* The ''Music/ClockworkAngels'' tour includes a video dedication to astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died on August 25, 2012.
* Every single thing Neil says about his second daughter, Olivia, born in August of 2009. Every. Single. Thing. He made her a picture book explaining why he was away from home so often and that he'd always come back because he hates being away from her when she asked questions about why daddy wasn't home much. He loves her so much, he is willing to write her her own childrens' book to help her deal with him not being there. ''Awww!''
** His news story, ''The Ballad of Larry and Suzy'', detailing his [[PanickyExpectantFather nervousness and apprehension towards Olivia's impending arrival]] and how he worked through the anxiety by watching a hummingbird nest on the side of his house, published on his website in September of 2009, is equally heartwarming, both because of his [[FriendToAllLivingThings protectiveness toward the nest and baby birds]] and his constant worry about becoming a father again. His February 2014 installment, ''[[http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/february-2014-bubba-and-professor/ Bubba and the Professor]]'', speaks mostly about his apparent SplitPersonalities, but also includes a ''[[TastesLikeDiabetes tooth-rottingly sweet]]'' few lines where he talks about spending time with Olivia and writing a cute song about how much the two of them love each other, complete with goofy choreography. Got cavities yet?
*** If you don't, you will after reading his March 2014 update, ''[[http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/space-for-news-items/march-2014-not-all-days-are-sundays/ Not All Days Are Sundays]]'', featuring tales of snowshoeing, sledding, and other wintry family fun in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec in February 2014. (Beware of the MoodWhiplash straight into TearJerker territory about midway through, though.)
* The ending to Cygnus X-1. When the protagonist sees the two gods fighting, he convinces them to resolve their differences and work together. In response, they make him Cygnus, God of Balance. Not only does it prove that these gods are more noble than their original counterparts, but it's also great to see the protagonist having that kind of reward after [[NightmareFuel being sucked through a black hole. ]] What's more, it has a happy ending unlike [[DownerEnding 2112 ]].
** The ending part of the song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlAOwQoZfCs "The Sphere: A Kind Of Dream"]], is also this, as well as a great example of [[SweetDreamsFuel Sweet Dreams Fuel.]]
* "Distant Early Warning" is, in essence, a Cold War progressive rock love song ''from Canada to the United States'' about how the former had the latter's back in case the Soviet Union tried to launch nuclear weapons. [[note]]Distant Early Warning was the name of Canada's nuclear weapons detection system, functioning as America's first line of defense in case such an attack was carried out.[[/note]]
** At the end of the song, Geddy Lee sings "Absalom, Absalom, Absalom!", which is the name of King David's eldest son, who died fighting his father for the throne. Neil added these lyrics after reading a novel about Absalom by William Faulkners. Geddy's own son appears in the official music video, riding a missile. All of this adds further meaning to the song when it hits you that the lyrics can also be about [[AdultFear parental concern over nuclear weapons]]:
--> The world weighs on my shoulders
--> But what am I to do?
--> You sometimes drive me crazy
--> But I worry about you
--> I know it makes no difference
--> To what you're going through
--> But I see the tip of the iceberg
--> And I worry about you
* It's a bit of a recondite one, but -- for any fan of the band who found it difficult to understand what exactly Neil saw in the works of Creator/AynRand, to hear or read him talk about her now in terms of "Yeah, I was in my early twenties and I lacked confidence and I needed someone to confirm that it was okay for me to be doing what I was doing and not selling out, but basically I'm over that now, because I can see, having grown up, that that philosophy lacks compassion and brings out some of the worst in people" is genuinely heartwarming.
* The last verse of ''Everyday Glory'':
--> If the future's looking dark, we're the ones who have to shine
--> If there's no one in control, we're the ones who draw the line
--> Though we live in trying times, we're the ones who have to try
--> Though we know that time has wings, we're the ones who have to fly
* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MWrV0xRUTuk This.]] OOCIsSeriousBusiness, indeed.
** For those who want more context: Neil Peart is known for being [[ShrinkingViolet notoriously shy]], and at the end of every other concert up to R40, he had always gotten up from the drums, immediately exited, and drove off on his motocycle without so much as taking a bow for the audience. At the end of R40, however, take a bow for the audience is exactly what he did. Yeah, RUSH fans were in shock that day. Doubles as a TearJerker.