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Heartwarming: Gunnerkrigg Court
  • Children in Thailand being taught English via readings of Gunnerkrigg Court, getting really into the story and even acting out chapters as a classroom activity.
  • From Chapter 6: A Handful Of Dirt:
    • Annie and Kat, hanging out at the cherry tree.
  • From Chapter 11: Dobranoc, Gamma:
    • The fact Gamma has been trying to never sleep because Zimmy doesn't.
    • The Happy Rain at the end. Zimmy is so happy! Aww!
  • From Chapter 12: Mainly Involves Robots:
    • This little bit at the end.
    Antimony: Robot, I'm so sorry I caused you all this trouble. I should have told you to come back after you crossed the bridge.
    Robot: Don't apologise. You see, you gave me something I'd never had before. You gave me a choice.
  • From Chapter 13: A Week For Kat:
    • Annie's way of telling Kat she's beautiful. AWWW!
    • The end of the chapter. Kat's boyfriend turns into a bird and flies away (forever, according to the narrator) and how does she react? "Who could cry after a week like that?"
  • From Chapter 14: The Fangs Of Summertime:
    Reynardine: "Aren't you going to ask me what I did? What law I broke?"
    Antimony: "In your own time."
  • From Chapter 15: Red Returns:
    • The beginning of the chapter, where the normally-stoic Annie cries tears of happiness upon seeing Kat for the first time after summer holiday.
  • From Chapter 16: A Ghost Story:
    • The end is amazingly sweet. "Always remember... Remember I will never send you into danger."
  • From Chapter 18: S1:
    • Reynardine questioning Kat about Annie's life at the Court, showing that he does, in fact, care about her life.
    Reynardine: "You are a good friend to her, Katerina. How is she doing in her studies? Does she have many other friends? Has anyone been giving her trouble? Has a boy caught her eye?"
  • From Chapter 19: Power Station:
    • Gamma's reappearance. After a whole chapter wandering around the dark city of Zimmy's mental landscape, they find Gamma in the only lit room, surrounded by stuffed animals. To symbolize just how much Zimmy cares for Gamma.
    "Here it is. The only thing Zimmy could ever give a damn about."
    Zimmy: "I'd kill everyone in the world and then myself if she wanted it!"
    * From Chapter 20: Coyote Stories:
    • Coyote juggling his eyes while reminiscing about Annie's mother, stopping when he notices it is making her sad.
    "It is sad she is gone. We are all sad. All the people of the forest, and there are many."
  • From Chapter 21: Blinking:
    • Kat punching Muut (a spirit who's already established that it guides people to their deaths when their time is over) after finding out why Annie is angry at the Guides. It's such a little gesture that means such a lot.
  • From Chapter 22: Ties:
  • From Chapter 24: Residential:
    • This touching exchange between Antimony's and Reynardine's true selves. Could they actually be... bonding?
    • Annie and Kat going to socialize with the other kids.
  • From Chapter 25: Sky Watcher And The Angel:
    • The end of the chapter:
    Skywatcher: But there is a new statistic. The total number of angels I have seen is One. And I will keep watch for more.
  • From Chapter 26: The Old Dog's Tricks:
    • Annie and Ysengrin's exchange. Aww.
    • Ysengrin doing the closest thing he has ever done to apologizing to a human.
    • The revealing of Renard's body, perfectly preserved by Coyote in anticipation of his return.
    • After the small "trip" in the Ether:
    Coyote: "You saw three Ysengrins tonight: the way others see him, the way he sees himself, and the way he truly is. I want you to keep in mind the real Ysengrin!"
  • From Chapter 28: Spring Heeled, Part 2:
    • This page. Pay close attention. "I do it because I love you, Zimmy"
  • From Chapter 30: The Coward Heart:
    • Parley finally realising that she's in love with Andrew.
    Parley: And nobody calls me coward.
  • From Chapter 31: Fire Spike:
    • In the words of the forum, d'awwwww.
    • Fans had been speculating that after The Reveal about Surma's death that someone would comfort Annie by saying something along these lines. But who'd have thought that someone would be Ysengrin?
    "You did not take Surma's life. She gave it to you."
    • There's something really inspiring about this
    "You are stronger than you were this morning. Even if it does not feel that way. And you will become stronger still. Strong enough to walk on your own."
  • From Chapter 32: From The Forest She Came:
    • Annie and Reynardine's reunion.
    • A few strips later, we see that Reynardine would rather stay at the court with Annie rather than going back to the forest. They've bonded well, haven't they?
