Sugar Wiki: Sweet Dreams Fuel

Chuck: I have so many questions. My mind wanders.
Ned: You need to feed it warm milk and a turkey sandwich, let it curl up in a sunny spot and take a nap.

This page is for entire works that manage to be Heartwarming Moment. When you post a work, just remember to explain what in it is heartwarming.

If a work has one Heartwarming Moment but is otherwise not particularly heartwarming, post it to that page. Sometimes related to the other kind of sweet dreams.

Highly recommended to drop by this page if you've been over at Nightmare Fuel and plan on sleeping, or at Tear Jerker and need to invite some positivity back into your brain.


Examples

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    Comic Books 
  • The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics is pure, unleaded Sweet Dreams Fuel from start to finish. Loaded with over 60 classic comics from a large variety of artists (some of whom were even Golden Age animators!) binded in a pseudo-classic book like fashion. The stories feature lovely artwork and stories handpicked by industry veterans like Art Spielgelmen (who you might know as the creator of the not-so-sweet dreams fuel ridden comic Maus)—stories that they feel are worthy enough to be read by the children of today.
  • There is also the Craig Yoe book The Golden Collection of Krazy Kool Klassic Kids' Komics, which also has a large variety of comics from many classic artists. The story selection isn't quite as impressive as the Toon Treasury book, but it's still a worthy addition to any classic comic enthusiasts collection, a fun read for any age, and just as loaded with sweet dreams fuel.
  • Nine Lives to Live: Felix the Cat note  is a wonderful compilation of Sunday Felix the Cat comic strips penned by his creator Otto Messmer. Rich in imagination and fantasy, Felix embarks on many escapades, loaded with fun sight gags, good characterization, all told with Otto's imaginative rubberhose art style—even his props are fun to look at! If you're a fan of Felix, this book is a must have!
  • Another excellent Felix collection is the Craig Yoe book Felix The Cat's Greatest Comic Book Tales, offering a selection of stories that are truly ideal for children—loaded with lovely illustrations, cute fantasy stories, funny gags, and great artwork from Otto Messmer, Joe Oriolo and even Jim Tyer. It's also much easier to get ahold of than the Nine Lives to Live book.
  • The Complete Milt Gross is yet another excellent collection from Craig Yoe, featuring a plethora of hilarious stories from one of the best comic artists of the 30's and 40's! The artwork is hilarious bizarre and full of energy, and Milt's slang and witty dialogue, as well as his funny cast of characters made this ideal for someone who wants a little more spice in their sweet dreams fuel.
  • Mickey and the Gang: Classic Stories in Verse is a truly excellent, LARGE book loaded with classic Disney comics, Good Housekeeping magazine poems represented with beautiful hand-painted illustrations, and is crammed to the bursting point with trivia and information on Classic Disney. Great to read to your kids before bed, and a true treat for any fan of Classic Disney.
  • E.C. Segar's Popeye anthologies are all excellent comics that have stood the passage of time. While his artwork is fairly crude, Segar created some of the most memorable characters in comic history, and his wit is as sharp as a razor. Even if you're already a fan of the Popeye cartoons, the original comics will only enhance your appreciation for the series even more.
  • Krazy Kat is a truly surreal, but sweet dreams fuel inducing series. Not much more to be said.
  • Pretty much any comic made by Winsor McCay will fall into this, but his legendary Little Nemo comics take the cake.
  • Calvin and Hobbes is pure sweet dreams fuel from start to finish, loaded with great artwork, truly imaginative stories, and some of the richest, funniest characters to ever grace the comics page.
  • Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane: This is the tonic to One More Day. Adorable, well-written, enjoyably fluffy, and barely wangsty at all despite being about a teenage girl in high school... a nice change from the ordinary comics fare.
  • Tiny Titans: Aw yeah, Tiny Titans! If you're depressed by the team's sky-high body count and the book's downward spiral, please check out this book. Who ever thought Trigon could be even remotely adorable?
  • Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade: Supergirl, her sort-of-evil clone and Lex Luthor's kid sister get into wacky hijinks. Just the thing if you're feeling stressed.
  • Scott Pilgrim: Once you get past everyone fighting and all the video game and music references the series is essentially a funny and sweet story about two people changing their shallow relationship habits so that they can work out together.
  • Enfants, c'est l'Hydragon qui passe. A tenderhearted story about a boy, his father, and a cool boat.
