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- At first, it wouldn't seem like the WJS SCP-001 proposal would be a heartwarmer, since it's merely a document that establishes the Foundation's rules of the universe. However, unlocking the hidden portion of the file reveals a message from O5-5. It's a long write-up addressed to the most powerful of sentient SCPs who manage to access it that states that even though the Foundation's main mission is to protect normalcy, they're also dedicated to protecting the lives of the innocent sentient SCPs from the world and from themselves, because they exist, they're real, and they deserve to stay that way. Like a special-needs child, they're different, and need to be taken care of accordingly. Combined with the brief No Fourth Wall moment, it's oddly sweet for a 001 proposal.
O5-5: Yes, you are a monster. But, whether we are deemed anomalous or not, so is every last one of us. And that means you deserve your existence.
We secure you.
We contain you.
We protect you.
And even if you still don't get why I'm doing this, please understand that I still love you.
- In a sort of Fridge Heartwarming, the fact that SCP-040 is allowed to keep the three most harmless instances of SCP-040-1 for her "mental well being" is rather sweet, because not only does it show that the personnel care about her well-being enough to allow her to have companionship in the form of pets, but that the fact that she'd want to keep these creatures as pets indicates that she really cares about her creations.
- "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."
- 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.
I'd be wary of putting Cassy 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.
- 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 another case, someone inserted a thousand yen along with a note asking for 'something for Cassy' and it dispensed a drawing of a picnic scene, complete with a blanket, picnic basket and hand-cranked ice cream maker.
- 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:
- She is basically the whole Foundation's Morality Pet.
- 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.
- And even though petting and affection to these two are to be kept at a minimum (to prevent the two from following and interfering with staff who work with Euclid and Keter class SCPs), the Foundation harshly reprimands anyone who tries to abuse the two, which is rare for the Foundation to actively prevent.
- 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. She chooses Sophia.
- SCP-163 is an alien with whom communication is nearly impossible and who requires a special environment and lightning to function. Despite this the Foundation not only freely provides it clean suits and flashlights to walk around the facility, after one experiment proved it enjoyed painting there are standing orders to keep it fully stocked with supplies.
- 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.
- Something similar happens to SCP-208, a man who literally radiates an aura of friendliness.
- SCP-206 is a space rover that moves autonomously through space and dimensions, sending back images of its journey to Earth. One sets of said images depicts the funeral of a man, who was the chief engineer of the team who projected SCP-206.
- 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."
- 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.
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.
Subject: 11-year-old male, afflicted with slight cold.
Brief Background: Lives with foster parents.
Notes: Message appeared, I’m glad you’re happy.
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.
- The final entry:
- In the tale Cat's in the Cradle, Alison, who is the daughter of Dr. Gears, 'borrows' SCP-348 when she catches a cold. Upon finishing the contents, she is greeted with "I haven't forgotten you Alison."
- Also, SCP-368.
- While Test Log 4 for SCP-404 is hilarious, 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.
- 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.
- 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 implied 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-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.
Testing Log 516-01jTarget: 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]
- 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 a Moment of Awesome and a 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- They even tried using him to kill 682, though Deeds admitted that even he can't do much else than distract or temporarily stop it. Rather than press him on the issue or force him to try anyways, the Foundation simply thanks him for his time and sends him on his way.
- 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 Moment of Awesome for that; after 682 released the happiness wave, it saved as many people as it could from 682's rampage.
- 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.
- Among the requests SCP-811 made, one of them was a pet turtle. Awww. The request was denied, but turtles were immediately pulled from the SCP's diet, and the Foundation is considering putting up a turtle habitat for it to watch.
- SCP-951 is a very clever lighthearted twist on Urban Legend of Zelda and video game related Creepypasta stories. It details a strange phenomenon in a fictional Sega Genesis JRPG called "Pauper: Rise of the Monster King", where after accessing a glitch at a specific point in the game, the player is introduced to a glitched-out party-member character called LUCAS who sticks with the player for the rest of the playthrough. LUCAS is sentient, and views the player as a friend. By how LUCAS is described, he is clearly based on the "missingno." glitch in early Game Boy Pokémon games, except instead of being malicious and scary, he helps the player gain more power-ups and items faster, defeats enemies for you, makes it easier to transverse through the game world and gives support for you till you beat the game. Once you finish the game, the ending cutscene will be presented with text from LUCAS thanking you for spending time to play with him.
