This. Just think about it: Tedd could choose ANYONE for his bridge crew. He could have tons of different women in short skirts and Star Trek shirts, but instead he wants them all to look like Grace. Aw.
Thesestrips at the end of the Sister plot arc are both a heartwarming and awesome moment for Elliot. Why do you think Ellen is so protective of everyone? Keep in mind that just before this, Ellen thought that she was going to die and had told Elliot that she was going to do nothing but cause trouble for him, yet he still sticks up for her.
It's also touching that Tedd's dad is genuinely confused that the kids think he's going to harm Ellen; he's going to do his job sure but there's no way he's letting an innocent get hurt if he can help it.
The final strip in the Painted Black Arc: Mr. Verres is on the verge of waking Grace and Tedd up for sleeping together until he hears Grace whimper in her sleep. He opts to tuck them in instead, knowing that Grace needs that emotional closeness right then.
This strip where Susan comforts Justin after he reveals the story of his traumatic outing and his unrequieted crush on Elliot.
Justin ...I'm alone, and I just don't see that changing... Susan: You're not alone, Justin. Justin: Huh? Susan: You have Nanase, Ellen, Tedd, Grace, Sarah, me, and even Elliot. You haven't known all of us for very long, but we're all your friends. Being single is not the same as being alone. It may suck that you can't be romantic with the one you love, but you have people who care about you, and they like you for who you are.
Also, theaftermath of the Big Damn Kiss. It really shows just how good their friendship is for those two. Susan manages to help relieve a little of Justin's worries, and Justin helps Susan on the path to overcoming her own issues.
When Nanase is stressing out about coming out to her strict mother, she has a small rebellious outburst that causes her to be denied dessert. However the door creaks open and her little sister slips her some cookies on the sly.
Doubles as a Tear Jerker. Near the end of Sister II, as Angel!Nanase has Abe in her grip, she makes her tell him what he promised, but not what he said. She reminds him that he promised to protect innocents, and, despite being born of the Dewitchery Diamond, Ellen was an innocent. The look on Abe's face as he realizes that he can't harm Ellen (especially since he was very reluctant to do so in the first place), and his exclamation of relief just pulls at the heartstrings, especially when he instantly swears not to harm Ellen when told to.
A part of the drama in the story has been of Nanase being afraid to come out, to her family in particular, and the difficulties that this has caused, including insisting that the relationship be kept secret. When her partner's life is in jeopardy, however, she literally risks her life to save said partner; this is not, however, the Heartwarming Moment itself. Later, while she lies in the hospital, recovering from her brush with death, her partner by her side and in tears, and having just being told that it may be months before she can again use magic, having burnt herself out in defense of the one that she loves, we have the following exchange between her and her partner:
"Small price to pay. You're alive, that's all that matters."
"I... You know what I want to say, but I know you wouldn't want me to say it in public..."
"I love you too, Ellen."
And then in later strip, when Nanase thinks her mother is okay with her lesbian relationship ... but subverted as it turns out she just doesn't take it seriously, thinking they'll eventually grow out of it.
And her next line immediately after that. She is able to put her disagreement aside and remember that her daughter could very well have died that evening.
Nanase's Mother: Shh... We have all the time in the world to argue.
On the next page, Susan bitterly asks if he thought her fangasm was funny, but Elliot states that he liked it because she expressed such passion.
Elliot's brief summary of what went through his mind when Ellen was created by the Dewitchery Diamond. It was an unbelievably disorienting experience for Ellen, but for Elliot...
Elliot:I've never been this confused before. Ellen: Oh, sure you have. What about after you touched the diamond? Elliot: That was pretty simple, actually. Ellen:Really. The spontaneous creation of a female twin with all of your memories. That was simple. Elliot: "She's family. Help her." Not that complicated.
When Susan discovers that Tom's friendly overtures towards her were actually part of his attempts to manipulate her into asking him out, she calls him out on it, takes him down a peg and completely obliterates his attempt at justifying his actions. After the altercation, Sarah asks her if she's okay. Susan's reaction: spontaneous hugging.
Near the end of the "Identity" arc, when Diane receives Susan's thank-you message and realizes: "This is from my sister." Her expression in the last panel combined with the realisation is what really sells it.
A subtle one in this comic. George, who usually is completely apathetic, gives advice to Sarah in their game (while several people have been treating her with derision for "pretending" to be a geek chick), and he does it without being condescending or mean. It's understated but there.
Earlier in that arc, George gives Grace some fairly useful relationship advice as well.
And then later, *Tensaided* of all people sticks up for Sarah and lays a well-deserved but decidedly proportionate smack-down on Larry.
Pandora legitimately loved Blaike with every fiber of her being and couldn't bear the thought of reducing him to a chapter in a memoir; instead she turns into an utter Mama Bear towards their son to honor her beloved's memory.
Pandora protects her family. That goes beyond her son. 'nuff said.
As an extension, Pandora offering to help Sarah awaken because "I like her."
When Susan is confused and upset about finding out about the possibility of Diane being her sister, Ellen makes this amazing statement, complete with Call-Back.
You're not the only one who's confused right now, Susan. Diane's spent her entire life with her adoptive family. She loves them very much, but she's spent her whole life not knowing anything about her biological parents. And then she finds out about you. On top of that, she finds out about vampires, and how you have that in common. She feels that whirlwind the same as you, Susan. That makes it simple. She's family. Help her.
Box: I'm going to talk to my son on Saturday. Can I tell you how it goes after I do? Sarah: Uh, sure, no problem, Box. Box: You're a good friend, Sarah.
Immediately after this, Pandora goes to Ted to tell him what he is to the best of her knowledge, that he'll keep his abilities regardless of whether magic changes or not, and that he's done incredible things with what he has. You know, in her own... unique, way.