  • Every scene in The Sandman where Death shows up is this. Yes, even though she's Death.
  • Owly: An adorable comic involving a friendly owl and the animal friends he makes, relying on only visuals and word balloons with pictures in them to get its messages of friendship across.
  • Superman. Has there been a hero who's brought this much hope to people? He's a Messianic Archetype, The Paragon, The Cape, basically the ideal hero. He has the powers of a God but never once uses them to hurt or control people. Despite the fact he get's overshadowed by Batman lately. Superman has always been synonomous with Hope.
    • Greatest example of Superman's greatness? His scene talking down a jumper in All-Star Superman.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 Number 1 is the happiest comic ever written, just the image of the nicest person in the marvel universe alive and smiling is so universally radiant. The comic itself is about Peter Parker finding a new lease on life, fixing any damages that happened, and just being happy he's alive. If Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane is the tonic for One More Day, this issue is the tonic for Superior Spider-Man.

    Fan Works 
  • The Light in the Darkness is considered one of the most heartwarming tells in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fandom. Its pretty much distilled escence of the bonds of friendship between the Mane Cast from the series. It's gained the reputation for being Sweet Dreams Fuel enough to counteract the Nightmare Fuel present in Cupcakes.
  • Kalash93 gives us Songs Uncle Sings, a lighthearted, sweet short oneshot fic about how an uncle and a nephew bond and get to know each other through the power of music. It's all the more surprising that this little gem of feel-good innocence comes from a man whose works are not known for being the kind of thing you'd read to your children as bedtime stories.
    • While we're on the topic of pony fanfics, give How to Preen Your Chicken a shot. It brings the relationship between Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo to its peak in the sweetest way possible.
  • Also this, though it may actually creep/gross out some.
  • Wait wait wait, what?! No Blue Sky?! This thing is just brimming with Dream Fuel! Compare it to the ending of the game, and see just how sweet it is. It will fill your heart with feels, seriously. It even has its own page.
  • The Little Cherub series by Beautifulpurpleflame. The difficult parenthood of the Teen Titans.

    Films — Animated 
  • Up: Whilst admittedly opening with a heartbreaking intro, a little further in everything suddenly becomes so relaxing, nostalgic and whimsical.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: The characters are just adorable. The finale where Jack and Sally have their ending duet is a Heartwarming Moments and if that's not a high note for a movie to end on, then what is?
  • Pretty much any Pixar movie.
    • Ironic that Joss Whedon helped write the screenplay for one of them. (He has said that not one of his lines actually made it into the final film; his one real contribution is the character of Rex.)
    • Monsters, Inc. is literal Sweet Dreams Fuel, by the end.
    • May I direct you to this WONDERFUL tribute to Pixar, which is not only set to the song "Pure Imagination" (see below), but is perfectly edited to match the music and lyrics?
    • WALL•E. 'nuff said.
    • Finding Nemo: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."
  • The Land Before Time, typical of a Don Bluth film, has its tragic moments, but it balances it with some of the most beautiful portrayals of maternal and filial love ever shown on film. The soundtrack only makes it all the more heartwarming...
  • How to Train Your Dragon. Basically any scene with Toothless is this but especially the scene where he and Hiccup bond for the first time and definitely the ending.
  • The Disney Animated Canon feautures beautifully animated movies with sweeping soundtracks, loveable and relatable characters, and an idealistic, romantic viewpoint of the world. Examples include:
    • Tangled. Of note are the scenes where Rapunzel gets out of the tower for the first time, running about singing about how wonderful it is, and the festival where she drags in a bunch of complete strangers to dance with her.
      • Flynn/Eugene and Rapunzel's relationship is WAFF incarnate, especially with their duet "I See The Light", which is probably one of the most spectacularly beautiful sequences Disney has ever made. (As you can tell, I'm totally not a fangirl at all.)
      • The whole movie is a sweet dream, even with the appearances of Mother Gothel. It's a great, fun, heartwarming and cute little movie.
    • Frozen in spite of its title, will warm your heart. It will also make you cry. If Young-Anna and Young-Elsa playing doesn't give you the warm fuzzies, or you don't feel good about the sisters reconciling at the end, you probably have no soul.
    • Meet the Robinsons is the inspiration for my idealistic, if not realistic dream of the future. Blue skies and Ghibli Hills are awesome. Don't forget the house of the future.
