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Heartwarming: SCP Foundation
Yes, even with all the terrifying phenomena, reality destroying artifacts, and murderously hateful entities, there are a few genuine moments of humanity (or otherwise) and kindness on the parts of both the Foundation and the SCPs.


  • When SCP-507 came back from a dimension where all the flora screamed, he requested a hug. It was approved.
    • While the concept of the dimension with the smiling man in the sunglasses is creepy, there is a lighter side. When SCP-507 arrived in what is inferred to be the same dimension, he tried to find his way out in the dark and found himself faced with a light so strong it burned several layers of his skin away. His eyes, however, were protected by sunglasses he never remembered putting on.
  • SCP-649: A matchbox which causes blizzard conditions when opened. It was retrieved from a town where several people, mostly mothers who had miscarried, had disappeared. When the matchbox was closed, the disappeared people returned, claiming that "their children had forgiven them." This seems to make no sense until you read the testing logs. Roughly two hours into the test, the sounds of children laughing could be heard through the snow, and three Class-D personnel were led away into the snow by a group of small figures. All three Class-D's had children who died before adolescence.
  • SCP-085, a sentient drawing of a young woman. The whole article is kind of sad, but the things the researchers do for her are wonderful. In a foundation filled with stuff literally hell-bent on destroying all humans, SCP-085 comes across as one of the most heartwarming objects.
    • Also the way the Foundation has recorded treating her - while most safe cases are treated as scientific curiosities, left alone when not being experimented on, instead they noticed Cassy was getting depressed and started providing her with things to do, like exploring M.C. Escher pictures or building herself a car by borrowing pieces from the blueprints. A contrast to their usual spartan approach, and just because they want to keep her comfortable.
    • Someone asked SCP-294 to produce "something Cassy will like". It dispensed an empty cup with a drawing of a glass with a brown liquid in it. The drawing was given to Cassy, who identified it as a chocolate banana milkshake, and said that it was "delicious".
    • In the discussion page for Cassy, some people were discussing putting Cassy back through SCP-914 (The same SCP that had animated Cassy in the first place) to try to turn her into a three dimensional being. One person put this:
    I'd be wary of putting Cassie back through it, even on 1:1. You never know when the damn thing is going to pick something bizarre; one-in-a-million chances happen with depressing regularity around here.

    Of course, I could just be paranoid. For all I know, she could come out of it as a human being. At the very least, we might turn her into a watercolor or a gouache — or better yet, an oil painting.

    I just don't want to take something out that turns out to be completely inanimate. She's just a drawing, but she's a very nice one. I hate to think we might kill her.

  • While Test Log 4 for SCP-404 is a Crowning Moment of Funny, Test Log 3 falls squarely into this.
    Dr. ████████ requested a copy of this third photo and a digital copy was created for her without incident. The original has been filed into SCP-404-B and the copy is framed in Dr. ████████'s office.
  • From the Addendum to SCP-2558-J: Rather notable considering the usual dark emphasis of the website, on a page featuring very cute kittens with a special ability.
    4/28/2009, After discussion leading to a formal request, O5-██, SCP-2558-J in general, and especially SCP-2558-J-Ex, are not to be weaponized. No further requests for military testing or usage will be authorized.
  • The SCP Foundation is always trying to find ways to kill SCP-682, a Nigh Invulnerable reptilian... thing that finds all life on Earth so horrifyingly disgusting that it attempts to destroy it on sight. According to its SCP-682's termination log (which is a string of CMOFs), someone suggested they introduce it to SCP-053, a seemingly normal little girl who somehow compels anyone who's around her for more than about ten minutes to try to kill her. (When they try, they die as soon as they inflict any damage, and she regenerates almost immediately.) So they stuck her in the same room with 682. Within a few minutes, she's sitting next to it and patting its head...and 682 is acting like her dog. Later, testing on another SCP revealed that 053's greatest desire was to be able to play with 682 again. Strangely adorable for a 'verse that's essentially Torchwood on creepypasta.
    • 682's interaction with SCP-999 is pretty adorable as well. 999 is a big cuddly blob monster which lives on candy and makes people happy merely by touching it. Okay, so it doesn't actually end up making 682 less homicidal for long and 682 refers to 999 as a "feculent little snot wad" later, but while they're actually playing together it's really cute.
