* "I'm crazy about you."
* At the very end of ''The Road Warrior'', The Gyrocaptain drives up to Max, grinning and smoking a cigar. Max cracks a brief smile back for the first time in years.
* The Feral Kid. Before, he just did his own thing, but after Max gave the kid a music box he found earlier, he warmed up to him.
* Max doesn't so much as flinch when the refinery-colonists haul his car - the most valuable thing he possesses, which they plainly don't intend to return - into their compound. But when ''Dog'' leaps out and attacks the mechanic's feet, he wrests free of his captors' grip and grabs hold of his pet so they won't kill it.