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->''The princess lay curled on her side like a sleeping child. Her lips were slightly parted and her eyelids quivered, a hint of moisture on their long lashes. Over her stood the other, the predator come in from the night, tense, watchful, but slowly relaxing. Then with great care, she reached down and pulled the displaced sheet up over the sleeper's bare shoulder, turned, and silently left.''

Regardless of what temperature it is outside, lying motionless for a while has a tendency to make one feel cold. We give off less body heat when we're still, after all. So a person who's, say, falling asleep is bound to get colder more quickly than someone who's moving around and still fully awake. If that person is somehow sleeping out in the open, without a blanket (or if they've just [[HeavySleeper fallen asleep in]] [[AnOddPlaceToSleep a really weird place]]), they may find themselves shivering in their sleep, turning over in a really vulnerable way, or clutching themselves. They're uncomfortable, and they show it. If they ''had'' a blanket, it has slipped off them as they've turned and shuddered.

This is, of course, a cue for another character (say, Bob) to come along, see the sleeper (say, Alice) and react to it--by tenderly draping a blanket (or, in less providing situations, a coat) over her shoulders, [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead petting her on the head]], and saying, "Sleep tight, Alice." Freed from her discomfort, Alice usually smiles in her sleep, possibly clutching the hem of her new blanket for effect--even in her sleep, she's grateful for the warmth. A variant on this scenario occurs when there's [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed only one blanket]] between the two characters, and Bob must lie down beside Alice and share. This version is perfect for building {{UST}}.

However, the ComfortingComforter isn't always romantic. It can be used to show the affection and care between any two parties, whether they be [[TrueCompanions close friends or teammates,]] perpetually feuding siblings, parents and children, and even [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther old married couples]]. Frequently, it serves as a PetTheDog moment for Bob, especially if Bob has been a {{Jerkass}} in the past to Alice--he can be nice after all, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark but only if nobody's awake to know about it]].

When done properly, it's [[HeartwarmingMoment incredibly sweet]] and [[TearJerker touching]]. When done ''improperly,'' though, it can feel a lot like {{Glurge}} or NightmareFuel if played for creepy.

See also SleepCute and HiddenHeartOfGold. A similar scenario is YouMustBeCold.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Used in the opening scene of ''Literature/{{Paprika}}''.
* One of Hatori's flashbacks in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' showed him doing this to Kana, whom he'd eventually date [[spoiler:before things went ''very bad'' with Akito]].
** When they're on a vacation together, Tohru puts a blanket over a sleeping Kisa, Hiru, and Momiji when they fall asleep on the floor.
* In the episode "Someday in the Rain" of ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', Kyon wakes up in the clubroom with two cardigans over him. [[{{Tsundere}} Haruhi]] demands hers back, but the owner of the second is up to the {{shipp|ing}}ers. (Kyon makes sure the viewer knows that Mikuru did return to the room, but doesn't think about who left the second cardigan).
* ''Franchise/MaiHime'':
** In the ''Manga/MaiHiME'' manga, Yuuichi does this to Mai.
** Early on in the anime, the usually cold and aloof Natsuki does this for Mai.
** Sergei also does this in ''Anime/MaiOtome''.
** In Episode 6 of ''Mai-Otome'', after Arika helps Nina try to make up for her humiliating near-drowning experience by dealing with the creature that caused it, Nina drapes a blanket over her after she falls asleep writing a letter to her AnonymousBenefactor.
* In one episode of the ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'' anime, Yuki checks in on Shuichi who's sleeping on his couch and pulls the blanket farther up to cover him more completely. Shuichi doesn't notice, but Yuki stares at him for a while after that, as if it's just sunk in that he's now sharing lodgings with another man he cares more for than he should.
* Mamori covers a sleeping Hiruma with her school jacket in one episode of the ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' anime (but not in the manga). He doesn't seem cold beforehand and isn't noticeably affected either, but Mamori has a reflexive [[TeamMom maternal streak]].
