Heartwarming / Pollyanna

  • It is hard to beat Aunt Polly inviting Dr. Chilton back into the house, combined with Pollyanna's reaction when she sees him. Unless it's when Pollyanna says that the loss of her legs just might be worth it since it got her aunt and the doctor back together.
  • In the movie only: Pollyanna tells crabby old Mrs Snow a story about how she always wanted a doll for Christmas but never got one. At the neighbourhood Bazaar when Pollyanna goes to a stall where everyone gets a surprise toy, Mrs Snow sneaks under the stand and makes sure Pollyanna gets a doll. Possibly the most Heartwarming defrosting of an ice queen ever.
  • Movie only: Pollyanna's talk with the Reverend Ford, with him coming to the realization that he's been both a total dick, and a pawn of Polly Harrington.
    Reverend Ford: (reading Pollyanna's locket) When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will. - Abraham Lincoln.
    Pollyanna: He was President.
    Reverend Ford: Yes, I know... but I've never heard that before...
    • This gets a beautiful Meaningful Echo in the end sequence. Reverend Ford is one of the last people Pollyanna sees.
      "We looked for the good in them. And we found it, didn't we?"
  • Movie: Mrs Tarbell is something of a Beta Bitch to Aunt Polly. The last we see of her is her husband standing up to her and forcing her to join the bazaar. It's not drawn attention to much but she's among the people who come to wish Pollyanna well. In fact she's the first person Pollyanna greets. It shows that, for all her snobby ways, she too was horrified at something like that happening to a child - and wanted to see if she was alright. Fridge Brilliance shows that she did care about Polly and was possibly trying to make sure her friend was okay after her niece's accident. Also it's the only time we see her smile. And it's lovely.
  • From the film there's Pollyanna teaching Nancy the English folk song 'Early One Morning'. It's just so cute.