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Heartwarming: The Fountainhead
  • Guy Francon gets 2 towards the end that prove, despite all their quarrels and inability or refusal to understand each other, he truly loves his daughter. First, when he hears Dominique is leaving her second husband, he calls her and tells her to come stay with him until the divorce is finalized (and her lover's trial is over). When she gets there, he has a plate of sandwiches and glass of milk waiting for her and doesn't hammer her with questions but just comforts her, assures her he knows the man she's chosen this time will make her happy, that he'll be acquitted, and that he's welcome to visit any time. Later, he sits with Dominique and Roark's other friends at his trial, "to the shocked disapproval of his friends."
  • Dominique showing up to help Gail keep The Banner running — later topped by the moment when he wakes up in his office to find her there before he can put his Invincible-Tough-Guy mask on, and she embraces him and assures him that everything will be all right.
  • Howard's and Dominique's good-bye after the Stoddard Trial.
  • Howard's and Steven Mallory's first meeting, where the former pulls the latter out of the proverbial Slough of Despond.
  • The novel can actually be said to contain an unintentional CMoH - the scene where the mentally and physically handicapped children move into what used to be the Temple of the Human Spirit. It's meant to be a terrifying and disgusting example of society prioritizing the needs of ugly freaks and deformed cripples over productive and heroic achievers, but when read today it comes across more like what it is on the surface - abandoned, unloved children without a future who'd likely have starved to death otherwise are taken to a good foster home run by loving caretakers who are determined to give them as good a life as possible. The moment where "Jackie" - the "creature" whose age and sex couldn't be determined - presents a picture of a dog with blue spots and five legs during Creative Hour and beams with pride is meant to cause derisive sneers from readers, but given how she was described as being a hopeless case with no potential in life, such an achievement is actually very impressive, even a testament to the hopeful future of the foster home.
    • The effect is lessened by the Tear Jerker in the preceding paragraph where a group of slum children sneak into the playground and stare longingly at the kitchen and gymnasium inside before the ladies running the home chase them away, proving themselves to be nothing but hypocrites who are running an institution not because they want to help children but to boost their own reputations, and demonstrating that the sin of the home is not Kindness but Hypocrisy. The book's portrayal of this cruelty towards the street children in a negative light, condemning people for a lack of kindness, is quite the meta-CMoH.
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