* {{REM}} gave us "If you believe they put a man on the moon! Man on the moon!"
* And on the same album told us "Take comfort in your friends, cos everybody hurts, and everybody cries... sometimes." Also of note is "If you feel like you're alone / No, no, no, [[YouAreNotAlone you're not alone]]" from the same song.
** Another song with an ItGetsBetter theme is "Every Day Is Yours to Win" from ''Collapse Into Now''. For bonus points on the Heartwarming scale, the song sounds almost ''exactly'' like ''Automatic for the People'''s "Find the River".
-->"Every day is new again\\
Every day is yours to win\\
And that's how heroes are made."
* "Nightswimming" as well, if you combine CMOH with TearJerker.
* "Walk Unafraid" is decidedly rousing for awkwardness and non-conformity.
* At the end of the ''Green'' album is an untitled track (usually called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Eleventh Untitled Song]]") -- Michael Stipe, singing to his parents to comfort them while he was gone on tour.
* The idealistic "I Believe" being played at the final REM show ever. It's already an incredibly powerful and uplifting song, but the context- plus the fact that it was followed by [[TearJerker "Country Feedback,"]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Life and How to Live It,"]] and [[AudienceParticipationSong "Man on the Moon"]]- makes its performance into a truly epic moment.
* In the live show on the Deluxe Edition of "Reckoning," Michael Stipe dedicates a song to a fan who broke his leg entering the venue but came back anyway with a pair of crutches and a cast.
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