Despite the overall bleakness of the novel, there are a few heartwarming moments.
* Winston contemplates his mother holding his starving baby sister and a woman he saw in a newsreel who threw herself over a child to protect him from the fire of a helicopter gunship even though she knew it wouldn't help. He comes to the realization that "If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give you still gave him love."
* A man dying of starvation is brought to the cell in the Ministry of Love that Winston is sharing with several other prisoners. One man offers him a piece of bread. [[SubvertedTrope And then]] [[YankTheDogsChain a bunch of guards storm in and beat him with clubs]].
* The love song outlasts the hate song in popularity.
* The Appendix. Whether it's In-Universe or not, its existence, which is written in the ''past tense'', is one of the only shreds of hope in this book. Bear in mind that this particular world is considered to be ''the'' CrapsackWorld of all crap worlds in Fictional History. [[RealAfterAll And the author himself refused to remove it from the book...]]
* Winston's [[SoHappyTogether affair]] with Julia in [[BreatherEpisode Part II]] are mostly this.
** Their interaction and their first time in the forest.
** Winston hated Julia so much that he would have killed her or even raped her, but then Julia gave Winston a note saying "I love you." That was all it took for Winston and Julia to actually fall in love.
** Julia comforting Winston when she sees how terrified he is by the rat they find in their secret room.
** Chapter IV of Part II is full of this. There is virtually nothing threatening in this chapter. [[SoHappyTogether Just the two of them enjoying their happiness and love in privacy.]]
** In the 1984 adaptation, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zILzkYHeWT8 her theme]], which is also a recurring piece in the soundtrack counts as this. While the ethereal tune is [[TearJerker purely heartbreaking]], the poetic lyrics are beautifully heartwarming, and [[HopeSpot hopeful]].
* The proles' brainwashed life is actually made sweet by how utterly carefree they are, and how they don't have to worry as much as Winston does. Except for the National Lottery, which is really, ''really'' SeriousBusiness. Winston eventually comes to the conclusion that the proles are morally better than Party members:
-->They were not loyal to a party or a country or an idea, they were loyal to one another. For the first time in his life he did not despise the proles or think of them merely as an inert force which would one day spring to life and regenerate the world. The proles had stayed human. They had not become hardened inside.
* The prole who saves Winston from getting hit by an unexpected rocket bombing.
-->"Steamer!" he yelled. "Look out, guv'nor! Bang over 'ead! Lay down quick!"