* In the second season of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]] Tieria'' does this for one of the BridgeBunnies, though not so much as a romantic device as a demonstration of exactly how much Tieria has [[CharacterDevelopment grown as a character]] from the {{jerkass}} he was in season one.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'': In an episode, Lum is trying--''trying''--to taking care of a bedridden Ran. However her efforts get Ran's house and kitchen wrecked and Ran--who has grown increasingly angry--tells her cleaning her mess and leaving, and goes to bed. Lum, though, stays by Ran's bed and fall asleep on the chair. When Ran wakes up at midnight she notices Lum and covers her with a blanket.
* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' once used his longcoat to tuck in Mokuba, who had fallen asleep in a chair.
* An early scene in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha A's'' that showed Hayate's maternal bond towards the Wolkenritter had her doing this to [[LadyOfWar Signum]] and [[NobleWolf Zafira]] after they had fallen asleep in the living room.
* Seen in one chapter of ''Manga/VampireKnight'' Kaname Kuran comes back to the Moon Dorms and sees Yuki sleeping on the stairs after she waited for his appearance. He covers her with his coat.
* Negi of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is shown doing this to his students after they exhausted themselves giving [[spoiler:Chao]] an all-night Goodbye Party during the Mahora Festival arc.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Winry does this for Ed; but it's [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend totally platonic]]. Yeaaaaah that's [[SelectiveObliviousness what he tells himself.]]
** Riza Hawkeye wraps her jacket around Ed at one point. He's awake, but it's been raining and he lost his coat in a recent fight.
* A brief scene in Anime/DigimonTamers has Takato drape his sweatshirt over a sleeping Guilmon.
* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', Ashitaka does it to San. Then San does it to Ashitaka.
* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway,'' Kumaji manages to show that he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not so grumpy after all]] by draping a blanket (well, cushion) over Chihiro after she falls asleep on the boiler room floor.
* Used a couple of times in ''Anime/GunXSword''. Van gives one of the early hints of his heart of gold by covering Wendy with his coat after she faints (all we see is her waking up to discover the coat). Later in the series, Ray demonstrates that he still cares about his brother by covering him with a blanket while he naps.
* In ''Anime/{{K}}'': Return of Kings, some of the HOMRA Clansmen find Anna, their TokenMiniMoe [[spoiler: [[AChildShallLeadThem and]] [[SheIsTheKing King]],]] sleeping in their headquarters, and one of them suggests doing this for her, which they do.
** There is also an official art showing Saruhiko sleeping at a desk, with his King, Reisi's coat on his shoulders like this (you can tell it's his because of his CustomUniform).
* Used in the ''Anime/FullMoonOSagashite'' anime when Takuto finds Mitsuki asleep at her desk. He shows his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold his heart of gold]] by covering her with a blanket and smiling warmly. Though later when she inquires about it and thanks him, he blushes and decides to change the subject . In another episode, he covers her up with his parka while she's sleeping inside a lighthouse.
* In ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', on seeing cyborg girl Triela lying on a bed clutching one of her teddy bears, her [[TheHandler handler]] Hilshire pulls the blanket over her.
* In ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' Hidenori does this for Literature Girl, after he manages to knock her out as an end of her unlucky combo.
* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', during an argument with his father, Ranma leaves home in frustration, however it is snowing and very cold. He plans to have a fight with his father once and for all, but wakes up with a comforter on, and sees panda paw prints in the snow. When he confronts his father later, his father gets ready for battle, but Ranma simply says "Let's go home" and walks away, with his father following moments afterwards.
* Gin from ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' does this with his owner Daisuke before joining [[LaResistance the wild dogs]]. The two of them had lived together for most of Gin's life and hunted bears together, so it would be different without his owner from now on. Even his mother Fuji sees this and sends him on his way with comforting words.
* In one of the comics in ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'', Japan draped a blanket over Italy after the later fell asleep.
