* The awkward romance between the Comte and Caroline, particularly when she comforts him over his wife's disappearance.
* Early Easter morning, Vianne discovers [[spoiler: the Comte has broken into her chocolate shop, and has binged on the sweets in her front window.]] Without judgment, she offers him what appears to be seltzer water to settle his stomach. He gives her a warm smile of acceptance in the last scene of the film.
* Luc Clairmont has to sneak out to attend Armande's party because Caroline won't approve. After discovering her son has run away, Caroline understandably goes all over town looking for him. Instead of being angry when she finds Luc, however, she presents him with the bike his dad used to ride, possibly as an apology for her overprotectiveness. Doubly heartwarming since [[spoiler: this happens immediately after Armande's death; mom and son console each other.]]