In the middle of all the terror in King's work, one can find this bits that make all the horror worth it to his protagonists... and his readers.

* Heartwarming/FourteenOhEight
* Heartwarming/{{Carrie}}
* The novella "Ur", which appears in ''The Bazaar of Bad Dreams''. A college professor mistakenly receives a magic Kindle which can display works and news articles from other timelines. Unlike many a King character who gets their hands on such a MacGuffin, he uses his newfound knowledge and power entirely for good, [[spoiler:saves the lives of his girlfriend and her student basketball team by changing the events that would have led to their deaths, and though he gets a slap on the wrist from the inter-dimensional police and loses his magic Kindle, he gets an untarnished happy ending.]]