* This isn't exactly a feel-good movie, but there are a few moments, like when Ofelia stands up for her baby brother. [[spoiler:[[BittersweetEnding Unfortunately this doesn't turn out very well, but at least she passed the final test]]]].
* The whole relationship that develops between Ofelia and Mercedes is very sweet. At times it seems to turn into a full blown mother/daughter relationship, considering the fact Ofelia's own mother is too weak from her pregnancy to really be there for her daughter. Merecedes is really the only one throughout the movie who is consistently kind to Ofelia and goes MamaBear on Vidal:
-->'''Merecedes''': [[PrecisionFStrike Motherfucker...]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Don't you dare touch the girl. You won't be the first pig I've gutted!]]
** [[spoiler: It just makes the ending an even bigger TearJerker as Ofelia bleeds out in [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Mercedes' arms.]]]]
* The faun's words at the end of the film:
->[[spoiler:''And it is said that the Princess returned to her father's kingdom. That she reigned there with justice and a kind heart for many centuries. That she was loved by her people. And that she left behind small traces of her time on Earth, visible only to those who know where to look.'']]
It also counts as TearJerker.