- When she first meets Robert and Morgan, Giselle goes on about how no one has been at all pleasant to her since she first arrived here, let alone been willing to help. Robert goes "Yeah, well, welcome to New York." Giselle turns to him with a glowing smile and a relieved "Thank you." Comically Missing the Point, perhaps, but her intense gratitude for his helping her at all makes this a Moment, nonetheless.
- When Robert watches Giselle sleep on the couch, seeing how peaceful, content, and innocent she looks, and decides to let her stay for the night instead of kicking her out, like he planned. Watching him, we can feel his heart softening at her vulnerability, as a warm smile forms on his face.
- Giselle seeing a statue of a large woman and genuinely telling Robert "She's beautiful."
- Everyone is beautiful to Giselle. No matter your background or size or whatever, she thinks you're just perfect the way you are.
- The fact that Robert, for all his cynicism and how nuts he's driven by Giselle's antics, can never bring himself to leave her to fend for herself. Effectively he finds himself in the position of protector, and rises to the occasion—going back to interacting with her as if its the most natural thing in the world. He always seems to do it reluctantly, with a tired sigh and headshake, but he can't help himself. He's a Knight in Sour Armor, and he's got a princess to defend.
Giselle: Robert? (...) I'm so sorry. You've been a very kind friend to me when I had none—and I would never want to make you unhappy, or cause you any trouble, so...I'll go. I wish you...every happiness.
- For her part, before they nearly go their separate ways at Central Park, Giselle gives this sweet and earnest little speech which is a nice Moment of her own—a sort of "as friends" (at this point) spin on I Want My Beloved to Be Happy:
- The whole conversation between Robert and Giselle at the Italian restaurant is filled to the brim with Moments. There's Robert charming Giselle with his magic trick; there's Giselle's tender (and rather maternal) observations about Morgan...and then there's Giselle's pointed-but-gentle questions that get Robert to open up about 1) Morgan's mother and 2) the reasons behind his un-Romantic worldview. Particularly it's implied that Robert's bottled this up for a long time, never talking about this to anyone—but Giselle's non-judgmental attitude allows him to open up to her and confide his pain. And it's topped by this, when Giselle effectively tells him to keep his chin up and hope that one day, his dreams will come true:
Robert: Yeah, well...I forgot who I was talking to....Giselle: Well, I hope you don't forget. I like talking to you.
- When Edward finally arrives at Robert's apartment, Giselle anxiously asks Robert how she looks. Robert tells her she looks beautiful. Giselle looks about ready to cry with happiness.
- The fact that Giselle's romantic observations about the couple whose divorce Robert's been handling—and her public Tender Tears when learning of their divorce—inspires said couple to repair their relationship.
- Robert is cynical and utterly unromantic, but he is obviously falling for Disney Princess-turned-real Giselle. When they dance at the ball, romantic song in the background, Robert starts softly singing along for her... even though he earlier said in the movie that he "doesn't dance" and "doesn't sing." Cue any girls watching to movie to go "Awwww!!!"
- The True Love's Kiss scene. Seeing that Edward's kiss has failed to wake Giselle, Robert goes over to her and kisses her. Giselle's eyes flutter open. She looks up toward Robert, and whispers, relievedly:
Giselle: I knew it was you.
- When, at the end, Edward ends up with Robert's girlfriend, that's a very short but very heartwarming scene. For that matter, when you think about Edward's character, you know that he did really love Giselle... but when he realized that his kiss wouldn't work, he turned around and asked Robert to do it. It showed that he was very open-minded, good at accepting the truth and the inevitable, and would then proceed to look for other available solutions.
- Edward's delighted expression when he realized that Giselle and Robert were obviously meant for each other.
- "It's a perfect fit." Her expression totally perfected the scene.
- Throwing away her cell phone at her wedding to Prince Edward: goodbye real world hassle, hello wedded fairy tale bliss!
- Just consider the set-up of the scene. Nancy's clearly upset about how her long-time fiance has gone off with another woman, but is really trying to hold it together and be mature about the whole thing. And Edward, whose own fiance has just left him, sees her and goes to talk to her, even though he hardly knows her at all. And think about how it is in his fairy tale view of the world. Him trying the slipper on her is him really thinking she's the one for him!
- In a grander sense, just look at how positively Giselle affects the world around her just by being herself. In contrast, our cynical, imperfect "real" world tried very hard and failed to break her sunny spirit.
- The "That's How You Know" number is a great example in itself, as she turns an average day at the park into one of the most joyous musical numbers you ever did see. (Say, what's in that Disney magic, anyway??)
- Nancy, despite having a legitimate reason to dislike Giselle, is the first person to phone for help when Giselle collapses. She also insists that Robert kisses Giselle to save her, despite it clearly crushing her.