* Trafalgar Law's flashback in ''Manga/OnePiece'' features this. Corazon puts a blanket over Law as he sleeps and he himself considers the compassion and sympathy that's driven him to go so far to help Law, who he barely knows.
* Episode 389 of ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'': A flashback of Hinata and Hanabi when they were little, they were playing together and Hinata fell asleep. Hanabi grabs a blanket and covers Hinata (and herself) with it.
* In ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' Gotoh and Shinobu get stuck in a major storm on their way back from a conference. The only place they find to stay is a [[LoveHotels love hotel]], which naturally only has a single bed. When Goto offers to sleep on the couch, Shinobu points out there's only one blanket as well. Later in the night Shinobu sneaks over to Goto's couch as if [[ShipTease contemplating joining him]], but drapes a bath towel on him instead.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DC example, featuring a cape instead of a blanket. In ''ComicBook/YoungJustice: [[CrisisCrossover Sins of Youth]]'', the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica have been [[FountainOfYouth turned into kids]], while the members of Young Justice and other young heroes [[OvernightAgeUp have been aged]]. One of these heroes is Star-Spangled Kid (Courtney Whitmore, now Stargirl), who becomes Starwoman thanks to the age reversal. As the JSA goes to an alien planet to pick up some phlebotinum, she gets into an argument with another hero on the trip, Merry the Gimmick-Girl, who was the adopted sister of the [[LegacyCharacter original Star-Spangled Kid]]. She really doesn't like Courtney because she's "dishonoring" [=SSK1=]'s legacy. (Merry does have a point: Courtney stole his equipment.) Anyway, during the adventure, Courtney proves herself, and she and the JSA Junior take a nap. While she's sleeping, Merry covers Courtney with her cape. Definitely an aww-inspiring moment.
* There's a scene in the ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'': Forevergreen arc (by the notorious Barry Blair) where the villain Door sees one of his scantily-clad slave boys sleeping on the floor and puts a cloak over him. Definitely a capricious gesture since Door has killed other slaves on a whim.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' "The Search" has Sokka placing a blanket over his sister, Katara, and Zuko questions why he looks out for her despite the fact that she always waterbends snow in his face and treats him like a {{ButtMonkey}}. Sokka explains that this is how their relationship works and since she's his sister, he doesn't mind getting the short end of the deal. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming This leads to Zuko borrowing a blanket to drape over Azula who is shivering from the cold and her own insanity]].

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fic [[Fanfic/{{Maslow}} "Maslow"]], in a scene where Shego throws a blanket over Drakken (who had fallen asleep while working on one of his [[MadScientist projects]]), then immediately removes it because she couldn't stand him ''knowing'' she'd done it. She goes back and forth several times before giving up and leaving the blanket draped over him.
* A non-sexual one in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2344822/1/SWKOTOR_Destinys_Pawn_Leviathan Destiny's Pawn]] Kairi (Revan) has trouble sleeping and checks in on Mission. While she's adjusting the blanket, Carth catches her. This leads to a conversation about WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove where they both admit that they love the girl "as if she were [their] own."
* A fanart has Franchise/{{Batman}} covering a sleeping Robin with his cape.
* Skinner does this for Elizabeth twice in ''Fanfic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain''. She dozes off in the Amazon rainforest, and again in the library of the ''Nautilus''. The first time he covers her with his coat; the second time he carries her to her own bed.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4118672/1/Out-of-Sight Out of Sight]]'' has Danny (as Phantom) do this for his father, who's fallen asleep in his chair in the hospital. Maddie Fenton, who's been accidentally separated from her body and can't be seen by anyone, is shocked to see this. It makes more sense to her once she figures out Phantom IS Danny.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''FanFic/MemoriesBornOfFire'', Chapel comes in to find Spock asleep on Kirk's shoulder and covers him with a blanket.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Steve, seeing Harry, Thor, and Loki engaged in a SleepCute tangle, first sketch a picture, then cover them with a blanket.
