* Mido is the resident bully in young Link's hometown, Kokiri Forest. After Link finds the Master Sword and travels seven years in the future where [[spoiler:Ganondorf has taken over Hyrule]], Mido guards the Forest Temple on Saria's wishes. When [[spoiler: Saria is revealed to be a sage and leaves the forest for the temple of light]], Mido asks the grown up Link (whom he no longer recognizes) to tell Link that Saria really liked him and that he's sorry for being mean to him. Awwwww....
** There's a good chance that that Mido ''did'' realize that it was Link, and the whole thing was his way of saying sorry to Link while unable to fully admit that it was Link.
--> '''Mido:''' I don't know why, but when I see you, you remind me of... him.
* The final farewells between Link and each sage:
--> '''Saria:''' Saria will always be your friend.
--> '''Darunia:''' Remember: You and I are now true brothers!!
** The Saria one even more so in the 3DS remake:
--> '''Saria:''' '''''I''''' will always be your friend.
* Saving Lon Lon Ranch, Malon, and Epona from Ingo. The best part of this? The next time Link talks to Malon, ''she remembers him'' from when they were both children. Keep in mind nearly every other NPC doesn't recognize the now-adult hero, including the Kokiri that Link lived with for ten years of his life. And yet, the farm girl who has a minuscule role in the main plot is kindhearted and grateful enough to still remember him. (Needless to say, this is also a huge feather in the cap of Link/Malon shippers.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6XMKtjtvaM The dying soldier]] was mortally wounded trying to stop Ganondorf from capturing Zelda. Since Zelda escapes, he succeeded.
* After [[spoiler:the player defeats Ganondorf for the first time and Link and Zelda get out of the collapsing tower]], Link and Zelda hear a noise from the rubble. Instead of jumping or gasping in surprise like any other person, Link's instinctive reaction is to throw his arm protectively in front of Zelda.
** They also share a brief, relieved smile right before it happens. Not surprising, but how often do we see Link smile (especially [[IronWoobie this one]]) outside of ItemGet?
** The goodbye scene between Link and Zelda in which she sends him back to his own time. In the era of 3d polygonal graphics, trying to mimic facial expressions was often awkward and went into [[UncannyValley Uncanny Valley]] status but not here. Zelda asks Link to give her the Ocarina. As she takes it, she puts her hand on his and her face is painfully sad. She is genuinely heartbroken she must do this because of the bond they shared yet she recognizes it as the right thing to do. Then of course, she plays the poignant Zelda's lullaby to send him back.
* The manga version of Ocarina of Time involves a scene of Young Link first meeting Epona when he is going to Death Mountain while playing the ocarina, which does not happen in the original game. After the second boss fight, Link meets up with Epona at Lon Lon Ranch. Much later, when Link is an adult, he witnesses Epona about to be taken away to Ganondorf, while a kid desperately tries to save her. Link plays his ocarina, and Epona recognizes it. Link then embraces Epona.
* The ending credits of ''Ocarina of Time'', where all of the people of Hyrule gather at Lon Lon Ranch to celebrate the end of Ganondorf's regime. Highlights include Talon and Ingo drunkenly and happily leaning on each other like old friends, and the Cucco woman playing with her birds (ignoring her allergy to them). At the end, we pan to Death Mountain, where the Sages gather to look out in triumph over the land they have helped to save, with Saria riding piggyback on Darunia's back and Nabooru and Ruto sharing a significant look (with the implication that both pairs have become friends, based on their mutual love of the forest and attraction to Link respectively).
** The '''''first''''' thing Link does when he returns to his original (young) timeline, is '''go and find Zelda in her castle'''. Cue ''THE END'' still-shot, complete with "Old Film" style screen coloring.
* The Ad for the 3DS port. Creator/RobinWilliams - truly OneOfUs - narrates, comparing his admiration for [[Creator/ZeldaWilliams his daughter]] (named after Princess Zelda) to his feelings for the legendary princess. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINUfbLV_0M You can watch it here.]]
-->'''Robin Williams:''' The first time I saw you, I knew we would be [[JustForPun linked]] forever. For you I traveled to the four corners of the world. I faced adversity. I became a hero.
-->'''Zelda Williams:''' Dad?
-->'''Robin Williams:''' I saved your kingdom!
-->'''Zelda Williams:''' Dad!
-->'''Robin Williams:''' ...yes, Zelda?
-->'''Zelda Williams:''' Are you mixing me up with the princess again?
-->'''Robin Williams:''' Hard to say, you're both pretty magical!
* Many would consider it to be the MostAnnoyingSound, but when you consider that WordOfGod compares Navi's feelings towards Link to how [[Franchise/PeterPan Tinker Bell feels about Peter Pan]], the way Navi cries "Watch out!" when an enemy appears is just so... heartwarming. She genuinely cares about Link and wants him to be safe against the hordes of enemies he must battle.
* Also when Navi helps you fight Ganon at the end.
-->'''Navi:''' There's no way he's going to hold me back again! This time, we fight together!
* When you go to the Goron City for the first time as adult Link, you meet a young Goron who is Darunia's son, and is named after the legendary Goron hero. He is named after your [[HelloInsertNameHere character]].
* During the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, you have to go through mini-dungeons themed to each of the Sages' elements. Five of them exhort you to defeat Ganondorf and save the world. Impa? "[[ParentalSubstitute Please save Princess Zelda!]]" And don't go saying "[[SandInMyEyes I've got something in my eye]]" after that.
* A very minor one, but if you go to Ingo wearing the goron mask, you actually amuse him.
-->'''Ingo:''' Heh. That cheered me up a little. Thanks kid!