Heartwarming: Infinite Crisis

  • During the meeting between the Golden Age Superman and Batman, Superman tries to convince Batman to join them, explaining to him in a completely non-threating and friendly way why he should help them, how everyone's life would be better if he did so, as everyone on Earth-1 is darker and more twisted than they are on Earth-2. Bruce's answer? "And what about Dick Grayson?" Superman is completely lost for words, proving that Dick Grayson truly is The Heart of the DC Universe.
  • Crosses over with Moment Of Awesome, but Bart Allen vs. Superboy Prime. When Jay Garrick falters due to his age and Wally West leaves to say goodbye to his family (itself a Heartwarming moment) Prime berates Bart for being stupid, a child, alone, etc. even as Kid Flash drags him into the Speed Force. Bart starts to falter even as he declares "I'm not stupid." At that point, his grandfather, Barry Allen, who had been dead about 20 real-time years, emerges from the Speed Force, grabs Prime in a choke hold and tells him he isn't alone, either.
  • When Bruce goes on his self-discovery quest, as he done before, only it'll be different this time he's not going to be alone because his two adopted sons Dick and Tim are coming with.
  • In a meta-sense, the reasoning behind Nightwing's survival - DC Editorial originally wanted to kill off the character in the events of the story, because his status as The Heart of the DCU would send shockwaves throughout the entire company. Geoff Johns outright refused to write it.
  • There is Superman from Earth Two coming to the aid of Power Girl and showing her the life she had with him and Lois. After she thought she was all alone, someone who didn't belong, it was truly heartening.
    Power Girl: [tearfully] You took me in! You treated me like I was your daughter!
    Earth 2 Lois Lane: Oh, honey... as far as we were concerned, you were our daughter.
  • The final assault against Brother Eye in orbit. Just after the strike team managed to knock out Eye's stabilizing unit to send it hurtling to Earth, the defense systems on the satellite activate to bring Batman, the Eye's original creator, down with it. All the while, the Eye is yelling at his "father", saying that after everything, Batman could never trust anyone ever again. Just then, a green aura appears and Hal Jordan (the one guy who best exemplifies the original reason Bats made Brother Eye) comes to get Batman. As they are leaving, Batman says: "You're wrong. I'd rather take my chances." To the satellite he created because he lost trust in his peers. That's gotta hurt.