* In Bad Ending #1 of ''Story of Eastern Wonderland'', [[spoiler: Reimu is feeling down because she wasn't strong enough. Cue Marisa--enemy only a little bit ago!--show up to try to make her feel better.]]
* A meta example. A group of people from famous Touhou remix circles joined together to create [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nRAgtSaHVw this]] in celebration of ZUN's wedding.
* Kokoro's ending in ''Hopeless Masquerade''. [[spoiler: After learning of emotions through battle, she takes up performing Noh at the Hakurei Shrine. This gives her identity through purpose, and at the end, she even smiles for the very first time. It also throws Reimu a bone by finally getting her visitors and profits.]]
* In the final chapter of ''Oriental Sacred Place'', The Three Fairies of Light [[spoiler: fight Reimu with all of their might. After being beaten they tell Reimu and Marisa that the reason they fought Reimu was in order to become friends with her. The fairies having witnessed multiple times that Reimu became friends with her enemies after beating them and thought she would do the same with them. Reimu instantly denies this and tell them off, warning them that she does not wish to have youkai as friends. The Three Fairies leave heartbroken and Marisa warns Reimu that they could well be preparing to leave permanently after that. When Reimu discovers that the 3 Fairies were living near her shrine she decides to say "screw it" and befriends them anyways, much to their joy. Reimu halfheartedly gives the excuse that they live on her property so therefore the Fairies are her property now. Reimu herself would never admit it, but she does on some level appreciate the fact they make things lively for the shrine.]]
* In ''Forbidden Scrollery'', more of Shinmyoumaru Sukuna's home life in the Hakurei Shrine is revealed. Rather than living in just a bird cage she has a fully decorated suite to live in. Shinmyoumaru is actually pretty grateful to have Reimu,her former enemy, protecting her, to the point where she makes a matching kimono for her (in size as well). Reimu in turn wears it as an accessory in her bonnet rather than throw it away. This is when it's known that as an inching without the power of the miracle mallet she is actually pretty helpless. It says a lot about how Reimu really is a good person even towards non humans, that she is willing to let one live with her.
** This is after it was all but spelled out that Reimu is SlaveToPR of her job as youkai exterminator, whose reputation is constantly in danger of getting ruined by all those youkai who flock her shrine. The same youkai who flock her shrine for the same reason Shinmyoumaru has such a nice lodging; Reimu's kindness outweighs her reputation, and Dragon God damn it if her reputation isn't important to her life.
** Though it is in the end of a tense chapter Reimu saying that [[spoiler:she is glad that Yukari is behind the recent incident involving Kosuzu as that means Reimu doesn't have to fight her]]. It shows that even though Reimu acts dismissive towards her, she cares for Kosuzu.
* ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' has some heartwarming moments, namely with newcomer Sumireko. [[spoiler: Not only does she get befriended by Shinmyoumaru and Mokou in their story modes, but at the end of the game, Reimu promises to befriend Sumireko when her dreams inevitably trap her in Gensokyo. Furthermore, Futo, Miko, and Mokou are interested in befriending her (due to Mokou being immortal as well), and it very much seems like Mokou feels the same]].