    • Lilo & Stitch is about a little girl befriending an adorable yet mischievous alien and teaching it the meaning of family. In addition to the film's optimistic tone, nearly all the main characters are fun and quirky.Two of the minor villains are even redeemed.
    • The Emperor's New Groove. Cute, funny, and so uplifting you won't care if it doesn't make sense. It has a great feel to it and I DARE you to watch it and not like it.
    • Bambi brings in the concept of heartwarming birth, and The Lion King, which also uses such a concept, has the song "The Circle of Life", which can be very heartwarming.
    • The scene from Oliver & Company where Fagan reads to the dogs and they fall asleep. Plus the song "Good Company" will give you the fuzzies.
    • Lady and the Tramp had the tagline "...and now his HAPPIEST motion picture!" and it lives up to this so, so much. The dogs are cute (and rendered in the typically beautiful hand-drawn animation of old-school Disney). They face some peril and adversity, but the only antagonists are of the One-Scene Wonder variety and not the kind seen in other Disney movies. They eat spaghetti while the chef serenades them. And eventually they give birth to adorable puppies.
    • Excuse me, "may be for younger audiences"? Walt Disney himself said, "I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child innocence, although buried deeply it might be. In my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars."
    • Wreck-It Ralph, even with the appearances of Turbo and the King Candy Cy-Bug is still a heartwarming, funny, awesome, and wonderful animated movie with a massive emotional punch to it. It also has one of the most beautiful and memorable Like Brother and Sister relationships of all time, and the ending may probably cause tears of joy.
    • If you really want an example of this, please watch the (incredibly underrated) Disney film Bolt. In short, we get a beginning consisting of the main character as a puppy being adopted by Penny as an adorable little girl and Bolt going across the entire country with two other incredibly adorable animals in tow just because he loves his person so much, in the middle a montage of him doing adorable dog stuff as he gains his identity (all while they're bonding and a happy country/pop song is playing in the background), and at the end we get to see all the main characters happily living together in a Tastes Like Diabetes animation style and an incredibly sweet pop song. It is a testament to both Crowning Momentof Awesome and Crowning Momentof Heartwarming.
    • The Disney Fairies films themselves, Because Tinker Bell is cute and has Character Development unlike her Peter Pan counterpart and she also has five friends and a sister she didn't know she had, which also doubles as Major Sweet Dream Fuel.
    • If you get past the death scene and the whole "Baymax destroy" bit, Big Hero 6 is so sweet and cute. Bonus points goes to Honey Lemon, a girl who's so peppy and uplifting that she might possibility make all the Disney Princesses look so average and bland, and Baymax, the adorably chubby Gentle Giant robot you just want to hug. Balalala!
  • Ice Age, especially the first and the third.
  • The LEGO Movie.:
    • It makes tropers in their college age feel like a ten year old again, and it's probably one of the funniest and best animated movies ever made.
    • Uni-Kitty. She's a pink fluffy unicorn princess kitty filled with such sugary sweetness to make anyone smile.
  • Rise of the Guardians. Pitch Black aside, this movie really brings back the magic that was felt all around you as a kid, back when you believed in things like Santa Claus. Brilliant characters, music, a touching plot and FANTASTIC special effects, RotG has brought about a TON of fans/"believers" of all ages, despite not performing as well as other DreamWorks movies.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Speed Racer: While already the incarnation of pure awesomeness, the final lap of the Grand Prix crowns all other preceding moments of awesome. As well as the last two minutes and the dramatic reveal. If you aren't overcome with the urge to reach into the screen and give a specific character (avoiding spoilers here) a hug for their sacrifice for their loved ones, then you just may not have a soul.
  • Vanilla Sky is one long pop culture love letter, all about the sweet and sour of life. Without the sour, the sweet wouldn't be as sweet. If you've seen the movie, you get it.
  • The Back to the Future trilogy. Even though time travel can be pretty terrifying and tearjerking from time to time, it still proves that you can shape your own destiny. Plus it is filled to the brim with multiple levels of nostalgia-fueled goodness. It is the Trope Namer for The Power of Love.
  • Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. I, for one, boycott each, every and all Christmas movies ever (sugar-iced, honey-coated, syrupy pieces of cheap tacky feelgood...) And that one manages to make me cry four to five times every time I watch it.
    • For example: Death himself, in the role of the Hogfather (Discworld's version of Santa), saving The Little Matchgirl.
  • Alfonso Cuaron's A Little Princess, HEART Jerking not withstanding.
  • Miracle On34th Street.
