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[[caption-width-right:300:Yeah, spin her round. Right round!]]

Often seen after a MeadowRun (an UndeadHorseTrope in itself) and in kitschy romances, the Twirl of Love occurs often when two characters haven't seen each other for a long time. One character - usually the girl - will attempt to {{Glomp}} the other, and this occurs as an extension just before the two embrace or kiss passionately.

This can be realistic if the guy is attempting to maintain his balance after being glomped, or if the glomper is significantly shorter than the glompee (a pretty common occurrence due to the OneHeadTaller rule). However, it really shouldn't take a full 360 degree spin for him to get his footing back, or else one would expect if it does take that long that the guy should have simply fallen over before it reached the 360 degree point. The extended period of time that the twirl goes on tends to carry this trope into RuleOfRomantic territory.

Compare OrbitalKiss.



[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* In the last episode of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Saito and Louise do this [[spoiler: when Saito returns from the battlefield after being presumed by Louise to be dead.]]
* There's an aerial version of this in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. When Ataru and Lum run together and hug, Lum lifts Ataru into the air and they whirl around.
* The titular characters in ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' do this at some point in the anime. Juliet jumps into Romeo's arms and they whirl around ''twice.''
* A PuppyLove version happens in ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''. Upon reaching the titular Laputa, Pazu and Sheeta embrace and spin although it's more due to their excitement that they finally made it. They almost spin right over the side!
* Kei and Mizuho do this when they get back together on the beach in the second-last episode of ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'' [[spoiler:right before Kei lapses into his biggest standstill]].
* Akira and Ryo do this in episode one of "Anime/DevilmanCrybaby" since it's the first time they've seen each other since they were kids.


[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* In the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Legend of Korra]] fanfic [[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]], Bolin does this to Opal after she [[spoiler:accepts his proposal]], overjoyed at his good fortune.
* Interestingly played with in FanFic/TheRWBYLoops. Blake glomps Yang with a kiss, and Yang obligingly goes through a full three and a half revolutions before noting that Blake is unusually happy. [[spoiler:This is because a recent expansion revealed that Blake was ''not'' an orphan, as had been previously assumed by everyone...]]


[[folder: Film - Animated ]]

* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', at the end of the movie when the Sultan proclaims that Jasmine can marry anyone she deems worthy, she runs to Aladdin in joy and he picks her up this way.
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Beast twirls Belle during their dance in the ballroom.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', Moses twirls Tzipporah after his experience with God in the Burning Bush.
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Eric and Ariel also do this during a dance.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo and Maria do this [[spoiler:as an attack on Chakal.]]
* Derek and Odette in the original ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' movie, as they embrace after he finally finds her again.
* Kristoff and Anna in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.


[[folder: Film - Live Action ]]

* In the film of the play of Andrew Lloyd Webber's ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', Raoul and Christine do this during their "All I Ask of You" duet on the opera house roof.
* In ''Film/{{Tron}}'' the title character dos this to Yori after he helps her off Sark's derezzing ship.
* Sometimes done in ''Film/JaneEyre'' after [[spoiler: Jane and Mr Rochester admit their feelings and set to be married]]. Done in the 2010 adaptation.
* A non-romantic version happens in [[WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit]], where Gromit joyously jumps into Wallace's arms and they both spin round. The physics of this one work, as Gromit (being a somewhat anthropomorphised dog,) is much smaller than Wallace, and was standing right in front of him when he jumped up, rather than having a long run to build up momentum.
* Also non-romantically is Julia hugging Thomas in ''Film/HeartAndSouls''. It's still an incredibly important moment for her, however. [[spoiler:As a ghost, she's never been able to touch him physically. Having just declared to him that her business on Earth is to help him amend his relationship with his girlfriend Anne, she is bittersweet about how she would have to leave him without any comfort beyond words, but then her hands contact his shoulders; the hug swiftly follows amidst her cries of joy.]]


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Day of the Doctor", the protagonist gets to do a spectacular twirl with Clara as a way of greeting her at the start of the episode. Being short has its advantages.
* ''Series/{{UFO}}''. Foster does this to a GirlOfTheWeek, giving the audience a nice PantyShot in the process.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Done in the novel ''Literature/DeepSecret'', between [[spoiler: Rupert and Maree]]. To be fair, one of the participants was OnlyMostlyDead for a significant portion of the book, and this is the first time they're wholly themselves in a long time, so it's deserved.
* By the same author, this occurs at the end of ''Literature/CastleInTheAir'' when [[spoiler: Howl and Sophie]] are reunited after a long and involuntary separation. The narration also notes that she ''does'' almost knock him over.
* At the end of ''Destiny's Star'' by Elizabeth Vaughan, Ezren does this to Bethral when they finally make it home. Bethral is amazed at how strong Ezren has gotten because she's wearing a suit of armor and is a lot bigger than him.
* Katniss and Peeta do this a couple of times in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. [[InvokedTrope Always in front of the cameras]] to sell their pseudo-fake romance. Unlike many examples where the male character should probably overbalance and fall over, this one makes sense; since it's staged, they are both going to be making sure it will work properly, and Peeta is explicitly stated to be very strong due to a life spent lugging heavy sacks of flour around.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'', you can roll up couples like this.
* Squall and Rinoa do this in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' when she [[TheGlomp glomps]] him when they meet in Timber. This is early enough in the game that they haven't even learned one another's names yet, but it's one of many clues that they're destined to be the OfficialCouple.
* Shown in a flashback in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', which contrasts with the narrator's husband not being able to come back and do the same for her.
* Happens at the start of the third act of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia.'' When Estelle reunites with Yuri, they end up doing a 180-degree version of this.
* Non-romantic version in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', where Riku picks up King Mickey and twirls him when they are reunited in the ending.
* Happens in ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife when an Outgoing Mii confesses its love and their crush accepts.


[[folder: Visual Novels ]]

* This trope is discussed by Mayuzumi and Satoru in a flashback in ''VisualNovel/Remember11'' by referring to it as the "round-and-round thing." During the conversation, Mayuzumi tries to get Satoru to do it with her (and succeeds, as shown by the page image).


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. The most notable one is when Buford does it with... his pet goldfish!
* Mako and Korra have one at the end of the Book One finale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', complete with a love confession and a passionate kiss.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Garfield temporarily falls in love with a female cat and daydreams about doing this with her; later [[spoiler:he dumps her when he sees some lasagna and promptly has an identical daydream, replacing the girl with an anthromorphized tray of lasagna (albeit without the twirl at the end).]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** In the episode "Jail Break", the Gems Ruby and Sapphire do this for a literal FusionDance [[spoiler: producing Garnet]]. Since Gems normally have to do an elaborate dance to sync up and fuse, this is a big sign of just how close the two are.
** In "Cry For Help", Pearl and Garnet do this as well, though not as a part of the FusionDance itself, but afterwards out of sheer exuberance from being fused.