A buzzed Walt pointing out to Thao that he is passing up a chance with Youa.
When Walt is having Thao do various chores for his neighbors, a little girl and her grandfather comes up and asks Walt if Thao can do a job for them. Walt responds very politely and almost grandfatherly to the little girl with no hint of sarcasm or insults.
Walt lending Thao the Gran Torino to take Yua out on a date.
Walt leaves Thao his Gran Torino in his will, in gloriously profane fashion, much to the chagrin of his bitchy granddaughter.
During the whole ordeal, Walt insists on Janovich calling him Mr. Kowalski. Pretty much implying that only friends could call him Walt. After Sue's rape when Janovich goes to talk to Walt, not only does he share a beer with him; Walt insists on Janovich calling him by his first name, establishing that he finally considers him a friend.
Though also a Tear Jerker, the scene where Walt dies, is pretty heartwarming when the Hmong cop secretly told Thao what happened, and that Spider's Gang will be locked up for good.
Walt's funeral attended by many members of the Hmong community.