!!The film

* When Alex [[spoiler:gets a hug at the end, marking the first time anyone has shown him any sort of affection]].
* "Don't go, I'll eat you up, I love you so."
* At the end, when Max comes back, at first, it looks like nobody's home, but then Max's mom comes out of the kitchen and hugs him. And later, we see she's made up a bowl of soup for Max, which he eats, while she watches him.