Heartwarming: Rooster Teeth

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  • Fans of the series all know who Geoff is. He's Grif's voice actor, and he's well-known for being hard-drinking, hard-swearing, and having approximately seven million tattoos. Less well-known is that he's also married and has a young daughter who he loves very much. So when the recent Dead Island trailer came out with the little girl dying, everyone in the Rooster Teeth office told him not to watch it. He got 34 seconds in before he had to stop watching.
    • It also doubles as a CMOA / Take That, believe it or not. He then proceeded to get angry about it, at one point saying (after finding out the developers are Polish): "Maybe the people in Poland don't have a fucking heart."
  • The fact that, despite all the yelling, the guys all seem to be really good friends. Check out the behind the scenes stuff (especially some of the videos of Geoff's house while Gavin was living with him).
    • An example might be the crackers one.
    • Two of note would be a vid of Geoff, Griffon and Gavin daring each other to run through the thunder storm, and Griffon and Gavin's bet.
    • And Griffon and Gavin mixing all the alcohol in the kitchen to make a cocktail for Geoff.
  • Speaking of that, the video where Geoff says about having Gavin living with him (and his wife and daughter): 'It's like I'm a parent. I raise a 3 year old and a 20 year old'.
  • From Griffon's journal: 'Millie just listed the members of a typical family: a mommy, a daddy, a daughter, a Gav, a Ben, and an Uncle Buck.'
  • Burnie once nearly left his shotgun shells round Geoff's house. What did he do when he thought Millie could hurt herself with them? Rushed out of bed, drove there straight away and smashed the damn door down before he woke the house in order to get them moved away.
  • Geoff and Gavin's celebration when they finally managed the cabbage trick shot (after 334 attempts) was both hilarious and kinda heartwarming.
  • Michael and Lindsay is heartwarming on so many levels. Particularly their tweets to each other, one example of which can be found here.
  • On RT Podcast #180, Burnie asks Jack and Gavin after an argument if they legitimately dislike each other. Gav replies with an instant "I love Jack!" Jack agreed.
    • Jack has to frequently clarify to people that despite Gavin being a troll and occasionally a little irritating, they are good friends.
  • Anytime Joe the Cat pops up on video, the way the guys play with him is cute and hilarious. Case in point from the livestream: here. Even better, Gavin and Michael both call him "the perfect cat".
  • After Gavin posted a journal entry that proved something was quite clearly not right (it might have potentially been a mini-stroke), Barbara instantly commented on the entry asking if he was okay. A small example, but even so...
  • Lindsey staying up with Michael while he was in the ER. Michael says that it made the experience a lot more bearable, and in a moment of this trope mixed with Black Comedy, he told her to take a photo of it for the link dump, arguing that it would make an awesome "Funny Aneurysm" Moment. Of course it didn't, and things turned out fine.
  • Barbara sends a text to Burnie of a picture of her covered in blood and the message, "help me". He knows she's just screwing with him but he decides to check and make sure she's okay anyway. He called everyone who knows her until he finally gets a response.
  • Kerry and Chris journeying across New Zealand to relive the LOTR experience. Doubly so when they succeed.
  • Ray giving a Shout-Out to his dad for his birthday on the podcast, then doing the same for his mum in one of his community videos.
  • This tweet from Michael, plus all of the congratulatory tweets he gets in reply. Not to mention his follow-up tweet with a picture. Plus Barbara's tweeting "I want to favorite this until Twitter breaks".
  • Gavin and Geoff messing around in IKEA, with Griffon and (presumably) Mille laughing in the background.
  • The ten-year retrospective for Red vs. Blue and (to a bit of a lesser extent) Rooster Teeth as a whole. It starts off funny, with everyone joking around, but then they start getting serious and saying how amazing it is to be able to work at the company. The last couple minutes of the video are video clips and pictures of the crew from various events and such in the past, showing them all working and having fun together.
    • A slightly longer version was made of the AH bit, using several of their good moments and put into a video here.
