* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k_Vsmqf6X8&list=PLEa0avMb_W_Lwr3jlOLxkZDFdx3aaJlf_ The entire ending.]]
--> '''George:''' "I wanna live again."
-->-- "To my big brother George, the richest man in town."
-->'''Zuzu''': Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
-->'''George''': That's right, that's right. Attaboy, Clarence.
* Clarence's inscription:
-->-- "Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends."
* Mary, seeing her husband trying to keep a group of desperate customers from selling out to Potter (and only moments ago having begged him to let things be and continue to their honeymoon), is the one to first offer their honeymoon fund as loan capital to help the customers survive until the bank re-opens.
* George and Mary's honeymoon.
-->-- "Do you remember the night we threw rocks at this old house? This is what I wished for."
** What makes this even more touching is the setting. The happy couple are in a leaky old house with a record playing, when they had planned to take a deluxe honeymoon out of town. But Mary is happy...because she's with the man she loves.
* The denouement when George Bailey finally realizes that he has gained far more than he lost for staying in Bedford Falls, especially when seemingly the entire town comes to help him after Mr. Potter claimed that they would hate him for losing their money.
* "All I had to say was that George Bailey was in trouble."
* Last time I watched this, I noticed something I'd overlooked before. When George is on the bridge crying out, "I want to live again," pay attention to what happens. He's calling out to Clarence, his guardian angel, and nothing happens. Then he breaks and mutters, "God...please," and it starts to snow again, showing that things have finally changed back to the way they're supposed to be.
* Am I weird to think the scene where George is getting drunk in the bar and Mr. Welch punches him out, and Martini and Nick are so nice and concerned about him is heartwarming?
** You are not alone in thinking that. It seems so out of character of George to act this way so Nick and Martini are moved by the sight of their poor friend.
** It's not just Martini and Nick. When George is punched, ''almost the entire bar'' gets up to make sure he's alright.
* For me, it's the scene where George is at the dinner table with his dad. Especially with what happens later that night. In a lot of fiction, if a character is killed off, the main character sometimes gets into a huge argument ("The last thing I said to him/her was that I wished I wasn't his son"), but George's comment? "Y'know, Dad, I think you're a really great guy." Just a brief moment of peace between father and son.
* Mary and the children are watching George flip out in ways that terrify them. But when they recover their ability to speak, their first thought is, "We'd better pray for Daddy right away, so he'll feel better." Heartwarming for this troper.