* A variant occurs in [[Fanfic/DantesNightAtFreddys Dante's Night at Freddy's 2: Animatronic Boogaloo]]. Tired from being kidnapped and helping fight animatronics, Dante's young daughter Evie snuggles up to his chest and he puts his jacket over her for warmth and comfort. It's mostly to show Dante's GoodParents tendencies behind his rough edges.
* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', [[PurityPersonified Avalina]] falls asleep while reading in the library of [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron the Horned King's]] castle. [[VillainProtagonist The Horned King]] (her captor) passes by, and because the invisible servants are unable to provide her a blanket due to their [[InfiniteSupplies conjuring powers]] being confiscated at the time, the lich has to give the girl his fur stole. When informed of this after waking up, [[MoralityPet Avalina]] is happy to see that the Horned King ''does'' [[LimaSyndrome care for her]] at least a little.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'', Auron gives his coat to Lulu after he, Braska, and Jecht find her injured outside of Yojimbo's cave and then carry her to the temple once they see that Ginnem and her sister are dead inside.
* ''Fanfic/SomebodyThatIUsedToKnow'' has an odd example with the scene where Detective Badd drapes his trademark trench coat over [[spoiler: a heavily {{BSOD}}ing Juan Corrida, who is in shock from having just discovered the dead body of Celeste Inpax. It is a sweet little detail buried inside an otherwise completely tragic scene.]] It's an odd example in that it isn't romantic, the characters don't know each other, and the one being comforted isn't asleep.
* In ''Fanfic/TangledUpInYou'', Adrien falls asleep in Marinette's room and she pulls a blanket over him before lying down herself.
* In ''Fanfic/SayItThrice,'' Lydia wakes up to find herself covered in Betelgeuse's striped jacket. It's actually the smell of the jacket which wakes her.
* In chapter 1 of ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6617626/chapters/15142081 More than Yesterday, Less than Tomorrow]]'', [[Disney/{{Zootopia}} Francine]] throws a blanket over a sleeping Nick and gives him a little pat on the back when she and a few other officers walk in on him sleeping on the break room's couch. He barely reacts to it.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Pacha covers a shivering Kuzco ([[BalefulPolymorph in llama form]]) with his coat even though Kuzco has been nothing but a {{jerkass}} to him so far. This gesture of kindness marks the first step up in relations between Pacha and Kuzco.
* Played straight in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', when Long John Silver places his coat on a sleeping Jim Hawkins.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' Oddly enough, the scene involves a character that IS a blanket.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure'', Rabbit puts a blanket over a sleeping Pooh.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', Tommy and Dil feud over a blanket. They tear it in half with their fighting. Tommy angrily takes most of the blanket for himself, but seeing how cold and sad Dil is, he [[PetTheDog pets the baby brother]] and shares the blanket.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheOutlawAndHisWife'': A variation, as Halla's affection for Kari is established when she gives him a comforter for use in his cot in the servants' quarters.
* In ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow'' the Old Man does this for Chien, who is the whipping boy for the martial arts school where he's been raised.
* Used as an intentionally cliched romantic device in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. Lone Starr gives Princess Vespa his jacket in the middle of the cold desert night... then promptly has to act like he's not freezing without it.
* Rachel covers Heck with a blanket after he apparently falls asleep on the couch in ''Film/ImagineMeAndYou''. However, he later pushes it off, revealing that he'd been pretending to sleep and had heard her confession of infidelity.
* Both main stars of ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' (baby excepted) do this to each other.
* Earl uses this trope to play matchmaker with Valentine and Rhonda in ''Film/{{Tremors}}''.
* In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', Betty puts her jacket on the sleeping Bruce Banner.
* Skeevy example in ''Film/FishTank'', when the sleeping fifteen-year-old Mia is carried to bed by her mother's boyfriend, who proceeds to take off her shoes and trousers before tucking her in. This could easily be interpreted as a fatherly rather than inappropriately sexual act, until later events make it clear how he sees her.
