* The ending. Just about the last ten minutes of the film is one long string of happy, but the best part is when [[spoiler:Ponyo flips out of the bucket in her little bubble, she and Sosuke kiss, and she turns into a real human girl. The last shot of the movie is a freeze-frame of her happy face]].
* When the old ladies [[spoiler:are shown to be able to walk again, and are ''racing'' each other across a field. They're just so ''happy''.]]
* The morse-code scene, where [[MarriedToTheJob Sosuke's father]] tells his son "I'm sorry and I love you" becomes a lot nicer when you learn about the RealitySubtext. That was a message from Miyazaki to ''his'' son.