Heartwarming / Looney Tunes

Awww....how cute!

  • The ending of Feed the Kitty, where Mark Anthony discovers Pussyfoot is alive.
    • And when his Reasonable Authority Figure owner lets him keep Pussyfoot.
    • The beginning where Pussyfoot isn't scared of him at all when he tries terrorizing him. He tries some more, but he just climbs up onto his back, kneads his fur, and then settles down. Becomes cute when he warms up to the kitten and kisses it on the forehead as he naps, and he licks him.
  • In "Scalp Trouble/Slightly Daffy" (the latter is a color remake of the former), Porky's a soldier at a fort, and Daffy's the general. Of course, Daffy's incredibly bossy and yells at the soldiers when they won't get up, and then he and Porky engage in typical hijinks trying to get out the door. On the way out, Daffy slips, and Porky catches him, bridal-style; Daffy bats his eyelashes at Porky, says, "Awwww, I didn't think you cared," and nuzzles his head against Porky's chin while Porky hugs him, laughing adorably. The fact that Porky and Daffy spend ninety percent of their cartoons trying to annoy and/or kill each other only serves to heighten the extreme levels of cute.
    • This wouldn't have seemed so heartwarming if it wasn't the Daffy Duck that deserved his name, and when he was just starting out.
  • The entirety of the short "A Mouse Divided," in which Sylvester has a wife who wishes the stork would bring them a baby. Sylvester is completely against the idea, until the stork does indeed bring them a baby and he ends up being even more excited than she is. When they find that the baby given to them is a mouse, Sylvester is all set to eat it.... until it calls him "da-da!" Sylvester then spends the rest of the short protecting his "son" from all the other hungry cats in the neighborhood.
    • Later on a similar short called "Father of the Bird" was made, again starring Sylvester. In that one he steals a bird egg, but he doesn't have the heart to eat the little bird when it hatches because it calls him "Mama." Begrudgingly he lets it go, but it continues to follow him, and soon Sylvester's going out of his way to rescue it from all the danger it puts itself in.
  • A lot of the cartoons with Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf count. They're locked in a perpetual fight for the sheep, but at the end of the day, they punch their clocks and leave together as the best of friends.
    • At the end of 1963's "Woolen Under Where", Ralph is all set to blast Sam to kingdom come, but the clock whistles to indicate the end of their shifts. Sam and Ralph head home for the day, with Sam good-naturedly telling Ralph, "Better luck next time." As the two walk into the sunset, Ralph comments "Nice day, huh Sam?" Sam responds, "Yep. Good to be alive." Awww. Especially when you realize this was their final theatrical short. Interestingly, this ending also counts as a Heartwarming in Hindsight if you realize that Mel Blanc, who voiced both of these characters and many, many others, almost died in a car accident in 1961. So the ending line could almost be seen as a Reality Subtext of Blanc pulling through and continuing to voice these famous characters. Good to be alive, indeed.
  • Strangely enough, in the WWII cartoon The Ducktators, when we see a duck caricature of Hitler giving a speech and our introduction to a goose caricature of Mussolini, a card comes up reading "Apologies to all the NICE DUCKS and GEESE who may be in the audience", meaning that the writers and animators are genuinely sorry for mocking the Germans and Italians (yet no apology is given for mocking the Japanese).
  • Any time Pepe and Penelope are shown to have mutual affection for each other is touching. Sadly, such scenes usually don't last very long.
  • "Scaredy Cat" is mostly just nightmarish, but it does have one very sweet moment when Sylvester flees from the mouse-haunted house, leaving his owner Porky to be executed by the creepy mice. Sylvester's conscience appears to him and accuses him of being a coward, showing Sylvester a poster of him as a kitten being fed milk by Porky with the word "REMEMBER" over it. This memory stirs Sylvester to charge back into the house and rout out the mice in a rare victory for the Puddy Tat.
    • Really just the fact that despite how terrified he is, Sylvester still does everything in his power to protect his owner from harm in these shorts.
  • While the Depatie-Freleng short "Fiesta Fiasco" is hardly among the gems of the series, it must mean something that Speedy went out of his way to organize a surprise birthday party for Daffy Duck. Extra points for actually being made during 1967; Daffy's 30th birthday.
  • Another case in the similarly questionable Crossover Porky And Daffy Meet The Groovie Ghoulies. Daffy's iconically unpopular in the showbiz front. Frank however, loves him to bits.
  • At the end of Bah Humduck!, when Daffy almost reconsiders his newly-changed attitude.... Only for Porky's daughter to offer him a cookie, making Daffy decide to continue being generous.
  • A real-life example, which can also double as a Tearjerker: In his later years, Mel Blanc would often volunteer at children's hospitals, talking to sick kids in the voices of their favorite Looney Tunes characters.
  • The ending of "Nelly's Folly" - Nelly has lost her fame and fortune due to having an affair with a married giraffe, and her lover wants nothing to do with her. Back in Africa, she's sadly singing to her animal friends (every single one of whom is in tears), when another male giraffe starts singing along with her, leading to Love at First Sight.
  • The ending of "Go Fly a Kit", where the flying cat and the female cat he saved reunite every spring. As the two sweetly stare into each others' eyes, their kittens come into view.
  • This AT&T Valentine's Day commercial which features Pepe and Penelope communicating with each other by using phones.
  • The opening and closing credits for the 1960s The Porky Pig Show, where we see Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Tweety, Daffy, Sam Sheepdog, Granny, Elmer Fudd, and Yosemite Sam are all gathered at Porky's barn to celebrate Porky. (The closing even has the first four singing sadly (at first) about the show ending!) Porky's also carried around on Daffy and Sylvester's shoulders in a few scenes. Given Porky's occasional Butt-Monkey / Demoted to Extra treatment, it's nice to see him get some respect.
  • "A Witch's Tangled Hare" shows the running gag background character turning out to be the long lost beau of Witch Hazel. He had just given up on his dreams of being a writer and broken into depression before accidentally reuniting with her. What really makes the scene sweet is that he's just a regular decent guy, and the only reason he didn't meet her parents back then was not due to second thoughts, but that he simply went to the wrong address. It ends with them debating back and forth on who made the mistake all the while walking off arm in arm.
  • During his guest appearance on "The Pat Paulsen Half-a-Comedy Hour", Daffy, as usual in Animated Actor mode per guest role, not only gets standing ovation upon entering, but is later asked what kind of guy Porky Pig is like to work with:
    Daffy: Oh he's one of my best friends. He's just a terrific p-p-p-pig!
  • In "Devil May Hare", after Bugs tricks Taz again, a Bambi-like fawn appears and licks Bugs's hand. Bugs tries to get it to leave, warning it about Taz. When he realize he's behind him, Bugs protects the fawn by telling Taz its just another fake.