Heartwarming / Kingdom Hearts I

  • Watching Sora willingly jump off the plank of Captain Hook's ship because he believed he'd be able to fly was heartwarming enough. Moments later we get to see his faith rewarded as he soars away before the crocodile can eat him.
  • Watching Sora and Donald happily reunite thanks to Tarzan, sure it's quickly spoiled by a CMOF, but it's a sign of things to come.
  • "This boat runs on happy faces."
  • Sora is too afraid to tell Kairi how he feels. How does he show he cares for her? By going to the murals they made for each other as children and scratching in a Paopu fruit. At the end of the game, Kairi does the same thing.
  • Jasmine has been captured, and Aladdin only has one wish. Genie tells him that he can just use that wish to get Jasmine back, safe and sound. He chooses to free Genie instead.
  • The conclusion to Sora's last visit to the Hundred Acre Wood has him, Pooh, and all their friends looking up at the big, beautiful moon together on a hill, before Sora waves goodbye, and the cover of the book changes to a drawing of Sora holding Pooh's hand as they walk side-by-side.
    "Sora, don't forget. We shall always be here. If you'd like to visit again, that is."
  • Kairi bringing Sora back from the darkness and transforming him from a heartless back into his normal state by hugging him.
    Sora: Kairi... thank you.
    Kairi: Sora!
    • Not to mention Donald and Goofy's happy reaction upon seeing Sora turned back to normal.
  • The cutscene of Sora summoning Bambi, complete with the teen giving the fawn a pat in the head. Twice as adorable in Halloween Town, because of Sora's vampire garb, which shows a lot.
  • How the Beast joins the party. Sora is left alone, with no way to defend himself, let alone save Kairi, and what does the big guy do? He tells this heartbroken and defeated kid that he's never even met before to keep fighting, no matter what, and protects him from every single heartless that tries to attack him on their journey through the castle.