Heartwarming / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

In general:

  • For what it's worth, Rudolph's mother is among the few perfectly kind and accepting of him in all three animated takes of the story.

The 1944 Max Fleischer cartoon:

  • An ashamed Rudolph hides his nose under his blanket in front of Santa, only for the latter to sweetly pluck it off again before he makes his fateful request.

The 1964 Rankin/Bass Productions special:

  • Baby Rudolph's first words including, "San... ta...".
  • After spending most of the first half humiliated and mistreated, Hermey and Yukon displaying a True Companions bond with Rudolph by sticking loyally by his side.
  • Rudolph keeping his promise to the Misfit Toys. As the credits roll, we can see an elf getting the Misfit Toys to loving children.