* The episode where one of the Tachikomas helps a little girl find her lost dog. It didn't have to help her, but it did.
* The last scene of the first episode of season two, when the Tachikomas return. The look on Batou's face really said it all.
** Earlier in the episode, in order to convince the Prime Minister to allow Section 9 to solve a hostage crisis, Aramaki offers himself up as the fall guy in case any of the hostages die. This shows the kind of faith he has in his team - he bets his own freedom that they will succeed. Which, of course, they do. They're Section 9.
* The episode Affection in season 2 may be the most touching bit of backstory ever conceived. [[spoiler:Kind of makes you hope that the Boy and Motoko find each other.]]
** [[TearJerker They did.]]
* A nurse friend of the Major's tells her of someone stealing human hearts meant for transplant. The Major is so enraged that she pretends to be {{Yakuza}}, hunting him down to cut him up on the pretense of him competing with big criminal business, but in actuality because she is so upset at the crime.
* Just about anytime Batou's insanely obvious fixation (*coughcrushcough*) on the Major appears on all of its obvious glory. It seems to happen at least once per season. In Season 1, we have him wailing a ''suffering'' BigNo when he thinks that the Major has been killed; and in Season 2, he [[spoiler:runs into a warzone to prevent the Major from dying]]. Even nicer is that while talking to [[spoiler:Kuze]], the Major implies that she's not completely alone and that she in fact has someone to talk to. [[BigDamnHeroes Cue Batou appearing.]] Their relationship, while [[DownplayedTrope subdued]], is about the most ''normal'' we see in these two extremely ''not''-normal individuals.