Heartwarming / Independence Day

  • I always liked the line just after Russell Casse crashes his plane into a alien's ship, destroying it and killing himself.
    Major Mitchell: What your father did was very brave. You should be proud of him.
    Miguel Casse: ...I am.
    • Just before that.
    Russell: Tell my children, I love them very much.
    • They heard you Rus, they heard.
  • Steve and Jasmine's reunion, after each thought the other was dead.
  • Julius tearing into the President and his staff for continuing to be disrespectful towards his son.
    Julius: Hey, hey, hey, don't you tell him to shut up! You'd all be dead now if it weren't for my David!
    • A minor moment before that; when Whitmore finds David and Julius in the Oval Office, he wants to blow them off. Julius walks right up to the President of the United States to politely urge him to listen to his son.
  • Julius comforting David after the failed attempt to nuke the Invaders's ships.
  • Steve and Jasmine's wedding, made extra heartwarming by David and Connie fully reconciling.
  • President Whitmore and General Grey's trust in each other to the point of occasional First-Name Basis.
  • The farewell scene before Steve and David attempt to infiltrate the mothership. Especially the exchange between David and Julius:
    Julius: (hands David a pair of airsickness bags) "Here. Just in case."
    David: (hands Julius a yamukel and a Torah) "Here. Just in case."
  • In the special edition, David tries to find Connie's private cell number. He tries numerous variations and nicknames, but it doesn't come up. Julius suggests searching for "Levinson," even though she didn't take his name when they were married. David types it in to prove he's wrong...and sure enough, "Connie Levinson" appears.
    Julius: Hehe, so what do I know?
    • Also the fact that, despite being rebuffed in his attempt to warn her over the phone, David still drives all the way to Washington to convince Connie in person.
  • The novel features an extension of the scene with the RAF pilots. As they head for the communications tent, they're joined by an Israeli soldier. The Arabs are understandably nervous, but a few jokes by the British, the Arabs, and the Israeli help to alleviate the tension. As one of the Brits says, forty-eight hours of an alien invasion have done what seventy years of diplomacy couldn't.
  • Even after Nimzicki has spent the whole movie as full-on Jerkass, Julius still urges him into joining the prayer group Julius is leading.
    Nimzicki: I'm not Jewish.
    Julius: Nobody's perfect. [resumes praying in Hebrew]
  • Humanity celebrating their survival, as the movie cuts to an African nation,Egypt, and Australia all with downed City Destroyers.
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