Surprisingly enough, for a movie like this, there are a few examples:
- Everything involving Pacha and his family.
- Including Kronk acting as if they are family — saying "Let's not wait 'till the next family reunion to get together."
- Pacha lending Kuzco his poncho.
- And at the end of the film, Chicha presents Kuzco with a homemade poncho of his own.
- Kuzco accidentally (or not) saving Pacha from falling off a cliff. "Don't read too much into it."
- When Kuzco apologizes to Pacha after learning the truth about Yzma's plot to kill him.
- And Pacha STILL deciding to help him even after all the crap Kuzco gave him beforehand.
- Watch Kuzco apologizing to the old man who he had thrown out the window at the beginning of the film.
Old Man: Oh now you stop being so hard on yourself. All is forgiven.
Kuzco: You're sure?
Kuzco: Okay buddy take care, heh, he's a sweet guy...
- Kuzco agreeing to build his summer home next door to Pacha's house.
Kuzco: So you lied to me.
Pacha: I did?
Kuzco: Yeah, you said when the sun hits this ridge just right these hills sing. Well pal I was dragged all over those hill and I did not hear any singing. So, I'll be building my summer home on a more magical hill, thank you.
Pacha: Can't pull the wool over your eyes huh?
Kuzco: No no I'm sharp, I'm on it. Looks like you and your family are stuck on this tuneless hilltop forever pal.
: ...You know, I think I heard some singing on the hill next to us. *Beat
* In case you're interested.
- The first hint that Kuzco might not be so bad after all is, at the dinner after firing Yzma, he starts offering to help her find a new job.