  • While the older version was good, the new Hairspray is pure Sweet Dreams Fuel, from the joyous dance numbers, to its giddy optimism.
  • Try, just try, to watch Sigur Rós' homecoming-tour documentary Heima without wanting to move to Iceland and just bask in a sea of etheral post-rock, cable-knit sweaters, and geological anomaly forever.
  • The end of It's a Wonderful Life looks cheesy and cliche if taken out of context, but taken with the rest of the film it makes excellent Christmas-flavored sweet dreams fuel. Many people owe their holiday warm fuzzies entirely to director Frank Capra.
  • Amélie, a beautiful little film that is essentially one big Heartwarming Moment that helps to restore faith that people aren't all that bad...
  • Invoked Trope in The Sound of Music, used (in the film version) as a counter against a terrifying thunderstorm: Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens! Bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens!
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Almost literally, "Pure Imagination".
  • Singin' in the Rain. Quite possibly the greatest feel-good movie ever made.
  • Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky: Poppy's cheerfulness really rubs off on you. Unless you can't stand quirky happy people who joke a lot :D.
  • The Magicians Hat: Try doing a youtube search for "Thistle sings" - the song, the voice and the imagery is truly sweet (and has considerably fewer gawky forest creatures than its prequel). But the Heartwarming Moment comes at the end when the aforementioned Magician defeats the film's bad guy but in the process ends up being another victim of said bad guy's freezing curse (and due to the timing is not freed by the curser's death) and Fairy Queen, who has come to reciprocate his affection is able to remove the curse with her tears
  • The Muppet Movie: Life is like a movie, write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending...
    • Maybe it's just me, but for my entire life, any time I hear "The Rainbow Connection" my heart smiles.
      • Definitely not just you.
  • Guest from the Future, a children's Sci-Fi classic from 1980s Russia. The characters—both kids and grownups—are all likeable, especially Alisa, the future girl herself. She made a new generation interested in science and the future, and the actress, Natalia Guseva, became a scientist herself. And the theme music is always worth a listen if you want to feel good.
  • You Never Dreamed is also very adorable, and lets you know that no matter how hard it may seem today, love always works out in the end.
  • While Transformers is filled with Nightmare Fuel courtesy of the Decepticons, it also has the BGM Arrival to Earth. Why is it here? Because it's the theme of the Autobots when they, well, arrive on earth. it's majestic and fits the tone of alien robot guardians coming from the stars to save us better than anything else in the film, and accompanies what may just be the best sequence in any Michael Bay film.
  • While they are widely known for their dark and cynical films, a few of The Coen Brothers films may qualify, namely Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, mostly for their sheer insanity and optimism, even if they do involve baby kidnapping, people jumping out of buildings, and breaking out of jail, respectively. Also, watching The Big Lebowski can put you in a good mood, and even Fargo, one of their darkest films, can be sort of heartwarming.
  • The Wizard of Oz is a beautiful family movie, a great fantasy movie and a classic loved by millions of people around the world. Ignore all the hanging Munchkin stories (it has been confirmed to be a crane), reassure yourself that the Flying Monkeys are just actors in rather weird costumes, and sit back and watch your nightmares melt away with the songs, funny moments and the incredible acting.
  • To get rid of the Nightmare Fuel some more, recover from reading Creepypastas or outright destroy the Nightmare Fuel in your head completely, just try watching any of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp movies, and of course, Laurel and Hardy's movies. You'll be laughing in no time, and perhaps in your dreams as well.
    • Add Buster Keaton to that list. He'll remain stone-faced but you'll be hard pressed not to laugh.
    • Anything by the Marx Brothers, really, but especially Duck Soup. These are my spies, anyone?
  • Mary Poppins. A spoonful of sugar really helps those nightmares go down.
  • The Muppets. That. Is. All.
  • When it's not making you cheer or making you laugh your ass off, pretty much all of Guardians of the Galaxy is this. What else do you call an adventurous band of True Companions jetting around the universe to a mix-tape of '70s pop hits? Or a friendly walking tree who gives flowers to children and conjures fireflies from his fingers? Or a baby potted plant dancing to the Jackson 5?
  • A Mighty Wind, with its colorful characters, incredible music (one of its songs was nominated for an Oscar!!) and all-around optimism.
  • Despite being really silly and dumb, Space Jam is a Guilty Pleasure to many. It's hard not to smile at Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes playing basketball together. Not to mention that theme song...

