Heartwarming / Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Every fan Tearbends at this scene.

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  • Whenever Katara brings Aang out of the Avatar State. Particularly in "The Desert". While everyone else runs to get out of the way, she struggles over to him and pulls him down into her famous Cooldown Hug. It takes a couple seconds, but he calms down. If that's not love...
  • Any time the Gaang share a Group Hug, especially Zuko's first group hug officially marking his acceptance in the True Companions!
  • Iroh's interactions with Toph and Aang. While Toph and Aang were initially his enemies, they were still kids who needed some guidance in their lives. He was able to provide some wisdom and give some advice for their situation.
  • While they clash a lot over things like pragmatism vs. ethics, it's very clear throughout the series that Sokka and Katara love each other dearly. In "The Painted Lady", Sokka makes it clear that he's perfectly aware of who the "Painted Lady" is via pointed jokes, but he doesn't stop Katara from doing her thing until he has actual proof that she lied about Appa being sick. When she tells him point blank she won't turn her back on people who need her, Sokka drops his protests and says "I won't ever turn my back on you." And at the end of the episode, when the citizens begin vilifying Katara for impersonating the Painted Lady, Sokka jumps in and tells them they should be down on their knees thanking Katara for everything she's done for them. Things Sokka criticized her for doing!

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  • On Free Comic Day for 2015, there's an issue focusing on Ty Lee and her reunion with her sisters, who turned out adopted the same circus life that Ty Lee did. This makes Ty Lee initially uneasy as it seem to deter the point of her attempt to set an identity independent from her six identical sisters until they show her that being a part of a match set can be a good thing after all.
  • A comic issue where Mai is furious to find that her father intends to raise her little brother, to whom she was aloof to before, into Ozai ideology. She ultimately snatches Tom-Tom away to a safe haven with her aunt. A sneak peek of the next upcoming comic trilogy would show that Mai's mother eventually joined her children there when she became disgruntled by her husband's dangerous ideology.

Meta

  • This is a Real Life, but still related to the creator's of Avatar: From Mike and Bryan to the fans.
    Last week Avatar was fortunate enough to win both Annie awards it was up for, ˜Best Directing in TV for Joaquim Dos Santos on Ep. 320 and Best Series for Children. We are proud of the awards, and it is a good way to cap the series — it is always nice to be recognized by one's peers. But ultimately it is the continued and growing support and enthusiasm from the show's fans all over the world that gives us the most pride and satisfaction. Thanks for all of your heart and dedication to this world, these characters and this story. We hope it has enriched your lives in some way. We know that you have enriched ours.
  • Another Meta example: This article on Sifu Kisu, the martial arts consultant for the show, mentions that his teacher saw it.
    He's always been suspect about kung fu and how it's portrayed in popular media. He watched the first three or four episodes - the boy in the iceberg - and he was teary eyed. He said, 'You did good. It represented martial arts in a very positive and beautiful light in terms of its restraint and its philosophy.'

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