  • The text accompanying this Tumblr post. Jack's heart is as big as his beard.
  • Kerry playing with Adam's dog, Rebel (about 20 seconds in).
  • Michael wishing Ray a happy birthday and thanking him for being in his life in one of his journal entries.
  • Everybody in the company in a group photo.
  • Michael talking about him and Lindsay in podcast #215 (about 54 mins in) is incredibly sweet. He was set to be single forever until he met her, at which point, in his words: "all right, this'll work."
    Michael: "It's like the perfect relationship [...] it's like hanging out with a buddy you like all the time."
  • The otherwise unseen Brian Behm (tech guy) tweeting a picture of himself and his newborn baby daughter.
  • The Rooster Teeth community uniting to try and find David "Knuckles Dawson" Dreger, a member who may have gone missing with possibly suicidal intentions. Everybody's reactions on the group page are both this and a Tear Jerker. Unfortunately, his body has been found. Nevertheless, the fact that the community united for so long and worked long and hard with his family is heartwarming, as well as sad. Later on, episode 2 of Red vs. Blue: Season 11 was dedicated to him.
  • Let's just say this- every time the RT guys tweet a loved one for birthdays, Mother's Day or Father's Day, it's heartwarming.
  • Gavin, Geoff, Griffin and Millie all going to an NBA game and having a genuinely good time.
  • On Podcast #231, Burnie admitted that when Jack was worried about having deep vein thrombosis, since Jack lives on his own, he would call Jack at 2am just to make sure he was okay. Burnie claimed he was compelled by his "employee protection instinct".
    • Similarly, Gavin told a story on the podcast about how he once got drunk and lost his keys but didn't want to wake anyone up to let him in and ended up spending the night in a shed in the rain. Burnie is shocked and immediately tells him never to do it again, and that Gavin can call him if it ever happens again.
    • In the same podcast, a time is brought up when Gavin was moving out of the house he grew up in as a kid. He posted a picture of himself standing in an empty room, and Burnie sent him this text in response:
    Burnie: "Gavin, don't ever forget, houses come and go. But a home is where you make your life. You can sell your houses, but a home is where people love you. Don't forget that."
    • Damn, Burnie. Gavin, of course, stopped the heartwarming short by responding, "Thanks for the message. By the way, that was the gayest thing my phone has ever received, and my phone likes boys now."
  • Jack building the Tower of pimps for RTX 2013 with his dad.
    • Also crosses with Awesome since the Tower is to scale, making it a good 10 feet tall.
  • This one overlaps with the AH page, but Joel and Adam Ellis helped Jack propose to Caiti.
  • When Gavin narrowly secures the place for Team Achievement Hunter in The Gauntlet, Michael runs up to him, gives him a hug and proudly lifts him up into the air; beforehand, he and Ryan were cheering Gavin on. Similarly, when Team RT manage to stay in, they all get in a massive group hug, which even Gus partially joins in.
  • Gavin's Vitriolic Best Buds friendship with Meg Turney.
    • Which of course led to a full-fledged romantic relationship.
  • The entirety of the Extra Life event. The Rooster Teeth community raised over $183,000 for children's charity in those 24 hours.
    • Not to mention Jack breaking into tears after seeing all his hard work setting up the RT Extra Life event payed off.
  • After their team narrowly wins and escapes elimination, Miles and Jordan immediately go for a hug, and Miles and Barbara have a chest bump moment.
  • Pretty much every single tweet that came out around the time of Michael & Lindsay's wedding.
    • In the podcast following the wedding, Gavin being part of the groom's party was brought up. Gavin is regularly narcissistic and lazy and yet he'd been intentionally practicing things like how to hold his hands and rechecking whether his phone was on silent before finally turning it off - things that he would otherwise never do. He even states that he would normally not be a part of a wedding. And then they talk about what Michael went through to get Gavin ready for the wedding - including taking Gavin shopping for Gavin's tuxedo - and it's pointed out that Michael knew beforehand that if he was asking Gavin to be in the party, he was going to have to go through things like getting a tuxedo.