* A sweet scene between Mr. Han and Dre in the remake of ''Film/TheKarateKid2010'', where Mr Han lets a [[SleepCute sleeping Dre]] sleep on his lap and even hesitatingly place a hand on his shoulder.
* A particularly funny example from "Film/WetHotAmericanSummer" in which Coop sees Katie shivering, so he gives her his flannel. Then Coop is chilly without his flannel, so Katie gives him her sweater. Katie remarks how nice Coop's flannel is, which reminds him how much he likes it.
-->'''Coop:''' That's actually my favorite shirt.\\
'''Katie:''' Oh!\\
'''Coop:''' So you're going to have to give it back. Now.
* Twice in the 1927 film ''Film/{{Sunrise}}''. Near the beginning, the Wife covers the Man with a blanket after he comes in late, even though she knows he's been out philandering. Then, near the end, the Man shields his wife from the wind with his coat as she dozes on the boat.
* In ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Elwood does this to Jake.
* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (''The Return of the King''), Aragorn adjusts Éowyn's covers shortly before she wakes up from a nightmare.
* A variation comes at the end of ''Film/WestSideStory'', Baby John covers Maria's head and shoulders with her scarf--one of the first gestures of friendship shown by one of the Jets towards one of the Sharks. Maria isn't sleeping, she's crouched over Tony's body, mourning.
* An early scene in ''Film/RomperStomper'' has Hando, the villain of the film, walking around and looking after his fellow skinheads, who have all passed out around the house.
* Zachry does this for a sleeping Meronym in the film adaptation of ''Film/CloudAtlas''.
* In the film version of ''Film/{{Warm Bodies}}'', R gives Julie a blanket shortly after taking her to his plane. Although she is not asleep, this is the first sign for her that he is kind-hearted.
* A variation occurs in ''Film/ResidentEvilRetribution''. After the final showdown, Leon takes off his winter coat and wraps Ada up in it. Justified, since Ada was dressed in nothing but her red {{qipao}} and unconscious in the middle of Antarctica.
* In ''Film/ForbiddenGames'', young Michel tucks in little orphan girl Paulette, after his family agrees to let her stay with them.
* The hero of ''Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn'' gently covers Creator/MarilynMonroe with a blanket in one scene.
* In the first live action ''Film/DeathNote'' movie, there's a moment when L appears to be asleep ([[TheInsomniac though he really isn't]]), and Chief Yagami drapes a blanket over his shoulders. Possibly a hint that Soichiro is developing some kind of paternal affection toward L (who likely [[ShadowArchetype reminds him of his own son]]).
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. While a uniformed officer in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Gordon wraps a coat around a young Bruce Wayne as he waits in the police station after the murder of his parents. This act of kindness affects Bruce so much, he mentions the incident to Gordon as his InternalReveal of Batman's SecretIdentity in the [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises final film]].
* In one scene in ''Film/IvansChildhood'' we see Galtsev carry sleeping Ivan to his bed and cover him up.
* ''Film/TheTerminator''. Detective Traxler gives his own coat to Sarah Connor while inviting her to flake out on his couch, [[TemptingFate telling her not to worry about that nutcase hunting her as there are thirty cops in the building...]]
* ''Film/MadameRosa'': Madame Rosa is shown tucking in the young kids in her unlicensed home orphanage, showing that she really does care about them.

* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Jerin carries a wounded soldier to the family farm, and tucks her in, in his sister Corelle's bed, to take revenge on Corelle for not being there, as would be her duty. It still emphasizes his caring, nurturing personality, which makes him attractive to potential wives… [[FlorenceNightingaleEffect and the soldier herself]].
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward does this for Oreg while camping in the wilderness… further fueling Tosten's jealousy. It's all non-romantic, Tosten is his younger brother, and angry that Ward makes Oreg, seemingly a distant relative, his priority. It emphasizes the fact that Ward treats Oreg like a brother, although Oreg is actually his slave. AWizardDidIt, Ward inherited him and can't free him. As Ward has been PromotedToParent early in life, because his father was abusive and his mother became TheOphelia, Tosten feels he has no one else to rely on, and lashes out when he fears that protection is taken away from him.