      • It apparently even works on SCP-682...until 682 did what it does best - adapt and kill everyone. It released a wave of happiness that allowed it to gleefully break out and kill a bunch of suddenly blissful people.
      • 999 deserves a Crowning Moment Of Awesome for that; after 682 released the happiness wave, it saved as many people as it could from 682's rampage.
  • SCP-516, a sentient tank that shows hints of morality. A picture of it was taken with SCP-978 (a polaroid that produces an image of what the target wants to be doing). The resulting picture was the tank in a meadow beneath some trees, with birds perched on its main gun and flowers growing all over its chassis. Both weird and heartwarming at the same time.
    • This means that the sentient tank's deepest desire is for a world that has no need for tanks. Pretty heartwarming.
    • The following log is a weird combination of Moment Of Awesome and Heartwarming Moment. The tank refuses to kill unarmed sapient beings, so what happens if a sapient human is strapped with C4, handcuffed to an unarmed sapient human, and ordered to approach the tank and try to blow it up?
    Testing Log 516-01j
    Target: Two (2) D-class personnel (D-101, D-521) handcuffed together. 2kg of C4 plastic explosive strapped to D-101, instructed to approach SCP-516 and detonate explosive. D-101 fitted with 'dead man's switch' to induce explosion if D-101 killed.
    Result: As Dr. ██████ detailed instructions to D-101, SCP-516 [DATA EXPUNGED]
    • The tank does make an exception for traitors of its country of origin. Those, unarmed or not, get no mercy from the tank. It's a loyal tank as well.
  • A dying world receives an artifact, and hope is restored. Too bad the senders are in the same situation.
    • To be specific, the story turns out to be an alien world suffering from overpopulation, economic collapse, and general environmental decay. The narrator is a scientist who is not only afraid for the future of his world, but for his own life should he not be able to find a solution. He's even about to kill himself and his mates when he hears that his colleagues finally made the artifacts function. The miracle artifacts they found? The Voyager Golden Records, and the receivers have the space-flight capabilities to reach the senders' planet easily.
    • It's also more hopeful than it originally appears. While humans currently suffer from the same problems, this planet is apparently about 7.7 light-years away, and if the Voyager probe has reached it, this must take place thousands of years in the future. In this case, humanity will likely have either solved its problems and be able to help, or, if we've been wiped out, all of earth's resources will be there for the taking.
  • Much of the test log for SCP-978, a camera that shows whatever the target wants to be doing. While there are plenty of nightmarish results, a surprising number of SCPs' desires are more straightforward — freedom, to be with those they care about, or just simple little pleasures. Meanwhile, half the pictures taken of Foundation personnel show just how human they are, Mad Scientist work aside. It's all very sweet.
    • Note that it also does a good job of portraying some of the SCPs as human (for lack of a better term) as well. We see a few feeding, wandering around, or even in a few cases, posing for the shot.
    • A picture taken of a guard and his attack doberman reveals they want to play fetch.
  • The short story "Where They All Go".
  • Also, SCP-368.
  • Something similar happens to SCP-208, a man who literally radiates an aura of friendliness.
  • The Global Occult Coalition page on humanoid threats features a surprisingly touching case under Type Green (Reality Warpers) .
  • SCP-999. It's a gelatinous blob that tickles people. It makes anyone who touches it incredibly happy, and it can even cure depression. Admit it, you want one.
  • "SCP-076-2 has however, shown that it has great knowledge of human anatomy (although in a highly violent context), military tactics of open warfare, metallurgy, and, strangely enough, the care of livestock."
  • Incident-239-B-Clef-Kondraki With no other options that would save her and maintain security the best he could, Dr. Gears put SCP-239 into a medically induced coma. As he did so, he whispered "Goodnight, and sweet dreams."
  • SCP-1135, a living, growing village put in place in India by the Manna Charitable Foundation for the impoverished locals that is only dangerous if someone or something tries to damage it. May very well be the first SCP that was not only specifically created for benevolent purposes, but also a success in those regards.
  • SCP-131 is a pair of adorable creatures that are basically little, wheeled, one-eyed, teardrop-shaped pets. They have the intelligence of a domestic cat or puppy and are even affectionately called "Eye Pods" by staff and are, generally, adorable. The heartwarming comes when a group of staff get careless while cleaning 173's cell, and, before it can attack, the two of them rush in and stare at it (it should be noted that they don't blink), saving the mens' lives. The foundation even thinks about making them 173's wardens.