  • From Chapter 33: Give And Take:
    • There's something deeply moving about one of the older generation of golems taking such obvious joy at his descendants.
      • Tom's comment and the last two panels in the second of the link pages above also manage to be this. The little robot, who usually doesn't get such compliments, looks very happy at receiving one. And in the panel after that, the robot beside it placed its hand affectionately on its head.
  • From Chapter 34: Faraway Morning (And Three Short Tales):
  • From Chapter 35: Parley and Smitty Are In This One:
    • After the events of Chapter 30, Parley and Smitty behave like they were an all-time couple.
    • This page, featuring Robot and Shadow-2. Shadow-2 gets Robot a new jumper, and then then Robot hugs him. Aww.
  • From Chapter 36: Red Gets a Name:
  • From Chapter 37: Microsat 5:
    • Anthony has many ways to get in contact with the Court. He picked the one that would let him hear his daughter's voice.
    • The scenes which show that Donny may well have been Anthony's truest friend.
    • The ending of that chapter. "I guess this is where I'm supposed to tell you that you remind me of your mum or dad. Well, sorry, but you're your own person. I'm happy that my daughter has you as a friend."
  • From Chapter 38: Divine:
    Zimmy: Can't have anyone out there thinking I'm a nice person! Haha!
    Gamma: I think you're nice.
    Zimmy: That's all that matters to me.
    • A meta example. This chapter capped off a long line of stories about Annie letting her isolation and repression go and truly becoming an adult. Ever since, she's been a lot more open to everyone- instead of just Kat (and, since 'Fire Spike' the Forest-folk.)
  • From Chapter 39: The Great Secret:
    • When Ysengrin and Annie first met, he tried to kill her. How far they've come.... Which only makes it even worse later in the chapter when Ysengrin goes completely berserk and tries to kill her again. And to compound it, his first thoughts immediately afterward are horror at how he attacked Annie. Despite all of that, he really is Annie's friend.
  • From Chapter 40: The Stone:
    • This page is adorable. Even without showing any emotion whatsoever, it's clear that they really do care about each other.
  • From Chapter 41: Changes:
    Robot': But my body does not give out warmth, Shadow.
    Shadow: So? It's still nice, and I can hear the thrumming in your chest when I sit like this.
    Robot: It is nice.
  • From Chapter 42: Catalyst:
    • Parley inheriting the catchphrase Tom uses to refer to Eglamore after she begins training to be the next Protector of the Court. Also, Andrew and Annie just having fun in the Forest and playing around. (It's clear that Andrew is a bit rattled, but it's less genuine fear than 'OMG, what the hell is she doing?')
    • Also, we have Paz sending a love letter to Kat, confessing her crush after Kat thinks the letter is from Bobby... and Kat agreeing to go out with her! The look on Kat's face is just. so. sweet.
  • From Chapter 43: Quicksilver:
    • We find out that Reynard now has his own room. With shelves full of books and little ladders for him to climb on, and a dog-bed to snuggle up in! It's adorable!
    • This chapter also gives us this line from Reynard:
    Reynardine: And when I wear this symbol, I wear it with pride.
    • And at the end of the chapter, we find out whose house Reynardine was going to visit: Eglamore's. It says something amazingly profound about how these two have come that the mutual antipathy between them has broken up this much due to their growth and proximity to those they care about.
  • From Chapter 44: Crash Course:
    • Ysengrin is happy and laughing because Annie has proven herself to be strong.
    • Bonus points for the proud-father-style throw on the sixth panel of page 27. And the fact that he gets so carried away that he's gesturing all over the place.
    • And that he's now showing his true body around her without a second thought.
  • From Chapter 45: Thread:
    • Kat and Paz's first kiss. And then their second.
    Paz: You do not have to show off for me, Kat. I am already impressed.
    • Renard's reaction to learning about the above, telling Kat that people are always going to fear what they don't understand, but that she shouldn't worry about what others think of her relationship with Paz.
    Reynardine: As a creature in this world, you will face many hardships in your life. Who you love should not be one of them.
    • The revelation that Annie's disappearance isn't due to her disapproval of Kat and her same-sex relationship as Kat herself worried...it's because she realises that Kat, the most important person in her life, will leave her one day to pursue her own life, and Annie is worried that she herself will lash out in fear of this. She left to avoid doing damage to their friendship and the whole in-love-with-a-girl thing doesn't seem to have bothered her in the least.
      • Even softer and fluffier since Kat responds to Annie that she is the most important person in the world for her as well.
  • From Chapter 47: See Ya!:
    • The bonus page. Wait for it: Boo!

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