* Done in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', as a hint that our heroine isn't as revolted by the hero as much as she likes to think she is.
* In ''Literature/MasterAndCommander'', [[IncompatibleOrientation Marshall]] drapes a blanket over a sleeping Jack.
* Monsieur Paul does this for Lucy Snowe in Literature/{{Villette}}
* In ''Winnie The WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure'', Rabbit gives half of the torn map he's using as a blanket to Pooh.
* The patient in ''Literature/{{Beachwalker}}'' does this for the [[GoodSamaritan person who’s trying to save his life]]. Since [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed there is only one blanket]], it takes him several tries to convince her to actually use it.
* In a complicated example, Cartwright does this for Adrian in ''Literature/TheLiarNovel''. Except Adrian's only pretending to be asleep, and he's not so happy about it since he was hoping for [[DudeShesLikeInAComa something else entirely.]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': In "The One with the Ick Factor", Rachel sleeping on the couch, Ross with the blanket.
* ''Series/DawsonsCreek''. There's an instance of Dawson placing a blanket over a sleeping Mr. Brooks, whoever that is, but surely it must have happened with the members of the love triangle as well.
* Happened in ''Series/BlackBooks'', with Bernard tucking in Fran.
* In ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex has drunk too much (again) and has passed out on her couch. Gene, also tipsy, covers her with a convenient blanket and staggers off, back to work. Considering how much time the two of them spend fighting, it's a very sweet moment.
* The page image is from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames The War Games]]''. The hands belong to Jamie, draping the coat over Zoë.
** During the epilogue of "Mummy on the Orient Express", the Twelfth Doctor takes Clara to a beach on an alien world and tucks her in comfortably with several blankets, so she could have a calm nap while he waits for her to wake up.
* ''Series/TinMan'': The DG/C shippers certainly noticed the fact that when DG woke up from one of her crazy dreams, Cain's BadassLongcoat had been pressed into service as a blanket.
* In non-sexual examples ([[HoYay honestly!]]), most of the characters from ''Series/{{MASH}}'' drape blankets over someone exhausted in what are always very sweet moments; Radar has done it for Hawkeye and Trapper, Henry and later Potter have both done it for Radar, Hawkeye has done it for BJ and BJ has done it for Hawkeye.
* In an episode of ''Series/HogansHeroes'', most of the guys are so exhausted they just crashed without even taking off their jackets, and Hogan drapes blankets over Kinch and [=LeBeau=]. It's a quick heartwarming moment, even if it doesn't last.
* [[Series/RoyalPains Divya]] slips a coat over a sleeping Evan when he falls asleep waiting for news on his father. Given her normal perpetual state of annoyance at him, it's really sweet.
* A variation of this happens in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': a spell has put everyone in Camelot to sleep, and when Merlin and Arthur return to the kingdom they find everyone passed out wherever they happened to be when the spell hit. Arthur gently picks Guinevere up from the floor and puts her on a bed. (Everyone else is left on the ground.)
* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Twilight", Gibbs covers Kate with her own jacket while she is sleeping behind her desk in the office. Maybe not crowning, but it is a heartwarming moment. Considering how the episode ended, also [[spoiler:a TearJerker in retrospect.]] Many seasons later, this returns in a flashback as Gibbs does the same for Dr. Rachel Cranston, [[spoiler:Kate's older sister.]]
* At the end of ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "all things", Scully falls asleep on the couch while talking to Mulder. He pauses [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead to brush a lock of hair from her face]] and gaze at her before covering her with a blanket. [[HeartwarmingMoments It's pretty adorable.]] This is also very much a romantic example of the trope, since it's heavily implied they slept together for the first time later that night.
