* In a general sense, anytime he's playing a game he enjoys or talking about something he likes. He's basically the audio version of {{When He Smiles}}.
* What is one of the first things Dan does when when he hits 1,000,000 subscribers? He makes a video showing his favorite {{YouTube}}rs.
* When Dan gets emotionally attached to the baby badgers in ''{{VideoGame/Shelter}}''.
* Arguably 'this gay kiss' shows Dan sticking up for gay rights as many comments asked him to take that part of the video down and he refused by showing it many more times after that.
* The amount of people that Dan stuck up for in his ''[[VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors Desert Bus]]'' videos.
* Whenever Dan feels sad for [[ButtMonkey Petey]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''.
* Dan's video with Hannah Hart (of MyDrunkKitchen) where he reveals that she was his inspiration for quitting his "real job" and starting an exclusive career as a Youtube entertainer.
* Dan using his publicity to help small indie games get greenlit on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.
* ''Nighthood & Decoy'' helping Dan get rid of an unfair copyright claim.
* Dan noticed on Twitter that his videos had been viewed half a billion times. [=DadCubed=] had this to say:
-->"Congrats son on half a billion views, that's a bloody lot of laughs, here's to the next half billion."
* Speaking of [=DadCubed=], he and Dan shared a moment in [[http://youtu.be/ucPE9mCp25U?t=6m55s one of their Father and Son-Days]], reminiscing about an air show they used to see, and how the "Top Fun" games remind Dan of the air show, with Dan concluding with "I fucking love this game". It's a surprisingly sweet moment in a slew of videos where they cheerfully insult and murder each other, and shows that yes, they are family.
* In a meta sense, the several {{Take That}}'s at {{VideoGame/Hunie Pop}}. He shows outright disgust towards the game's sexist... everything, seems to show concern for some of the characters, and, of course, there's the swimsuit section.
-->Kyu: Quick, now's your chance. Before she goes to change, just say something; anything!
-->Dan: Can't I talk to her when she's wearing clothes that she's comfortable in?
* From his LEGO Worlds review, his sheer childlike joy as he plays through it is just so endearing to listen to.
* One of the things that came with the [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] was [[https://www.patreon.com/nerdcubed?ty=h a Patreon page]] to further Dan and co.'s game development efforts. Minutes after launching it during the Reboot Livestream, it soon ballooned from $600, to $1,000, and finally '''$6,000''' per month, ''all in the same day''.
* Dan's first ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKDZaJk5ab0 proper, that is]]) video since the Reboot, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXv8RfC8sxE Nerd³ Loves... Sonic the Hedgehog]], is one in itself to show how much Dan has appreciated [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the original Sonic the Hedgehog]] due to being the first videogame he had ever played in his life. Not only that, but in [[https://youtu.be/dXv8RfC8sxE?t=7m14s two]] [[https://youtu.be/dXv8RfC8sxE?t=26m42s instances]] of the video, he shows old recordings of his four-year-old self playing Sonic amongst an audience of other children in the former, and being overjoyed at receiving a Sonic plush and socks for Christmas in the latter. It's really sweet that he even bothered to show the viewers how far he has come, starting from such humble beginnings.
** Even better; That Sonic plush in the second bit? Dan [[WordOfGod confirmed]] in [[https://twitter.com/DanNerdCubed/status/661331729307844609 a tweet]] that it's in fact the ''same'' one used to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoOGw5D7Y34&feature=youtu.be&t=3m21s create Bernie McBurnerson]] from the Harry Potter For Kinect video. D'aww.
* Just the sheer childlike joy that Dan showed while he played the ''VideoGame/PlanetCoaster'' alpha is a pleasure to watch. After his less-than-thrilled reaction to ''Rollercoaster Tycoon World'', he went from "high expectations" to "''Completes'' series on release!".