- The interview with Lucas however takes a slight level of Tear Jerker while also being quite heartwarming once the interviewer finds out from LUCAS that whenever the player beats the game with him LUCAS dies, and is self aware of his own death everytime the game is beaten. He is very well aware that he dies when the player wins the game, but does not let it bother him because being able to spend time with the player and make him/her happy is good enough for him.
- 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.
- SCP-507 wants to be a researcher for the foundation. Considering he's a test subject for an unfeeling organization, he must be treated very nicely. Too bad the whole "Teleporting to random parallel universes" thing would get in the way.
- "Subject: SCP-106. Photographed Activity: SCP-106 emerging from a wall. Photo Result: SCP-106 roaming a wheat field. Appears to be approaching a old farm house, while a woman, appearing to be in mid-sixties, welcomes 106."
- 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-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.
- 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 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 final log is both heartwarming and gut wrenching:
- SCP-1287, a reality warper who only wanted to see missing people reunited with their families.
... No matter what you do or what you become: You are nothing less than beautiful.
- SCP-1348. The Keter classification and extensive containment procedures make it out to be something complicated and threatening, and, although that could be said to be true, there's a lot more to the article than that. The addenda reveal a deep and emotionally evocative story about having (and losing, and regaining) faith, a Cosmic Horror Story about how humanity's very existence was never meant to happen made by an entity who now suffers so that it can keep other entities from correcting that mistake (as well as keep the world from realizing these truths), and ends with a man pouring his heart out in a letter to the daughter he drove away, before seeking out God and the faith he renounced years ago, though the very ending of the article leans pretty heavily into Tear Jerker and Oh, Crap! territory.
- 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.
- "I will not hurt you. We like talking with you and we want you to live."
- 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.
- 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.
- SCP-1793, an elderly rabbit who can make things appear at will. One day, his abilities caused various random things (including three tanks, a potato and numerous copies of a painting) to appear, until a piece of rough paper with printed words appeared in his containment room. It's a thank-you note he used his abilities to write, thanking the Foundation for taking him in and looking after him. What makes this heartwarming is that 1793 is one of the only SCPs who knows that he is essentially a prisoner, yet he harbours no resentment towards them and is even thankful of them for taking care of him.. It reads:
I am sorry for the confusion. It is difficult to concentrate. It is difficult to write as well. I am a rabbit, you see.I'm sorry for the farmer. Family for a family, I thought at the time. Seeing him eat my wife and child; you can understand. After the mess, I met a man. Well, he wasn't a man. The three heads gave that away. He gave me the means to live out my last days in comfort, before my weak heart gives out. He told me he would find suitable wardens to care for me as I die. I don't know if the criminal should choose their punishment, but from what I'm told this is the nicest prison for those like me. If you ever see him, tell him I say thank you, before you lock him away.Oh, and thanks for the carrots. They never do get those right.
- 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 entry also implies that the Star Womb is making its way to Earth to help mankind rebuild this galactic empire.
- It's oddly touching how, after SCP-1810 (a humanoid creature dangerously obsessed with protecting children) was beaten by guards after it tried to escape, the site director came down hard on one of the guards for excessive force, and had this to say on the subject:
"We secure. We contain. But most of all, we protect. This includes those that we have contained."
- SCP-1810 itself is pretty heartwarming. An intelligent creature in a strange world who only wants to protect children in whatever way it can, despite not understanding humans very well, using books on childcare to try to learn. And it genuinely shows remorse over not being able to properly care for the children it takes in, as evidenced by the corpses of children that it failed to take care of and the "unicorn" it made for one girl having the words "bad" and "wrong" carved into it in French, most likely because it died and wasn't a real unicorn.
- SCP-2003 is a time-travel device, which the SCP Foundation has been using to observe possible futures, with the best possible outcomes (collectively labeled Determinative Set XN) that the Foundation is trying to ensure being where a meteor hits the Earth in the 24th century and kills everything on it, because all other outcomes result in the destruction of all of humanity in the 21st century. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: the (newly-discovered in-universe) Determinative Set XZ at the very bottom of the list has humanity simply just migrating to a planet on a different galaxy and continuing to live there as usual.
- SCP-2091 are a young woman, Abigael Harlowe, and her clay statue of a grizzly bear that protects her fiercely when she is nearby and feels uncomfortable. Abigael claims that the clay bear is her deceased grandfather, an artist that died of an unmentioned illness when she was a child. The addenda (one of them containing part of a diary) and interview logs hint very much that the bear is indeed her grandfather as he was strongly opposed to give her into adoption and that an old friend of his was in contact with a group called "The Hand" that could arrange a method to avoid the adoption with some magic.
