Heartwarming / Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
No, you're not dreaming. This is actually happening.
- The characters Sword and Blade are pretty nice guys in this adaption, and the reason they chose to follow Meta Knight is very heartwarming. Specifically, they were former criminals that enjoyed robbing passengers, up until Meta Knight saved them from the Demon Beast that went by the name of Wolfwrath.
- The episode "Like Mother, Like Snail", or "Escargoon Rules", to put simply, is like this: Escargoon may be something of a Jerkass, but he will do anything for his mother. In the end, when she finds out he's not really king, she tells him that to her, he will always be king.
- Episode 51(Japan) the Cappys throw a party for Kirby celebrating his anniversary when he first came to Pupupu Land.
- During Episodes 35-36 (Japan), Dedede starts a national race, and among the contestants is the Mayor and his wife. Throughout the preparations for the race, the mayor's wife Hana is startled to find that her husband has become so intent on winning the race that he seemed to have forgotten their anniversary. When the Mayor wins the race, he immediately gives the trophy to his wife, stating that he wanted to win the race and present her the trophy to celebrate their anniversary.
- When Mable predicts the planet's destruction via collision with a red star, everyone resigns to their fates, and decide to all come together at Dedede's castle. There, they begin confessing and apologizing amongst one another for past grievances and for anything they did wrong to each other.
- Dedede also joins in deciding, that before he dies, he should make at least one person happy. As such, he destroys his own statue to build a park, and immediately tugs Kirby from his home to show him the park. As Kirby plays, Dedede finally accepts his fate, and cries tears of joy having at least made someone happy.
- In Hatch Me If You Can, Kirby looks after a baby Galbo who thinks that he is his mother even after the citizens of Cappy Town consider the Galbo to be a public menace. When he has to fight his real mother as part of a plan by King Dedede, the Galbo ends up coming to his defense in return.
- When Kawasaki's teacher, Chef Shiitake, visits the village, and strips Kawasaki of the right to cook, Kawasaki finds a hallucinatory additive that also doubles as an amazing spice, and he effectively ruins Shiitake's reputation thinking that he uses the additive in regular food. At the end of the episode, Kawasaki's told that the additive was simply a gift for him to teach him that "Taste is something that can change drastically because of little changes". When Kawasaki asks what's going to happen to Shiitake now that his reputation's ruined, he simply laughs it off, and tells Kawasaki that it doesn't really matter since Kawasaki learned something.
- When Kirby and friends take Phan Phan to Kirby's house to keep the elephant-like Demon Beast from destroying the village, Kirby begins to present Phan Phan with apples. Unfortunately for Kirby, he eats all but one of the apples before he can do himself. He then notices that Kirby is very disappointed that he couldn't eat a single one, and decides to just give Kirby the last apple.
- Bonkers' life is quite sad in the sense that he was captured by a circus troupe, and trained to be an attraction, and was subjected to various abusive treatments. One time, he watched Kirby from his captor's television from a cage, and eventually decides to leave to find his idol. When he does, he does everything he can to impress Kirby, but Bonkers ends up being captured by Dedede and is turned into a demon beast bent on killing Kirby. Even in his monster, Bonkers still retained enough sanity to stop attacking, and began to cry, giving Kirby a much needed opening. At the end of the episode Bonkers leaves to continue his own training, waving goodbye to his idol.
- In episode 7, Dynablade sheds Tears of Joy upon seeing her chick for the first time. It's so sweet that it can bring a tear to any eye.
- In episode 93, after a "practical joke" by Dedede and Escargoon involving dozens of watermelons spiked with TIME BOMBS for Kirby's consumption, Tiff decides enough is enough and makes a plan to get him back by getting everyone to pretend the prank KILLED Kirby and inviting Dedede to the memorial. Not only does he seem genuinely sad that Kirby died, he reacts with Tears of Joy when the prank is revealed, saying that ruling Dream Land was boring before Kirby showed up, and that he NEEDS him as his enemy. A great moment to cement the king turning away from his Adaptational Villainy.
- At the start of the episode, Dedede discovers the town holds Appreciation Days for every civilian...except him, who they have nothing to appreciate over. Even his Waddle Dee minions refuse to celebrate him. As he gets more desperate and lonely however, Tiff suggests they take pity and give him one present. Kirby is sent to deliver it, knowing Dedede will appreciate it most from him. Expectedly Dedede throws an enormous welcome celebration when Kirby comes with the gift, a watermelon. Unfortunately, Kirby's glutton ruins the gift and leads to a tantrum and aforementioned revenge prank by Dedede.
- In light of discovering his 0% Approval Rating, Dedede points out at least Escargoon is hated as well. That immediate moment Escargoon gets a package of sweets from his mother.