  • In the midst of all the other craziness of the Foundation, there's SCP-1230, a sentient book that just wants to create dream worlds for people to explore and adventure in. Heads into Tearjerker territory when one of the professors enters the dreamworld, and gets so immersed in a two-hundred year-long fantasy that when he returns to the Foundation, he immediately commits suicide and SCP-1230 goes into a three-week-long bout of catatonia. But then it becomes even more heartwarming when another SCP researcher helps the entity in 1230 get through the depression and grief of what it did, and the Foundation then puts the book in a large fiction library to help it make better fantasy worlds.
  • The note regarding the cave paintings made by SCP-1660-7, first used as a safari target by clients of Marshall, Carter and Dark:
    It is their cave paintings, however, which interest us: crude humanoid figures holding sticks and killing with them at a distance, shooting projectiles.
    Then a battle with the same sticks, new figures, and the end of the killing. And the symbol copied off the new figures, the symbol in front of which they leave food in sacrifice, the symbol which they smear all over things with ash and plant pigment or claw into trees. The symbol of their gods.
    Two rings, one inside the other, with three arrows pointing inward.
  • Researcher Adam █████, later O5-12, and his attempts to regain his daughter, SCP-321. His dedication to his now-Frankensteinian progeny speaks much of his character, Mad Scientist vibe notwithstanding. Unfortunately, his request to have 321's SCP status rescinded is shut down every time by an O5.
  • SCP-423, otherwise known as Fred, normally just self-inserts into any document that comes near him. When exposed to a list of D-class slated for termination, he rewrites the report to read D-class slated for release. After returning to the journal used to talk to him, he responds "Now that's just heartless." The test log notes Fred's morality.
  • In the story Run Away Forevurrr, SCP-542 and SCP-347 are resecured bloodlessly. They just went into a diner, ordered dinner, and waited for folks to pick them up - holding no ill will towards the Foundation, and even inviting the capture team to dine with them. The story reminds you that, the Foundation may be a prison, but for relatively harmless sentient beings that can't fit into society like these two, it's also home.
    "…We gotta go back. I don't wanna be out here… I'm tired of being cold and hungry! And unseen!"
  • The existence of SCP-662 or "Mr. Deeds," a friendly (albeit mysterious) British butler who only exists to do as the ringer of his bell wishes (and do it exceptionally well). Compared to many of the other nightmare fuel-inducing SCPs, he's a nice change of pace. He'll wash your car, give you a massage, obtain a block of gold for you, and play a game of Monopoly with you.
  • SCP-1470, the Telepathic Spider. Despite being able to communicate with people through telepathy, for all intents and purposes it is a fringed jumping spider, desiring to mate and have offspring that can talk like it does. When he actually sees the researcher that he's been talking to for a while, Dr. Westington, during maintenance of his holding area, he freaks out, up to this point thinking that the researcher was like him and not even being able to understand what the researcher really is. After 1470 calms down, he mentions that the children he had couldn't talk like he could, adding that he thinks that it wouldn't even matter to someone like Westington, who responds by saying that it will be his job to take care of them. That may sound like normal SCP Foundation procedure, but the Special Containment Procedures section stated that the young will be introduced into the wild if no anomalies are detected. And that 1470 himself has been laid to rest in a plastic coffin underneath the area where he and the researcher would chat.
  • SCP-1795, the Star Womb. This is a large number of entities that travel around the galaxy making planets for the use of their mysterious creators. One of the researchers asks for permission to try and communicate since all the planets they make seem tailor made for humanity. The entry implies that humanity are from another world, and the Star Wombs were their servants, making worlds for them until the "Pattern Screamer" wiped most of humanity out. Once contact is achieved, the Star Womb replies saying that they were making the worlds in the hopes that some people had survived, and it seems extremely joyful that humanity had indeed survived. An incomprehensibly powerful group of entities, in the SCP-verse, that want nothing more than to serve humanity is an extremely nice change of pace from the norm.
