Heartwarming / Black Mirror

"Heaven is a place on earth..."

  • San Junipero. The episode itself is a crowning moment of heartwarming for the entire series. After several stories about mankind using technology to its detriment, we get a love story where technology is used to effectively live forever. To wit, Kelly agrees to pass onto San Junipero and spend her afterlife with Yorkie. Just the final scene of their consciousnesses with those of the inhabitants of San Junipero blinking with life can move even the hardest of hearts to tears of joy and hope.
    • On a smaller note, Kelly and Yorkie meeting each other in the real world is this marked with a small Tearjerker.
      Kelly: (kisses Yorkie's forehead) Hello, stupid.
    • Also, its dismantling of the Bury Your Gays trope was glorious.
    • It won two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.
    • In a more meta sense, a Sequel Episode for "San Junipero" being frequently requeste, Charlie Brooker has stated that neither him nor the rest of the creative team have any real desire to do one, because they want Kelly and Yorkie to keep their happy ending.
  • 15 Million Merits: Bing saw talent in Abi, so he donated 15 million of his own merits to help her go on Hot Shots. D'aww. Too bad it ends badly for her.
  • The ending of Nosedive, in a way. While Lacie has fallen socially and has just come off a Humiliation Conga that is capped off with her imprisoned, she ultimately feels more free than ever, and flirts with the man imprisoned across from her. The man also resembles the man used in advertising aimed at her.
  • Shut Up and Dance: Hector's relationship with Kenny. He does seem genuine in his attempts to try to help the younger man and goes beyond self-interest to comfort him in their hellish situation.
    • On the other hand, Hector basically browbeats Kenny into robbing the bank after Kenny initially refuses to go through with it. Hector — who believes that Kenny's only "crime" is being caught jerking off by his laptop's camera — paints an incredibly bleak and humiliating future for Kenny (essentially that he will be known as Wank-Boy for the rest of his life, especially when it becomes known what exactly he was wanking off to, something Hector, a family man, thankfully doesn't find out) in order to bully him into committing a felony. He does apologize afterward though, so a bit of a wash.
  • Just watching the USS Callister crew in relief and delight over escaping from Daly and the mod, and entering the main game. At least until they run into Gamer691, whereupon they just decide to "fuck off" into the vast unknown of the game.
  • In Arkangel Trick may not have been the best boyfriend what with him selling drugs, doing cocaine and even showing Sara pornographic and violent videos when they were both kids but he at least was kind to her during the short time they were together.
  • Hang the DJ features a couple attempting to defy a dating app that claims to have a 99.8 percent success rate. That's heartwarming on its own, but especially when the true meaning of that percentage is revealed: It means their simulated selves fall in love and manage to escape their world together 998 times out of one thousand simulations. You better believe these couples are meant to be together.
  • Black Museum has
    • Despite Dr. Dawson's devolution into a pain junkie, the technology allowed him to catch things that most Doctors wouldn't even know to look for. Notably, he saved a young boy who was mistakenly diagnosed as having appendicitis. In short, the man did save lives. In fact, his pain addiction started while he was trying to save a life.
    • Clayton Leigh's daughter Nish as the hero in the end. Doubling as a Crowning Moment of Awesome, she ends up taking revenge on the man responsible for hurting her family, frees her father from his agony and saves Carrie, who was trapped in a stuffed monkey and used as an exhibit. It also turns out that she even saved her mother after finding that she had committed suicide.
    • After dealing with Rolo, when Nish is exiting the museum Carrie, who is being saved by her and is still has her consciousness trapped in the stuffed monkey, ends up saying "Monkey loves you" expressing gratitude for rescuing her and avenging what Rolo did.