- "Dawn Of The Eds." The Eds plan on sneaking into an R rated movie about killer robots when Ed starts recapping the story (...somehow) and they get so caught up in the moment that instead, they end up in the junkyard and play 'Space Outlaws' for the rest of the episode. Aside from being ten minutes of three friends just having fun, their Once an Episode scam doesn't hurt anyone (except Double D) and Ed even rescues Kevin from the Kanker sisters.
- The ending of "A Fistful of Ed" where Eddy actually defends Edd from the Kankers, telling them to back off because he had a rough day. Eddy then acts shy about it and gives his friends hot dogs to shut them up. Eddy not only for the first time defended his best friend, but also subverted the Butt Monkey ending that they usually would get.
Eddy: (angrily) Everybody happy?!Ed and Edd nod.Eddy: Good.
- This goes double when you take into account that A Fistful of Ed aired near the tail end of the series. Despite all the crap the writers put them through, they let the series end on a high note to end all high notes.
- This same episode also has Jimmy realizing that Edd is NOT the violent thug the other kids made him out to be since only a truly sensitive soul could crossbreed such a nice flower. Jimmy then decides to hear Double D's side of the story. Even more heartwarming? This was the same person who got all 3 of the Eds in trouble and got away with it. Now, he is kind, caring, and childish as usual.
- Ed's misguided attempt at protecting his baby sister Sarah was rather adorable, even if it WAS against the innocent Double D.
- Eddy questioning Edd for "beating up" Ed. Sure, that's not what happened, but seeing Eddy actually concerned for his friend's safety is always sweet.
- The relationship between Ed and Edd was one of the most emotional things about the episode. The (temporary) end of their friendship was very heartbreaking for both of them and their sadness in the entire episode shows how much they care about each other. And of course it was cute when they became friends again at the end.
- The episode "See No Ed" where the kids (except Kevin) are worried about the Eds when they couldn't find them. Jimmy confesses that this was what he had wished for every birthday and feels guilty about it.
- The Episode "Fa La La La Ed," where Ed brought the Christmas spirit in July, had this memorable exchange:
Double D: *weeping in shame*
Jimmy: Double D? *holds out piggy bank* Merry Christmas.
Double D: Why, thank you...but I couldn't.
Jimmy: *pauses* But it's Christmas.
Ed: There, there. Santa forgives.
- Also very moving, when Double D almost breaks Jimmy's piggy bank and is immediately remorseful:
- Double D telling Ed that he did a good thing bringing the spirit of Christmas to the neighborhood even in the middle of summer, and saying that Santa would be proud of him.
- The metaphor behind the ending of I Am Curious Ed, where Sarah and Jimmy leave all the birds-and-bees madness to just go be kids.
- In 'Duelin' Eds', Double D says he's going to make cupcakes for Eddy; Eddy's smile of appreciation is seen for a second before Rolf interrupts.
- Probably a minor one, but in the flashback-episode 'Every Which Way But Ed', Nazz's flashback reveals that she used to be very overweight, and yet the flashback shows the other kids hanging out with her and everyone is completely nice and accepting towards her. Considering how mean people can be, it was quite sweet.
- Doubles as Heartwarming in Hindsight, but in It's Way Ed, after falling behind on the latest fads, Double D tries cheering Eddy up by pointing out that fads go in a cycle and that they'd be back in style. Ten years after that episode aired, The Movie premiered, and you can figure out what happens there.
- 'Dear Ed' ends in a typical manner: Johnny and Plank make up and Eddy still doesn't get any money. Before he can sulk about it though, he notices the music change with Jimmy and Ed dancing to it. Eddy seeths at first, but when Double D goes to join them, he pauses for a moment and then decides that if you can't beat them, join them ("if ya can't beat em, show off" is his exact quote). The episode ends with the four of them dancing to disco music, completely forgetting what occurred no more than a minute ago. A nice and touching end compared to many other episodes.
- Say what you want about Sarah, but her friendship and attentiveness towards Jimmy is actually rather sweet, especially considering how older characters (Kevin and Eddy in particular) are rather contemptous of him; Sarah's always there to stick up for her friend. It's one of the rare occasions we see Sarah genuinely happy.
