Heartwarming / Adventures in Odyssey

  • George Barclay's reunion with his son Jimmy at the end of the episode "The Prodigal, Jimmy".
    • Repeated in "Living in the Gray", in a much more serious situation.
  • The scene in the hospital between Whit and his wife Jenny, who is dying, in the flashback episode "Recollections".
  • In "Not One of Us", Bart Rathbone pays for Connie and Lucy's parking ticket, asking for nothing in return.
  • In Edwin Blackgaard's debut episode "Double Trouble", Edwin finds it difficult to be accepted by the citizens of Odyssey because of everything his twin brother Regis did, and one of the only people who gives him a chance is Whit. At the end, Whit reaffirms his belief and assures Edwin that he will help him gain the people's trust, and then asks to shake Edwin's hand:
    Edwin: Shake my—why, of course! But...why?
    Whit: Because I've always longed to shake the hand of a Blackgaard—in friendship.
    • Whit even makes a point of hanging up one of Edwin's posters in the front window, even though he states in the episode that he doesn't normally allow advertisements.
  • Eugene and Bernard helping to rescue and comfort people in the aftermath of an earthquake in "The Fifth House on the Left, Part 2", with Bernard helping dig out a man's son and Eugene volunteering with a fire department.
  • In "...But Not Forgotten", Connie has some trouble accepting Jack, believing him to be trying to replace Whit. In "A Touch of Healing, Part 2", he comes to comfort her while her grandmother is in a coma in the hospital, and five words sum up how far their relationship has come:
    Connie: Can I have a hug?
    • In "Where Is Thy Sting", Jack and Eugene sticking by Connie and supporting her as she grieves.
  • Four words: "The Time Has Come". Eugene finally accepts Christ, with Jack, Connie, Bernard—four of his closest friends and mentors, with only Whit gone to the Middle East—at his side.
    • This exchange:
    Jack: Is everyone here who should be?
    Eugene: Well, we're missing one...
    Connie: Well...he's kinda here anyway.
    • Bernard's earnest excitement about Eugene's decision to give his life to Jesus is a joy to listen to—the normally curmudgeonly, grumpy Bernard warmly tells Eugene that "this isn't a moment [he'd] want to miss".
  • Jack Allen giving advice to Edwin Blackgaard in "Welcome Home, Mr. Blackgaard" on how he can really atone for fleeing in the face of his brother—he doesn't have to.
    • He even goes through the trouble of familiarizing himself with Hamlet, ably enough to properly analyze the titular character's motivations, in order to best communicate to Edwin that his guilt is misplaced and that the townspeople are simply glad to have him back.
  • Whit and Connie reuniting at the end of "Home, Sweet Home":
    Whit: Connie, Connie! Where have you been, little girl?
    Connie: You know me—always late! I'm here now!
    Whit: Yes, yes...and I'm finally home.
  • Jack and Joanne sweetly and bashfully fumbling around each other like high schoolers in "The Decision" is incredibly sweet.
  • In "Tornado", a young Mandy Straussberg sells her beloved doll to the J and J Antique Gallery for money to give to the Rathbones, whose house has been badly damaged by the titular disaster.
    • This act moves Jack Allen, to whom Mandy sold the doll, and inspires him to bring together a group of volunteers to donate money and help work on fixing the Rathbones' house.
    • Perhaps the most heartwarming moment comes at the end—Bart Rathbone, scam artist and penny-pincher extraordinaire, ends up buying Mandy's doll back and sending it to her anonymously.
  • In "Break A Leg", after realizing just how much he relies on Shakespeare's every action around the Harlequin Theatre, Edwin indulges one of his few truly heartfelt moments and gives Shakespeare a plaque as a way of revealing that he's naming Shakespeare the Vice President.
  • In "Plan B: Resistance" Wooton comes across Connie in the park while she's grieving the losses of Mitch and Eugene and experiencing some heavy Parting Words Regret. Without a second thought he takes an hours-long break from his mail route to take Connie to the fair, spending the entire day with her to help her feel better. He also helps her realize that Mitch and Eugene knew she cared for them by the time she spent with them.
  • A joyful tear jerker from "A Most Extraordinary Conclusion": When an amnesiac Eugene tries overloading his memories in the Imagination Station, he comes out disoriented to find Whit, who prays for him. Eugene then begins to remember something that wasn't in the memory program—his conversion to Christianity from "The Time Has Come", with his loved ones by his side.
    • What's even better is that the only person not there for Eugene accepting Christ was Whit...who is the one person present for the return of his memories.
  • Mandy's parents reconciling in "Life, in the Third Person"—both for the in-universe family and for the clear message that hope and healing can be found even when damage seems irreparable.
    • The fact that Mandy also ends up in a happy marriage of her own down the line; as an old woman, she describes her husband (later revealed to be Trent DeWhite) as someone "very dear" to her, and speaks fondly of the valentine that started their friendship.
  • Jack and Lucy's engagement in "The Triangled Web", especially when Lucy comments that of all the guys who were interested in her, Jack is the one she wants because he's the one who knows her best.
  • Wooton doing shopping for Connie after her mom dies and everyone in Odyssey sending food to Whit's End.
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