* The end, when [[spoiler: Holden realizes that he can't hold onto the freedom of childhood forever, and that he has to let Phoebe grow up, regardless of the inevitable onset of 'Phoniness']]. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* When Holden goes back to his apartment and dances with Phoebe while their parents aren't home.
* Holden may be of questionable morality, but he truly loved some people.
** His deceased brother's death got to him so much that he punched every single window in the garage. The narration describing their interactions helps.
** Look above. Phoebe, his smart-for-her-age kid sister.
** Jane, his childhood friend. Their interactions in the past are adorable, especially when Holden comforts her about her alcoholic father. Shame they don't get together, but she's still in town...