    Literature 
  • Dragon Bones: Where the novel isn't Nightmare Fuel or Tear Jerker, it is this. There is a horribly mistreated stallion - who, after his horrible owner dies, gets to be taken care of by a nice, gentle young man, who introduces him to a nice mare. There is a mute girl ... who is under the protection of the local friendly ghost. Said friendly ghost is an immortal slave, magically bound to serve whoever the rightful owner of the castle is at the moment... but worry not, he has recently been inherited by a kind young man who feels very protective towards him. Ward, who is the young man in all those above examples, has a protection instinct towards anyone and everything that's smaller and weaker than him, and as he's a giant of a man, that's a lot of people. And animals. And supernatural creatures. Most fanfics concentrate on the heartwarming aspects of the work, making them pure Sweet Dreams Fuel.
  • Spring Heeled Jack, a half-graphic, half-novel about Victorian London's Batman as he rescues scruffy orphans with trinkets and takes on Mack the Knife himself, wittily and with great aplomb. When Philip Pullman does sweet, he does sweet. Makes you totally forget the real life Spring Heeled Jack was a terrifying rapacious abomination of Hell!
  • Lloyd Alexander's The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. Wise without being smarmy. Fun without being sugary. Harrowing without being Nightmare Fuel.
    • The cangue wasn't Nightmare Fuel? Or Li Kwang's adventure? Or the thirsty sword? But the paintbrush, kite and flute made up for a lot of it.
    • On the subject of Lloyd Alexander, The Arkadians does it for me. Retellings of myths? A truly happy ending? Rainbows? Can it get any better?
    • Arguably also The Cat Who Wished to be a Man. It's a very innocent outlook on humanity, and while some of it is depressing and frightening, there are enough genuinly witty or sweet moments to make it worth it.
  • 14,000 things to be happy about by Barbara Ann Kipper. It's exactly what it says on the cover.
  • Audiobooks of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. A kind, grandfatherly voice narrating the adventures of the scatterbrained Pooh and his friends... I'm horribly cynical at best, but these audiobooks have never failed to put a smile on my face. The animated adaptations are good as well, but nothing beats the original stories.
    • Even just reading the books aloud is wonderful! Nothing is as adorable as reading about Pooh describing the lunch he packed while a series of little pictures show him packing said lunch.
  • Paddington Bear. You will never look at marmalade without a nostalgic smile ever again. Kind of like when you open a jar a Play-Doh.
  • Pretty much anything by Diana Wynne Jones can qualify as this. Slice of Life stories of friendship, romance and teamwork made interesting with magic!
  • Though you might wanna avoid, um I don't know, Hexwood, Charmed Life, The Time of the Ghost, The Homeward Bounders, Dogsbody, Eight Days of Luke... They are totally amazing books, just not exactly what you'd call cheerful. Actually I can't think of any book by her that's completely free of nightmare fuel, and I've read all but two. Still, that's what makes her awesome. You read about not nice things happening to nice people and end up with a warm fluffy feeling when it all works out. Only, like in a few of the titles above, sometimes it doesn't.
  • The entirety of Bridge of Birds, especially the ending.
  • Terrence Real's books (which sort of straddle the divide between Literature and Real Life) are made of Sweet Dreams Fuel. This editor is particularly reminded of a retelling of "Echo and Narcissus" in How Can I Get Through to You?
  • Oddly enough, Melina Marchetta's On the Jellicoe Road, despite being a pretty much non-stop Tear Jerker (or maybe because of?) has this by the bucketload.
  • Brian Floca's Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. Yes, it's a picture book for little kids, but out of ALL the books that came out for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, this one captured the beauty and wonder the best. ESPECIALLY the last picture, with the family running outside to play with the little toy rocket and the moon in the background.
  • The Secret Garden: A tale about the The Power of Friendship and the magic of nature. Its just great to see Mary and Colin enjoy life more and more each day with Dickon's help.
  • Dinotopia. Especially the very first one. A utopia of poets, writers, artists, and scientists? With friendly dinosaurs? Brilliantly illustrated? Oh yes.
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is like a happy, magical fairytale for grownups. Its whimsy and wonder are childlike without completely distancing oneself from adulthood.