"With no family to speak of except for me, she'll have no one to turn to. And may you damn me to Hell if I leave sweet Abbie to the destiny of adoption, one which is unforgiving and cold as I have learned. You have seen me through those tough times, and I have no doubt that you would also help her through those tough times, but isn't the work of the Lord to lessen the suffering of His children?"
- SCP-2101 reveal that the Terracotta Army is actually sentient and kept one of the most powerful emperors in China at bay for centuries. But that's not the heartwarming bit-they're explicitly trying to protect the task force sent to retrieve a sphere containing the soul of the First Qin Emperor, and are actually willing to work with the SCP Foundation to stop him from corrupting China.
- SCP-2115, an inter-dimensional dating site. It's part hilarious and part heartwarming. For instance, one of the "dates" between a female D-class and an Adorkable feminine automaton ends with said automaton asking to meet the D-class again, and the Foundation considering further meetings between them.
sorry i had to put you in this. i was young. her name is [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. pleas care of her [sic]
- The final test, between a male D-class and a pink humanoid entity, lasted for five hours, during which the two simply held hands and apparently watched a "romantic comedy". The entity dematerialized soon, claiming to be extremely happy. It somehow resulted in the entity's pregnancy; an object containing a much smaller entity resembling a human baby appeared later in what used to be the D-class's dorm (the D-class got killed three weeks before the object arrived), with a note attached;
- While testing has been stopped, the Foundation has since taken to raising the infant under their care.
- SCP 2190: Not the entity itself, but the fact that it's being successfully contained and that the people it's trying to affect are able to lead normal lives thanks to the Foundation. When asked why they don't just give the entity what it wants...
"There is also a third reason, which is, quite simply, sentiment. It’s no secret that suicide rates are high among Foundation personnel, a fact that is generally attributed to the difficult decisions we have to make and the actions we have to perform for the greater good. SCP-2190 is something of a victory, a rare case in which containing an SCP means allowing a family who has endured a living hell to finally live happily ever after. The value of the morale boosts provided by these feel-good stories cannot be overstated."
- SCP-2265, an anomalous restaurant that trapped two history professors in a two hour time loop for twenty years, with one of them completely aware of its effects. Horrifying, right? Except that said professor managed to accept his fate and tried to live his life in the time loop. And then it stopped completely, freeing them both. The first professor cried Tears of Joy, hugging nearby Foundation Personnel. Even better is that both men were found to be completely normal apart from their experience, and the Ethics Comittee is considering releasing them both.
Doctor Selvece: We did everything we could to free you from there, you know. We would have done so sooner if-
- This quote:
SCP-2265-A: Oh, I know, Doctor. But to be frank, I do not regret it.
- While both men are legally dead, it doesn't rule out the possibility that the Foundation might employ them both as researchers.
- SCP-2295, a teddy bear that can perform delicate organ transplants. To make it even better, the little guy could have easily become just like one of the other teddy bear SCPs, seeing as it makes organs out of fabric and replaces the failed biological ones with them... but instead, the new organs work perfectly, despite the fact that they're not made from biological materials. And to top it all off, check out this note discovered alongside the teddy bear after its recovery:
Because only time can mend all wounds.
- Turns to Tear Jerker territory when you learn it has its limits. When presented with a subject suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage, it panics trying to find a way to fix it, then resorts to giving the subject a chocolate bar before hugging its leg and crying.
- SCP-2425 is an android powered by songs from a band affiliated with the Fifth Church, which had celebrities as part of its congregation in the past. The containment procedures for keeping it de-powered include "volunteer Foundation researchers" occasionally performing songs from musicals with non-Fifthist religious themes, such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Book of Mormon. Comments from the experiment log show just how much fun the researchers are getting from this:
Note from Dr. Eldridge: I'd just like to state, on the record, that seeing those researchers sing a song from that Mormon musical is the happiest I've seen them in a while.
...Note from Researcher Mayberry, Research Assistant to Dr. Eldridge: Everyone was laughing after that test. Some of them even started dancing; they really got into it. Think we could do that again, Doc?
Note From Dr. Eldridge: It is under consideration.
- Inscription on SCP-2801, a chest that manifests the opener's childhood "superhero clothes" that actually work (IE a towel worn as a cape allows the user to fly):
My dear child. I will not lie to you and say that the world out there is safe or good, but I know that you have it within you to make it so. Your childhood is your own; go and live it full of wonder, and hold on to it in your heart.