* In a later episode of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Kevin covers his soon-to-be-wife Lucy with a blanket when she conks out while studying.
* In what may be considered a clever variation of this, the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Muse" has Odo, a shapeshifter, literally turning part of his body into a blanket and wrapping it around Lwaxana Troi, who is sleeping on his lap.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Mr. Turner does this for a then-homeless Shawn when he falls asleep on his couch. It's one of Mr. Turner's first steps towards becoming a substitute father-figure for Shawn.
* Watson to Sherlock Holmes after his friend falls asleep on his consulting-room table in the [[Series/TheReturnOfSherlockHolmes Granada TV version]] of "The Empty House".
* Series/{{Sharpe}} is camping in the woods with [[ActionGirl Theresa]] and her [[LaResistance partisans]]. He sees her shiver in her sleep and so quietly drapes his uniform coat over her. She doesn't wake, but smiles and snuggles down into it.
* Kung Hyuk in ''Series/FlowerBoyRamyunShop'' wakes up late at night and checks to see if Eun Bi is home, he covers her with the quilt she knocked off and takes her glasses off when she went to sleep with them on.
* In ''Series/TheCityHunter'', Yun Sung covers Na Na with a blanket when she's sleeping on the floor beside her father's hospital bed.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ("Expecting"). Cordy is alone and crying in her bedroom after being [[BizarreBabyBoom impregnated by a demon]]. Her resident ghost Phantom Dennis floats over a packet of tissues and then gently pulls the quilt up over her.
* Played subtly in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion Lannister refuses to use his MaritalRapeLicense with his 14-year-old bride Sansa Stark, promising to only sleep with her if she willingly accepts him into her bed. After Sansa makes it clear this might never happen, Tyrion makes a drunken joke and passes out on the couch, waking up the next morning with Sansa's bridal cloak draped over him.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. "My Heart Will Go On" takes place in an alternate timeline where Bobby is happily married. When things go back to normal, Sam and Dean find Bobby passed out on the sofa after days of no sleep and hitting the bottle. Dean spreads a blanket over him, and the two agree not to let Bobby know how much better his life could have been, because it will only make him worse.
* Seen in the first episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. After meeting a hallucination of his dead wife in the Orb of the Prophets, Commander Sisko returns to his quarters to find his son Jake sleeping on the floor (everything in the space station has been stripped or destroyed by the departing Cardassian forces -- even furniture) and pulls a blanket over his shoulders.
* ''Series/TropicalHeat'': In the episode "She," Sylvie does this for Nick.
* In ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch A Very Brady Christmas]]'', Jan's husband Richard is asleep at the desk, and she covers him with a blanket. The two have been having marital problems, so when he wakes up and catches her in the act, he's a bit surprised. She points out that she's done it for him many times when he's fallen asleep while working. "Who did you think it was, the Blanket Fairy?"
* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': In "[[Recap/VoyagersS1E1Voyagers Voyagers]]" (the pilot), Jeffrey lies down on the rocks at Kitty Hawk, physically and emotionally worn out after the events of the day and telling Bogg the story of how his parents died. Bogg covers him with his coat.

* At the end of ''Theatre/JourneysEnd'' Stanhope tucks in Raleigh and ruffles his hair after [[spoiler: Raleigh is hit by a shell, paralysed and probably has minutes to live]].
* In ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera,'' the Phantom covers a fainted Christine with his cloak after Music of the Night.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', the first of two romantic scenes. ThereIsOnlyOneBed, so Cless and Mint look embarrassed at each other for a couple of seconds, and then Cless mumbles, "I-I'll sleep on the floor..." and practically runs away. A moment later, he's fast asleep, and Mint brings him a blanket and pillow.
* In the original ''VideoGame/TheSims'', if a parent and child have a high positive relationship, the parent will often perform the action "Tuck In," which consists of pushing in the sheets a little and kissing the child on the forehead. This action cannot be selected by the player and doesn't affect any stats--it's just there to be sweet.