- Sarah's Precocious Crush on Double D in "An Ed Too Many". Along with Jimmy, Double D is one of the few characters whom Sarah has a genuine soft spot for. Also the episode "For Your Ed Only" when she wrote in her diary how cute Double D was and how she dreamed of him giving her a horse. Also, she writes in her diary how she knows that Double D is the most innocent of the three Eds, but as she puts it, "give those cutes ones and inch and they'll take a mile".
- Double D being the Nice Guy he is in the Valentine's Day episode and, upon finding May Kanker sobbing in the Janitor's room because Ed rejected her and she has no Valentine's Day cards, quickly gives her a makeshift card to cheer her up, despite the fact normally the Kankers terrify the Eds. Aww...
- Eddy replacing a light bulb for the Cul-de-sac Christmas Tree, for no other reason than because it needed a new one. It doesn't last for very long, but that was actually pretty sweet of him.
- Heck, the first 50 seconds of "Jingle Jingle Jangle" is heartwarming on its own. The episode opens with a few shots of the cul-de-sac on Christmas Eve; houses are decorated, Jonny and Plank are out and about catching snowflakes, and the entire neighborhood is blanketed with snow. Throw in a beautiful, yet simple medley of Christmas songs (with a piano and jingle bells, no less) and you've got an opening that'll really put you in the holiday spirit.
- Ed and Jimmy's bonding in "Ed In a Halfshell" was rather sweet, even though it did get ruined by the end of the episode.
- At the beginning of "Gimme Gimme Never Ed," Double D patiently and gently coaches Jimmy on how to properly stand on a surfboard.
Double D: That's it Jimmy. Now, distribute your weight...you can do it! Balance...
- "Momma's Little Ed": Eddy yells at Edd and throws him out of his room, but Ed's Puppy-Dog Eyes make him change his mind. So Eddy convinces Edd to come back and live with him (the scene is seen in the picture above).
- A little Friendship Moment in "Ed or Tails": When Ed finally realizes that his two jawbreakers aren't enough for him and his two friends, he sadly but immediately gives them to Edd and Eddy. Double heartwarming, Double D insists that they split the jawbreakers in equal shares, which unfortunatly leads to losing both of them, but his heart was in the right place.
- "Tinker Ed": When Eddy (regardless of his real intentions) reassures Jimmy about the fairytales, Jimmy hugs the Eds and, for a moment, looks genuinely happy and innocent.
- In the episode where the Kankers stage an elaborate plan to "marry" the Eds in an abandoned house, the Eds pretend to be attacked early in the episode to fool the kids. The kids believe it (at first), and Sarah cries out "someone save my idiot brother!" This shows that despite the massive amounts of abuse she dishes out, she still cares for him deep down.
- In another episode, Ed states that Sarah likes to watch him when he eats yogurt with his bellybutton. Weird, but it's kinda sweet to hear that there's at least one thing she likes doing with him.
- In the episode "Here's Mud In Your Ed", Rolf takes on a temporary "big brother" role towards Jimmy when the latter is upset about Eddy scamming him out of his money. It's a strangely cute episode.
- A small one in "Take this Ed and Shove It": At the beginning of Eddy's dream where everyone is elderly, when he sees his reflection for the first time, Eddy lets out a cheerful "Oh, hiya Grandpa!" This seems to indicate that Eddy gets along with his grandfather, and is genuinely happy to see him. Considering how Eddy's brother treat him, it's nice to know that Eddy gets along with at least one family member.
- Then, at the end of the dream, we see that not only has Double D patched up Eddy's head, but he even gave him a blanket, a drink, and a get-well card!
- The episode where Jimmy becomes a sumo wrestler (thanks to Eddy) in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a star has a surprisingly touching moment towards the end. Jimmy, Eddy, and Ed prepare to literally slingshot themselves to Japan in order to start Jimmy's sumo career. As Ed fires up the slingshot, the music starts to crescendo as they await the launch, Eddy excitedly anticipates all the money that he's about to make, and Jimmy, his arms in the air and ready to fly, starts to cry happily as he looks up towards the sky. It's almost as if his face is saying, "This is it. I'm finally going to be a star."
