!! ''Drake's Fortune'':
* Elena salvaging Drake's ring after [[spoiler: Nate leaves it with sir Francis]].
!! ''Among Thieves'':
* [[spoiler: The final scene where we discover that Elena's all right and she and Nate finally share that kiss.]] Final line in that scene doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny as well.
* In Nate's diary, amongst the mementos, goofy doodles and notes about treasure is an unexpected fuzzy moment - a detailed sketch of Tenzin's tiny daughter, Pema, wearing a sweet little smile. Awww.
!! ''Drake's Deception'':
* The flashback to Nate's childhood and [[spoiler: Sully turning on Marlowe's men to save a kid's life]].
* Chloe's reaction when [[spoiler: Charlie's hallucinating due to being drugged, and trying to kill Nate.]] A far cry from how selfish she was in the second game, she constantly tries to help him snap out of it. It's likely that if she wasn't there, [[spoiler: Sully would have shot Charlie point blank]].
* The fact Sully was willing to [[spoiler: shoot Cutter in the head]] just to save Nate. He even distrusts him for a while afterwards, until he helps him after [[spoiler: Cutter breaks his leg.]]
* At the closing of the second act, Nate staggers back to Elena, utterly exhausted from being held hostage and [[spoiler: trying to find Sully]]. Nate's about to turn around and head back out, but Elena makes him lie down and rest, with his head in her lap, and even strokes his hair. Made even more adorable when Nate takes her hand, and apologises to her.
** Also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Nate. Sure, he's been beaten within an inch of his life, he's tired, he's hurt, he damn near ''drowned'', and he clearly can barely even stand up. But [[spoiler: Sully]] is in trouble. That's the only thing that matters to him.
** And a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Elena too; she's all ready to [[spoiler: go after Sully herself]] until Nate shows up at the last minute.
* The fact that [[spoiler: losing Sully]] is clearly what Nate fears the most during ''Drake's Deception''.
* The end of ''Drake's Deception'' with Sully's fatherly speech to Nate, and [[spoiler: Nate finally wearing his wedding ring again. Made all the cuter when Elena mentions she's sorry that Nate lost Drake's ring, he just responds that he replaced it with something better, and shows her his wedding band. Aww...]]
* In the Atlantis of the Sands Sully and Nate catch a glimpse of a beautiful solar eclipse, and the way they are in awe of how spectacular a sight it is says so much. For the first time in a long time they are able to enjoy the beauty of nature and the wonder of adventure, a quiet moment with no complications and only joy. Also the pride that is evident in Sully's tone and expression is heart warming, this is a moment between him and Nate where they can stand as equal adventurers, almost like he's looking pridefully at his own son at the height of his career. [[spoiler: It's fortunate that the scene of Sully being struck down in such a powerful emotional moment is just a hallucination. In light of that it's also heartwarming to think that Drake's hallucination, his inner desires, reflect his desire to have such a touching moment with Sully.]]
!! ''Golden Abyss'':
* Nate helping Chase find the Golden Abyss despite being worried about Dante and Guerro's men chasing them, he's doing it because he knows he much the discovery means to her.