- At the end of Episode 3, Carlos finally wakes up, and tells the others that he had a 'beautiful dream': They defended the town, and Chizuru was there! Bario tells Carlos that it really happened, and we see a new photo on the wall of the El Dorado V, Van and Wendy, and the townfolk.
- The sheriff's loyalty to his childhood heroes was pretty touching too, especially after they win.
- In episode 4, after Wendy has risked life and limb to get Van medicine that he doesn't actually need, he finally calls her by name when he tells her good night. Awwwww. (Alternative reaction: WHY does she put up with so much crap in exchange for such minor victories?)
- Love makes you do crazy things apparently, and she must see something good enough in him to care for him despite his outward Jerkass tendencies, and given she's proven absolutely right as time goes by, that's even more heartwarming.
- After his epiphany in episode 16, Van gives the cross-puzzle to Wendy and suggests that she wear it around her neck. He seems to intend it as an Apology Gift, but given the way it was used symbolically during the epiphany, it's particularly touching that he wants Wendy to have it.
- In a later episode Melissa's Heroic Sacrifice to save her brother Carossa's life. Too bad that this quickly becomes a Tear Jerker.
- Michael and Fasalina's last scene together, which reveals how much they do care about each other. Particularly heartwarming given her backstory. Also might count as a Tear Jerker.
- If the drama CD is canon, then it's not a Tear Jerker, since they survived.
- In a sad, bittersweet way, Ray's death in episode 24, where he wakes up in front of his house, watching his wife hang the laundry. He'd made peace with his brother, and though he died, it meant that after a hard life, he could finally rest and be reunited with Shino. It's made all the more clear when he looks at his gun, before leaving it and going to his wife.
Shino: Welcome home, Ray.
- Final episode: Van is getting knocked around by the Birth Day armor, and he's losing consciousness. He sees washed-out flashes of the events of the series...ending with seeing Wendy and his late wife in full color.
- In the Distant Finale, Van is shown to have been carrying the "Good Guys pic" over his heart. This contrasts with episode 9, in which he refused to take the photograph of himself, Wendy, and the El Dora gang, though the El Dora V had specifically requested that Carmen bring it to him. (He claimed he didn't "need" it.) It indicates that he HAS changed over the course of the series: he actually cares about his True Companions now.
- And of course Van meeting Wendy again. What's the last shot of the series? Van shouting at eating good food again alongside Kameo, with Wendy still as embarrassed as ever even after five years. Nothing's changed at all.
Heartwarming / GUN×SWORD
GUN×SWORD is heavy on the awesome and the funny, but it has some heartwarming, too.