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Heartwarming: Date A Live
  • The whimsical and innocently romantic lyrics of Save My Heart wonderfully summarizes Touka's newfound hope in life that Shidou has given her:
    My life was momochrome and colorless, until the day you appeared, and then the cold cold winds stopped blowing.
    With every sincere word you say, new meaning poured forth endlessly; what do they mean?
    You are so different from everyone I've met to this day,
    I want to know if you stole my heart?
    Feel Me: Maybe you are the only one, who can wake me up from my eternal sleep
    Like the Gallant Prince in storybooks from childhood.
    Touch Me: I know have a feeling that only you,
    Can open that eternaly locked door
    With your hands gently turn the key
    Please, Save My Heart.

  • Since a Heartwarming Moment is practially a prerequisite for getting each Spirit to trust Shido enough for him to seal their powers (with the exception of Kotori, who already was, and still is, at a maximum affection level with Shido), of course we'll have quite a bit of these over the series. The Crowning Moment of Heartwarming for each volume that results in the sealing of a Spirit's powers:
    • Volume 1: Shido convinces Tohka to stay in this world, saying that even if everyone else rejected her, he would still continue to accept her. Then he gets shot Taking the Bullet for her.
    • Volume 2: Shido crosses a five metre barrier of blizzard (which could easily have killed him or frozen him) that Yoshino set up just to get to her to hand her Yoshinon, which he finally managed to find. He makes it to her, barely alive, handing her the puppet. Cue Cry Cute moment from Yoshino.
    • Volume 5: When Shido finally manages to convince the Yamai twins, who were fighting each other trying to wear themselves out enough for the other to kill her so the other can live on as Yamai, that as much as they care about each other, deep down they really don't want to die either, and that they really actually want to continue to live together. The duo finally make peace and stop fighting due to this.
      • Another one would be that Kotori, despite abusing Kyouhei because of his masochistic tendencies, places her belief in him that he will save the Ratatoskr crew (as she wasn't in the ship at that point) from an attack by DEM.
    • Volume 7: When Shido makes good on the promise he made to Miku to save her if she were ever in danger, in response to the question she asked on a whim, and didn't expect him to keep, given that she had lost trust in humanity, especially guys in particular. In addition, she didn't expect to be protected or even thought of by anyone (least not a guy) when she lost her voice (which had happened when she ran out of spiritual power there and then), which was the only thing going for her, and without which she would be worthless. Granted, he already resolved to save all spirits no matter what (including Tohka, who had given in to her Superpowered Evil Side and was the one the two of them were fighting in the first place, and Shido didn't want her to kill anyone either), but it still counts as the Crowning Moment of Heartwarming for this series so far.
  • Volume 4 also has one in a flashback, when Shido, who Kotori thought forgot her birthday, gives Kotori the black ribbons he bought her as her birthday present, and made her promise to be strong whenever she wears them. Hilarious in Hindsight considering her personality now.

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