* In ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', Mitsuru drapes her [[PrettyInMink white fur coat]] over her unconscious opponent in one of her win poses.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'': During the Act 3 mission briefing, Naomi covers Sunny with her hoodie after Sunny falls asleep at her computer.

* In ''Webcomic/DestroyerOfLight'', there is a scene where Persephone has fallen asleep, and her blanket lies on the floor. Her mother puts it over her again, and quietly sneaks out of the room.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** At the end of the Painted Black arc, Mr. Verres does this to both Tedd and Grace.
** Elliott to new "sister" Ellen [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=283 at the end]] of the "Sister" arc that introduced her.
* Banquo of ''Webcomic/GoodbyeChains'' covers a sleeping Colin with his coat after Colin takes a bullet for him (and after, of course, Banquo has treated said wound). Colin then tries to snuggle up against him.
-->'''Colin:''' looove you.\\
'''Banquo:''' ''[pushes him away]'' No way, no how.
* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification OC!Scotland]] from Manga/AxisPowersHetalia, despite what other fanworks had [[ViolentGlaswegian portrayed him as]], was [[http://www.zerochan.net/253551 quite]] [[http://www.zerochan.net/268771 gentle]] [[http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae93/Lady_Quintessa/Hetalia/dontcryigotyou.jpg?t=1288297915 with]] [[http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae93/Lady_Quintessa/Hetalia/11867494_p11.jpg?t=1288298225 a sleeping England.]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold When no one was around that is.]]
* When [[Webcomic/{{Sinfest}} the Devil]] goes on vacation, Lil' Evil holds a candlelight vigil and falls asleep by his booth. [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1470 Seymour brings him a blanket.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': Winston does this with Florence, who chose to sleep in his laundry basket. [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2700/fc02692.htm Happens between panels]].
* When Lydia falls asleep watching ''Film/TheExorcist'' with him in an early chapter of ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes'',[[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Betelgeuse]] picks her up and tucks her into her bed.
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil does this for Lalli in Chapter 8 [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=375 while he's sleeping in a chair]], with his own coat. Later, a tug-of-war happens when he tries to get it back.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E3LuckOTheDucks Luck 'O' the Ducks]]", Launchpad gets spooked by the creatures sent to scare the group away so the leprechauns won't have to grant Scrooge's wish. Although Scrooge dismisses it as a dream, he and [[NiceGirl Webby]] take time to pull the covers up over the shivering pilot.
* In the WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague episode [[Recap/{{JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream}} "Only a Dream"]], Flash returns from making coffee for [[PlatonicLifePartners Hawkgirl]] to find that she's fallen asleep. Instantly, he dashes away and returns with a blanket.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "My Fair Goalie", Perry the Platypus does this for an ill [[FriendlyEnemy Dr. Doofenshmirtz]], with a blanket [[{{Hammerspace}} pulled out of his fedora]].
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Tommy and Chuckie, normally the best of friends, get into a fight when Tommy stays over at Chuckie's house for the night. They fight over the blanket in their crib. Tommy wins, but Chuckie shivers in the cold. So Tommy gives in and shares the blanket with him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had Bart give Lisa a blanket when they were stranded in the woods. Said blanket was the flag Lisa made and Bart ruined. A bit of a subversion, as Lisa was still awake.
* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cartman's Incredible Gift" where, after being in a brief coma following him [[WhatAnIdiot jumping off the roof of his house]], Cartman wakes up with what looks like a beard on his face to represent the passage of time. The doctor orders to have his "face warmer" removed which, sure enough, just so happens to be the fake beard on his face. This happens again in the episode when [[spoiler:Kyle]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext does the same thing]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has Jack spending time in a cave with a [[NobleWolf noble]] [[WhiteWolvesAreSpecial white wolf]] as they recover from their wounds. During the night, he starts shivering from the cold, so the wolf curls itself around Jack to keep him and itself warm with its thick fur.