Heartwarming / It

  • Bill's final ride down the hill on Silver, snapping Audra out of her trance. Their loving embrace at the end is the perfect triumphant cap to the story.
  • At the end Ben and Beverly finally hook up and leave Derry together. Victorious Childhood Friend doesn't even begin to cover it.
    • The movie adds another layer of heartwarming to this. Not only do Ben and Beverly end up getting married, Beverly gets pregnant shortly afterwards, hinting that the curse of infertility on the group has been broken.
  • The Losers Club teaming up to protect Mike from Henry Bowers, even though they barely know him at the time.
  • As weird and uncomfortably squicky as it is, Bev having sex with the boys in the sewer does pull the group together emotionally.
  • Bill and Georgie's relationship seen at the beginning of the novel and talked about from time to time.
  • While hiding from Henry's gang. Beverly thanks Ben for the poem he wrote for her, even when he denies it.
  • Some of the anecdotes by Mike's father sink into this. Despite the racism he experienced, there were still white people who would fight tooth and nail; the story of the Sheriff working on the case after a vicious hate crime is particularly heartwarming.
  • While many of the Losers' parents are neglectful, abusive or don't appear, the scenes of Richie and Mike with their parents demonstrate a clearly loving atmosphere. Richie and his dad joke around easily, and Mike and his dad are fiercely close. Bill's were also good parents until Georgie died.
  • After they finally kill IT and escape the sewers, we're treated to this:
    "They walked into the Town House on a wave of laughter, and as Bill pushed through the glass door, Beverly caught sight of something which she never spoke of but never forgot. For just a moment she saw their reflections in the glass - only there were six, not four, because Eddie was behind Richie and Stan was behind Bill, that little half-smile on his face."
    • Was Stan's spirit with the Losers and helping them in their final fight against their childhood boogeyman, or did his and Eddie's spirits reunite with their friends to finally find peace after their friends were finally able to kill IT? It's heartwarming either way, and especially powerful because the narration confirms Beverly never forgot this moment, even though all the Losers' memories began to fade again.
  • During the trial of Richard Macklin, he admitted in tears that he did daily beaten his sons, but he did love them and did not understand why he did it, and if Eddie managed to run away, then that would be one thing he would thank God for (most likely due to Eddie avoiding his abuse). During the abuse of one part, Eddie was unconscious on the floor, Monica Macklin (Richard's later ex-wife) did nothing to prevent the abuse for either son, but she did threaten to take him to the hospital, Richard yelled no in fear of going to prison, so Monica brought him to bed and took care of his wounds.