  • Every instalment of Game Time, not just because of Burnie playing with different people at the company, but how they reminisce about how they came to be hired and show how much Burnie cares about each individual employee.
  • The RTX 2014 RT Recap ends with one of the guardians proposing to her boyfriend, also a guardian. He accepts.
  • The Pets of RT Recap. Just all of it. Most of the pets of the staff voiced by various staff giving the recap is absolutely adorable.
  • The Rooster Teeth-directed music video for "Did I Say That Out Loud". For context, the video is about Gavin making a fool of himself over the internet, but eventually coming back online to rejoin Meg after a long period of silence.
  • Getting LeVar Burton himself to read a children's book he wrote during Extra Life 2014. The feeling of being back on the Rainbow after so many years was the most incredible thing in the world, for those young adults who remembered such an integral part of their childhood.
  • For episode 3 of Social Disorder, Aaron and Chris set up a speed dating event in a local bar. In the midst of the two of them following their bizarre and hilarious orders, apparently five couples actually got together that night during the event.
  • Everything on their new Game Kids channel, mainly Millie and her babysitter playing Sims, Burnie and his kids playing games, or Matt and his kids playing games.
  • The amount of support the community has for Monty Oum. He was hospitalized after severe complications from undergoing surgery. A fundraiser campaign was started to help pay for the medical expenses. The goal was $50,000, which was reached in 3 hours, later reaching $60,000. This also doubles as a Tear Jerker. If you wish to donate, here is the link http://www.gofundme.com/MontyandSheena.
    • Three days later, over $200,000 have been collected, more than quadruple the goal.
      • Burnie ended up tweeting thanks to the Rooster Teeth community for removing a part of their stress. Many fans tweeted back "We take care of our family."
      • Sadly, this ended as a Tear Jerker, as Monty passed away on February 1.
  • The RT crew being able to do a podcast so soon after Monty's death, and their fond memories of him are a combination of this and Tear Jerker.
  • When they announced Monty's death on February 2, Rooster Teeth asked people not to send flowers or gifts, but instead just be creative, as that's what Monty would have done. These fans got creative, creating an outpouring of fan work about Monty.
    • Some mysterious fan actually went and did both, laying out RWBY-like red flower petals outside the Rooster Teeth office the following day of the announcement. Rooster Teeth sent out a Tweet thanking whoever did it.
  • The amount of condolences by non Rooster Teeth communities like Game Grumps, Team Four Star, some members of Polaris, etc. can help people realize just how many people Monty affected and influenced.
  • In the wake of Monty's death, Gavin and Meg posted both their sides of story of how Monty was the one who got them together. The two of them both mention that they are grateful to Monty for getting them together and remember how much of a good man he was. Makes his death all the sadder, really.
  • In the build up to RTX 2015, Barbara posted a journal listing RTX's zero-tolerance harassment policy, which was somewhat timely after a recent incident at Momocon with a female cosplayer. While such a list on almost any online community would have numerous commenters who cry Political Correctness Gone Mad at it or victim blame anyone who suffers harassment at a con, the RT Community was almost completely in support of such a list and RT's publishing of it, with the only negativity being directed at the people who make such a list necessary. It goes to show how not only is the RT Community mature enough to not flip out at this kind of attitude, but that they're almost entirely made of good, decent people.
    • Well before this, at RTX 2013, one troper and RT fan was dressed as Harley Quinn with a friend accompanying her as Poison Ivy. They were approached by a Guardian (RTX's volunteer staff) and informed someone was going around slapping "Fake Geek Girl" stickers on other female cosplayer's butts. They were asked if they had seen this person and, after replying in the negative, were told that if anything of that sort happened to inform a Guardian immediately with a description of the perpetrator. The culprit was later found and and ejected from the con under police escort. Rooster Teeth takes care of it's fans, just as much as their fans take care of them.