* When Rudy jumps in the cold river to retrieve Liesel's book.
** And then he ask for a kiss
* Hans comforting Liesel after her nightmares.
* Both of Max's stories for Liesel: ''The Standover Man'' particularly had this troper in tears when he read it.
* The gifts which Liesel brings to Max while he's unconscious with illness.
* [[spoiler:Max manages to survive the camp he's sent to, and finds Liesel again. ''"They hugged and cried and fell to the floor."'']]