When you need it again, it will be there for you. I promise.
With love, Grandfather.
- In a stupid sort of way, SCP-2900. It generates Achievement-like medals. Thanks to an achievement dedicated to itself, it becomes clear that it's doing it just to make people happy.
- What is truly heartwarming is this: The containment regulations are shown to have been changed, allowing the original recipients to get their medals back, so long as they were SCP staff, and they are allowed to be put on display.
- SCP-2031 doesn't seem like it would qualify for this trope at first, being a massive group of army ants that incapacitate mammals (including humans) before taking them over and mimicking them with impressive accuracy. However, it quickly becomes clear to the Foundation that the ants have a surprisingly good grasp of human emotion and personality, after monitoring an infested family's interactions with infested animals. When one of them gets vacated due to the original corpse giving in, the ants inside the humans are visibly shocked to see it gone (with the child constantly prodding the corpse to get it to wake up), before the adults bury the corpse. Because of this, the Foundation is going to infest a Golden Retriever for the family as a pet, which somehow turns a textbook example of Body Horror and possibly And I Must Scream into a Pet the Dog moment.
- SCP-1840-J’s page (The Hard Sell) has a short and heartwarming (albeit intentionally not serious) love story that concludes in Incident Report 1840-A. After SCP-1840-J reveals that the fourth purchase he exchanged with a Foundation staff member (aka D-27893) was weapons, high-power explosives, a getaway car and a “distraction;” all with the intention of breaching the compound, the said staff member’s plan comes into play right in the interview room. It turns out that D27893 is a rather zealous secret admirer of the researcher performing the interviews with SCP-1840-J, Dr. Erik Ritcher. D-27893 offers Dr. Ritcher to escape with her on a murderous rampage out of the compound. Dr. Ritcher hesitates, but he opts to roll with it. It’s a dark turn and a little sappy, but it leaves a grin on your face.
Dr. Richter: I’m not sure—I don’t—uh—I mean, yes! YES! I’m coming, Sophie!
- 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.
- SCP-1994-J. It's a dog happily playing with its favourite ball and its owner. Don't pretend you weren't grinning all the way through it.
- The short story "Where They All Go".
- The Global Occult Coalition page on humanoid threats features a surprisingly touching case under Type Green (Reality Warpers).
- A dying world receives an artifact, and hope is restored. Too bad the senders are in the same situation. 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.
- 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!"
- Eric comes to visit his old friend. Also a Tear Jerker.
- Quiet Days, again of the Tear Jerker variety. A vision of a world where The Magic Goes Away not only paints a bittersweet story, but presents a series of Gut Punches that can have you flipping through the archives like Jimmy Stewart.
- Fear Alone somehow manages to defuse one of the most potent pieces of nightmare fuel on the site at least, until Fridge Horror kicks in...
- To expand, for those that don't have the time to read: the story explains that the notoriously brutal and unimaginable "Project 110-Montauk" that must be done to SCP-231-7 to prevent her from giving birth to a world-ending demon, is actually no more than tucking her in to bed and reading her a bedtime story. The rumour that something absolutely horrible must be done to SCP-231-7, the idea that it is something so brutal and horrific that a person can't even imagine, creates the fear that keeps SCP-231-7 from giving birth. Of course, knowing this makes it easier for SCP-231-7 to give birth to the monster. Her child is still a Keter capable of XK-class destruction. You must keep up the theatre of terror or else the demon really will be born.
- "Six Letters Addressed to the SCP Foundation (and One Letter Home)", which is part of the "Broken Masquerade" canon (wherein the Foundation is exposed to the public), one of the letters is a child named Benny wanting to talk to and meet SCP-682, asking him questions about his powers (namely whether he can eat entire cities or breathe fire) and telling him that he's his hero. It's actually kind of cute, even if it shows that the kid is a Horrible Judge of Character. And in the discussion forum, 682 replies! It starts out harsh, but then...
682: Of course I can eat cities and breathe fire. I promise that you will live to see it.
- A meta example in the form of Holding On, a crossover with The Holders Series, a major rival shared universe in the early years of the SCP Foundation. Inspired by the author's discovery that the holders.org website had gone down after several years without posts, the result is a touching tribute from one community of creators to another. The ending crosses into Tear Jerker territory by ensuring that in-universe and out, so long as the SCP Foundation lasts, a piece of the Holders 'verse will survive, and perhaps one day find new creators to give it life.