cry and after being calmed down herself, the baby also calmed down.
** Bentbranch Meadows has a travelling merchant who is worried for her chocobo since it refuses to eat and has become very restless. You discover a chocobo tail feather nearby and showing it to the chocobo calmed it down a little bit. After having your sheep put the chocobo to sleep, showing the feather to the chocobo handler reveals that the feather belonged to a chocobo that was a mate to the merchant's chocobo. Said mate was bought by someone and they had quickly left before the two chocobos could reunite, which caused the merchant's chocobo to become heartbroken. After sharing the news with the merchant, she decides to sacrifice her profits for the day so that she can help her chocobo find her lost mate. Aww...
* When you being the quest to explore Wander's Palace again (hard mode), you run into a couple who ask you to save the Tonberries inside. Why? Because after they were stabbed by one and left to die, the defeat of the Tonberry King lifted the curse on the Tonberries, making them calm and nursed the wounded couple back to health. As you explore the Mamool Ja infested palace, every Tonberry you save thanks you for rescuing them.
** And for those who have completed the Scholar quest chain, you find out that Surito (the tonberry scholar you helped out) is alive and well, and making good on his promise to help his fellow tonberries. In fact, he even appears in the dungeon, right past the first boss.
** In addition, for those playing a Scholar in the dungeon, the mere fact that you are bringing Lily (in either Eos or Selene form) back home to save her people is kind of heartwarming in and of itself.