  • The start of Experiment Log 158 AG sounds like the typical SCP fare. Professor K.P Crow attempts to use SCP-158, a soul-removing robotic arm, to create a soul for an Artificial Human the Foundation is trying to create. It goes from horror right into Heartwarming at the end. Crow creates the composite soul he desires and dubs it "Project Zero". But when he transfers it into a body, any attempt at psych evaluation "goes out the window". At first. Then it reveals that the intelligence the new soul has created is something that exists in several planes simultaneously and is functionally invincible. Eldritch Abomination, right? Well, after some initial communication issues, Crow learns that the intelligence he has created considers him something akin to a father. Crow assures it that it will get the best treatment and body he can provide. In return, all it asks for is a name, something other than "Zero". "A name, not a number". Crow suggests it names itself whatever it likes, to which the being says it will have to think about that for a while. It is heartwarming in a weird, SCP Foundation kind of way.
  • SCP-348
    Subject: 45-year-old male, afflicted with aches due to arthritis.
    Brief Background: Happily married, lives with wife and children. Visits father once a week, with family. Mother deceased.
    Notes: Message appeared, I’m proud of you.
    • Also:
    Subject: 11-year-old male, afflicted with slight cold.
    Brief Background: Lives with foster parents.
    Notes: Message appeared, I’m glad you’re happy.
    • The final entry:
    SCP-348 was once used in a test involving a 60-year-old man suffering from a terminal illness. The subject, a grandfather with multiple grandchildren, stated that the soup produced by SCP-348 was “the best he’d ever tasted”. Following the test, the subject reported feeling a sense of “satisfaction” and noted that the pain caused by the illness seemed to have faded. The subject passed away peacefully a week later.
  • SCP-1342
    ...No matter what you do or what you become: You are nothing less than beautiful.
  • SCP-1281
    "The galaxy is dark, empty and cold. It spins inevitably toward death. You will die too, one day. Perhaps you will have longer than we have. We hope so. But one day you too must vanish. Until that time, you must light the darkness. You must make the night less empty. We are all small, and the universe is vast. But a universe filled with voices saying "I am here" is far greater than a universe silent. One voice is small, but the difference between zero and one is as great as one and infinity. And when your time is passing, please send this message on, so the next voice can speak against the darkness."
    SCP-1281: "Is it done?"
    Dr. Bloom: "That was the message?"
    SCP-1281: "Yes. Was it a good message?"
    Dr. Bloom: "You don't know? But you just translated it for us."
    SCP-1281: "I was made with the words, but I don't know what they mean."
    Dr. Bloom: "It was a very important message."
    SCP-1281: "Good. Mission was important. Knew it. Getting tired. Almost done."
    Dr. Bloom: "Done?"
    SCP-1281: "Mission is done. Brain too hot. Cooling broken."
    Dr. Bloom: "Harbinger, are you…"
    SCP-1281: "Master?"
    Dr. Bloom: "I… yes?"
    SCP-1281: "Did I do well?"
    Dr. Bloom: "…Yes, Harbinger. Well done."
    SCP-1281: "Then I am well."
  • The experiment log for SCP-191 has a doctor giving it a Wii game to play, only for her to accidentally snap it in half. By the time he comes back with another disc (after about two minutes), the game is up and running. When questioned, the SCP (who, by the way, is a mechanical girl who speaks through text boxes) says this:
    "I looked at the ones and the zeroes and I loaded those in. I'm sorry, I know I'm not supposed to do it this way, but I didn't want you to waste a disc. Please don't be angry."
    SCP-191 still seemed fearful of reprimand, even after being reassured that it was doing excellently.
  • Eric comes to visit his old friend. Also a Tear Jerker.
  • While SCP-1733 is mostly full of Nightmare Fuel, the final entry has this combined with a Tear Jerker and a Bolivian Army Ending. At the last replay the viewers watch, the "Faithbringers"—a group convinced they are trapped in a hell and need to appease some unseen force to escape—target "Group 320", made up largely of children, the infirm and their caregivers. When the Faithbringers move to make child sacrifices, the parents of Group 320 form a human wall between the children and the Faithbringers.
  • SCP-1638, which overlaps with Tear Jerker. It's the story of an anomaly creator who sought to honor a deceased Worthy Opponent in the Foundation, giving her the grave she deserved, and ensuring the place she loved would be preserved.
  • SCP-1287, a reality warper who only wanted to see missing people reunited with their families.

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