- When the slingshot epically fails and Eddy, Ed and Jimmy plummet to the ground, Edd immediately runs in to help them. Afterward, we see that Eddy and Ed are recovering at his house and Sarah's helping Jimmy lose the weight. And then, Eddy reveals that ONCE AGAIN he's learned nothing from this experience and tries to make a weight loss system for Jimmy.
- "DOGPILE!": Just about every moment involving that cry shows that, everything else aside, the Eds are still good friends.
- In a way, the ending of "May I Have This Ed?" could be seen as one. Not only do the Eds escape the school collapsing unharmed, their little moment at the end is pretty nice — both in the fact that each of them have a halfway decent ending for once even after everything comes crashing to the ground (literally), and how the normally irritable Eddy actually laughs off Ed's stupidity for once.
Ed: No school tomorrow! (Eddy gives a big grin)Edd: (Blissful) Seems I did learn something from your book, Eddy. After all, I did get to dance with Nazz!Ed: And I got Wilfred's phone number, guys!Eddy: (Half-smiling) You're an idiot, Ed!
- The second half of "Out With The Old, In With The Ed." The Eds publicly humiliate themselves just so they can all remain in the same homeroom together.
- In "A Pinch to Grow an Ed," Ed and Double D offer to help Eddy after everyone else makes fun of him being short. When they see a miserable Eddy lock himself in his room, they immediately go over to help.
Ed: Eddy?Eddy: No tall people allowed!Ed: We can help you get tall!Edd: Eddy?Eddy: (Opens door) You can?Ed and Double D smile.
- In "A Glass of Warm Ed," after Eddy and Double D learn that Ed sleepwalks and takes people's food in his sleep, they offer to sleep over at Ed's house to keep an eye on him.
- When the Kanker Sisters finally get the ship in a bottle back after an episode of destroying the whole town in "Run For Your Ed", what do they do? Lee holds it up, smiles and says: "We're a family again girls!" May and Marie squeeze up against her and "awww" in agreement. Right before a fight breaks out between the three over who gets to hold it.
- Similarly in "Ed Overboard" after one prank too far drives May to tears, Lee and Marie kidnap Ed and bring him to her to cheer her up.
- The handful of occasions we see where the Ed's just goof off like kids, rather than working on some complicated scam Eddy has thought up. There aren't many of them, as a lot of the shows comedy is based on the scams, but notable ones include the episode "Day of The Eds" mentioned above where they spend most of it playing spacemen in the junkyard, the end of "Flea-Bitten Ed" where they hang out and watch TV on the roof, and the opening of "Quick Shot Ed" that starts with them playing around in the junkyard.
- In "Who's Minding the Ed", Rolf has to go to a family reunion, meaning he has to find someone to take care of his animals while he's away. So who does he go to? Ed. It may not seem like an important detail, but this shows that Rolf realizes that Ed is good with his animals, and therefore trusts him with caring for them.
- In 'Pick An Ed', Ed tells Eddy about some graffiti in the school saying he's a "no-neck chump" and Eddy decides to wear a disguise so he can find out which of the cul-de-sac kids wrote it. Double D sees through it right away and says it's obviously him, but Ed falls for it and is happy to meet the "new kid", only to become distressed when he can't find Eddy and spends the whole episode running around with "missing" posters and asking people if they've seen him. His descriptions of Eddy are amusing ("squirrels like to pelt him with nuts!"), but it's adorable to see how concerned he is for his best friend.
- In 'Cleanliness is Next to Edness', Ed and Eddy think that they have to go to school (when it's actually the weekend). Eddy gets mad at Ed, then Double D calls Ed a "lovable oaf".
- Nazz, being the sweet girl she is, is the only cul-de-sac kid who willingly lends Double D a shower. She doesn't laugh at Double D or make him leave out of disgust for how bad he smells, she leads him inside and sets newspaper down for him to walk on. Too bad she forgot to remove her bra and panties from the bath before leaving Double D alone in the bathroom, but it's the thought that counts.
- In 'Too Smart For His Own Ed', Ed wins the Spelling Bee and is thrown a bunch of roses - one adult in the audience even tosses their hat up in the air, and it's not too big a stretch to imagine it could be Ed's dad celebrating his son's Darkhorse Victory. Aw!