* The scene when Troy appears on Gabriella's balcony in 1.
* The looks on Mr Bolton and Mrs Montez's faces when they see Troy and Gabriella singing on stage.
* Gabriella [[spoiler: coming back and doing a duet with Troy after [[TearJerker having left]]]] in "Every Day."
* Gabriella teaching Troy how to waltz "Can I Have This Dance" in 3 and then telling him 'yes' she'll go to the prom with him in every language known to man.
** Bonus points for their dance being on the rooftop garden where they had their secret meeting in the first film.
* The Wildcats reactions when Gabriella returns at the end of 3: Even though she screwed up and left, they're all just happy she's back. Pretty heartwarming for a character who started with no real friends.
* Troy's graduation speech in 3. TearJerker, too, because ''damn'', Zefron did it well.
* Here's one involving the cast: They all stayed friends since the films, and when Monique Coleman was on Dancing With The Stars, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, and Lucas Grabeel all showed up, brandishing pom-poms in East High colors to cheer for her.