In the finale of the UK version, when Chris makes fun of David's girlfriend and David tells him to fuck off.
Tim and Dawn.
"Never give up."
Ricky Gervais' other show, Extras, manages one as well in its Christmas special. Coming off his Crowning Moment Of Awesome speech telling off all of the celebrities desperate to be on TV (like he was), as well as the paparazzi who indulge them,Andy breaks down and says Maggie was always right, and he wishes she was there so he could answer one of her inane questions. He then answers the one he never did when they fought, whether he'd prefer to be a penguin or a flying fish:
Andy: I'd be the penguin.
The Office US
In the US version of The Office, Pam invites all of her friends to her art show, but only a few of them show up — one of them to criticize her art, and one of them just shows up for a few seconds. She's devastated, but then Michael Scott shows up, compliments her artwork, buys it from her, and purchases it to hang in the office. He also says he's proud of her. Pam, touched by his sincere desire to make her happy, gives him a hug. Awww...
Or the moment when Pam is crying and Dwight puts his arm around her. Heck, The Office is full of these moments.
The end-all be-all for heartwarming moments in The Office is widely believed to be Michael Scott's goal in life when he was a child.
Young Michael: I wanna be married and have 100 kids so I can have 100 friends, and no one can say no to being my friend.
Others see it as a soul-crushing (not quite heart-warming) example of Michael's loneliness issues.
There's another option for be-all end-all. In Season 4 after Andy has started to date Angela, Dwight is crushed and goes and sobs in the stairwell. Jim, who has spent 98% of his time in the office making fun of Dwight, tormenting him, or both, goes in there and tells Dwight the following:
Jim: Did I ever tell you why I left Scranton? Yeah, I didn't think I had. Well, it was all about Pam. Yeah, I mean, she was with Roy...and I just couldn't take it. I mean, I lost it, Dwight. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't concentrate on anything. And then weird stuff, like, food had no taste. So my solution was to move away. It was awful. And it is something that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. And that includes you.
...which is followed soon with the utterly fantastic "In fact, I'm in love with Italian food."
In the same episode, Jan finally shows some tenderness towards Michael after months of one-sided kindness on his part.
The most recent episode, "Baby Shower," in which, after having him try his hardest to help her, Jan orders Michael not to date Holly. Michael's response? To walk up the stairs, hug Holly warmly, and ask her if she wants to go out. Holly's expression is what does it, really.
Michael: I didn't feel much when I held Astrid... but I got a good feeling from Holly.
For me, it was the heart-to-heart between Michael and Jim at the end of the season 4 episode "Survivorman"
Jim does take the piss a lot, but I've always liked how he does stick up for Michael and Dwight on occasion, the 'Closing Ceremonies' at the end of Office Olympics were he gives them the golf and silver medals respectively is arguably the best example of this.
Another good example is after the younger, more competent boss in Stamford, Josh, who Jim admired, used Dunder Mifflin's promotion offer as leverage to get a better job at another company, thus putting most of his employees out of work, it cuts immediatly to Jim doing a Talking Head-"Say what you want about Michael Scott, but he would never do that."
It goes both ways too. After hearing about Jim and Pam's kiss, Roy comes into the office to attack Jim, and Dwight sprays him with pepper spray in two seconds flat. After all the pranks Jim is constantly pulling on him, Dwight protects Jim without even thinking. Sure, maybe it was a bit of an overreaction, but it's still fuzzy.
The commercial that Michael produced for the branch; you expected it to be awkward and terrible and it turned out to be much better than the corporate version.
Something about the slogan — "Dunder Mifflin: Limitless paper, in a paperless world" — seems to perfectly sum up Michael's desperation and forebearance up to that point in the series.
"Dwight? Send in the subs." We can't even hear what Jim and Pam are saying, but we don't need to.
"The boat was actually plan C, the church was plan B, and plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her."
The adorable trainwreck that is Andy and Erin's relationship. A couple key examples being Andy successfully asking Erin out in "Murder", only to back out of it later when he believes he mistook her excitement as simply role-playing, and the 12 Days of Christmas presents in "Secret Santa" (which initially go horribly wrong, but end on a very sweet note).
Andy: "I suppose a gentleman might throw in the towel, at this point. But guess what? Not gonna happen."
Not to mention this scene from Murder, when Pam becomes a Shipper on Deck for Andrin:
Pam:"It was fun though because I got to hang out with Andy Bernard. He's really cool."
Erin:"Yeah, he is!"
Pam:(suprised) "Yeah, he is."
Erin:"He's like the coolest person I ever met!"
Andy FINALLY asks out Erin in The Delivery and despite her being previously angry at him, she happily and immediately accepts.
The entirety of the episode "The Delivery". Next to Niagra, this is undoubtedly the most tear-jerking, heartwarmingepisode of The Office. Seriously, you'll need tissues for this episode.
The end of the finale of season 3, when Pam is giving her confessional to the camera about how she'll be able to adjust to not having Jim around. Mid-sentence, Jim unexpectedly walks in the room and interrupts her, officially asking her on a date. Pam is so stunned and overjoyed that she forgets what she was saying, turns back to the camera and says, with tears in her eyes and a dazed smile, "I'm sorry, what was the question?"
What Dwight does in "China": He and Pam are fighting it out as building owner and office manager respectively. Pam realizes she's inevitably going to lose because she is just making things up as she goes along, and breaks down to Jim in the stairwell about how she fails at everything. Suddenly Dwight's assistant delivers her a book of building standards that Dwight has violated, and Pam uses that information to force Dwight to go back on his more draconian policies. Dwight talking heads about how he did only capitulated to keep Pam from carrying through on her threats so he can keep leeching off her work. Under this, on screen, we see flashbacks of Dwight seeing the breakdown on the stairs, showing his assistant the law books, and making him give it to Pam so that she would win their fight and feel good about herself. Before he drives away he watches her smile in the rearview mirror. Could double as a Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
Dwight is often the Jerk Ass of the show, but it's occasionally nice to see something nice happen to him. Michael's recommendation letter is not only a nice moment for the audience, but Dwight is clearly affected by it, even as he complains about it being repetitious.
To Whom it May Concern: The dictionary defines 'superlative' as 'of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme.' I define it as Dwight Schrute. As a sales executive, as a leader, as a man, and as a friend, he is of the highest kind, quality and order: supreme.'
Power Rangers actually had one of these moments in the seventh season "Lost Galaxy". In an earlier flashback, the Magna Defender reveals that Scorpius (the current Big Bad) killed the Defender's son Zika. To destroy Scorpius, the Magna Defender causes a huge firepit to explode, threatening an entire space colony in the process. Realising what he's done, the Magna Defender heads towards the firepit to neutralise the energy and save the space colony, and there's a scene where