When Alice and Bob both CannotSpitItOut or have had an UnresolvedSexualTension for a long time, it's not rare that [[ContrivedCoincidence fate helps a little]] by making one of them trip for some reason (often [[BelligerentSexualTension a fight]]) and fall on the other. In some cases, they will [[InstantSeiza separate and apologize]], or Alice will [[NotWhatItLooksLike scream and slap Bob]], [[AccidentalPervert calling him a pervert]].

But if this trope is in action, neither will happen. By the magic of the position they fell into, they will [[HeldGaze look intensely into each other's eyes]] and their lips will slowly get closer, before locking into a TrueLovesKiss. If there is no immediate kiss, it will at least be a AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment.

Compare CrashIntoHello, which has little chance to result in a kiss for obvious reasons.

A SisterTrope to the less romantic and more comic SuggestiveCollision, which can result in MarshmallowHell or ThanksForTheMammary but is [[MegatonPunch much less likely to end well]]. Compare MeetCute, which introduces a future relationship between two characters. Also see the logical conclusion, OfficialCouple.

Also a SubTrope of RuleOfRomantic and FallingInLoveMontage.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* This happens to Erza and Jellal in ''Manga/FairyTail''. Although it's unclear [[KissingDiscretionShot whether they actually kissed or not]], it's the first time they express their mutual love so clearly.
* Tenzo Crossunite and Mary Stuart of ''KyoukaiSenjouNoHorizon'' combine this with LoveAtFirstSight. Notably, Mary fits Tenzo's criteria of the kind of woman he likes: [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]] and [[BuxomIsBetter buxomed]].
* ''Manga/JitsuWaWatashiWa'': Akane tries to make a use of this trope when Youko and Asahi are locked in the former's room by [[spoiler:sending a sleepy Youko onto Asahi with a spring, or literally tilting the entire house so that they fall on each other.]] All her efforts are in vain.


[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' does this during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" montage with Simba and Nala tumbling down a hill.

* In ''The39Clues'', [[HandsomeDevil Ian Kabra]] rescues [[ShrinkingViolet Amy Cahill]] and, in the process, somehow falls on top of her. This is quickly followed by a kiss, although the RelationshipUpgrade doesn't last long.
* ''I.Q.'': Thanks to a "helpful" [[AlbertEinstein Uncle Albert]], Catherine winds up playing out this trope with Ed after repeatedly falling into his lap on a sailboat.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''{{Smallville}}'', Clark and Alicia have one of these, only to be interrupted by [[spoiler:Alicia's psycho ex-doctor]].
* During ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s amnesia episode, "Tabula Rasa", Willow and Tara fall on each other and share a moment.
* The first overtly shippy moment between Arthur and Guinevere on ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' involved Gwen throwing herself on Arthur in a bid to save him from a gargoyle swooping down from above.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has an example worth bonus points as it literally involves falling. Spike and Rarity are both falling to what they think will be their death and Spike tries to admit that he loves her, but Rarity tears up happily and shushes him.

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Emi's route has this ''three times.'' First, Emi crashes into Hisao while running in the hallways - their first meeting. Second, Hisao and Emi have a pillow fight which ends with him on top of her [[NotWhatItLooksLike in bed,]] and his inner monologue comes to realize he has feelings for her. Finally, after they've started dating, the same thing happens again, but with Emi straddling Hisao, which [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn escalates]] into a relationship-solidifying h-scene.[[/folder]]