  • So Long And Thanks For All The Fish. We've followed Arthur Dent through so very much, from his house (and subsequently his planet) being demolished, going insane, and being given more reasons to say "So this is it. We're going to die" than any man should have in his lifetime. And in a few months, he recovers his planet (and subsequently his home) and finds true love with someone so right for him that she even makes the idea of leaving Earth once more bearable. It's remarkably sweet and somehow feels right to the point where the narrator can concede the point without losing the wit or the trademark simile-ing everything to death.
  • Connie Willis's Bellwether and To Say Nothing of the Dog. Particularly the second - all her trademark screwball-comedy dialogue, a charming homage to Victorian and Edwardian literature, and even in the darker bits, there's a sense that everything will turn out OK. Also, fluffy kittens.
  • P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories. They're just so innocent and silly that it's impossible not to smile through the whole thing.
    • Pretty much everything by Wodehouse, really.
  • Go break out the stash of books you read as a kid. Read one of your old Junie B. Jones books. You're welcome.
  • Doctor Dolittle. A man who does what he loves (talking to and helping animals) without caring about what other people think or how much money he earns doing so. His pets are all completely endearing, from Dab Dab the housekeeper to the parrot who first teaches Dolittle the animal's language. Turns to Tear Jerker when you realise the original form books have been out of print for 40 years.
  • The Little Prince. "You only see well with your heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes". Brings me to happy tears even as I write this.
  • As mentioned in the Films section, Death from Discworld is absolutely adorable — he doesn't quite understand humans, but he finds them extremely fascinating, and, in the end, he really cares about people, working hard to protect them from the Auditors.
    • Pretty much everything by Terry Pratchett can fall into this category, but ESPECIALLY his books for kids. Oh, and the final paragraph of 'Good Omens' (co-authored with Neil Gaiman).
  • Winnie-the-Pooh-AA Milne's stories are extremely heartwarming and funny, and reading one of the books will make you feel like a child again. And it comes with some inspiring wisdom too.
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, if read with the original illustrations, has plenty of funny moments and the pictures are beautiful to look at.
  • The Silver Key. Yes, even HP Lovecraft can induce this. Mainly due to this story's lack of eldritch abominations, or the fact that it's a story about a man finally being able to physically go to the world of his dreams, and become a kid again. No Outer Gods or Great Old Ones to lure him into a trap, just straightforward re-entering your dreams. It seems against every other thing the man wrote, which is why it's sweet dreams fuel.
  • The Milly Molly Mandy stories.
  • Just about anything by Edward Lear, the Victorian author and artist famous for his nonsense poetry. His greatest hits include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Jumblies and The Quangle Wangle's Hat, as well as the wealth of limericks he wrote, which continue to entertain to this day.
  • Millions of people around the world will agree that, on the whole, The Lord of the Rings is not only a beautiful High Fantasy epic packed to the brim with amazing, 3D characters and plenty of awesomeness and badassery, but quite possibly the greatest form of escapism you can get. Just open The Fellowship Of The Ring and immediately you'll be partying with Bilbo, fighting the Nazgul with Aragorn, defeating the Balrog with Gandalf, chilling out with Legolas and Gimli, accompanying Frodo and Sam to Mordor and dancing with Tom Bombadil.
  • Pick any book made by Rosemary Wells, such as the Max and Ruby series, Voyage To The Bunny Planet, Timothy Goes to School, and the Yoko series. It will make you smile with it's cute illustrations.

    New Media 
  • The whole idea of The Daily Squee. Baby animals with bells on!
  • This Youtube channel dedicated to the uploader's cat.
  • PresentCatand CakeDogg Everything about it is positively adorable.
  • Gives Me Hope- FML for optimists.
  • Where the Hell is Matt? This man goes all over the world and gets people to dance. Nothing more, nothing less. They just... dance.
    • Mind you this includes places like Kabul, Iraq, Bratislava, various African countries and other places which are more accustomed to see a Westerner, especially American in Humvee and with rifle, than with video camera doing stupid, if adorable, dance.
  • Smosh especially Lunchtime with Smosh and the vlogs on Ian is bored, where the guys just have fun and let out their adorkableness.
  • This may be hard to believe, but not all of the articles the SCP Foundation has is frightening or bizarre, some are actually... pleasant.
    • SCP-131, a pair of adorable little teardrop-shaped creatures that act like little puppy dogs.
    • SCP-999, a little blob that loves all living creatures, in which it induces instant euphoria when they touch it, and enjoys tickling people.
    • Cassy, an animate drawing of a chipper and kindly young woman who the Foundation adores.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • Reading just one panel of Calvin and Hobbes.
    "It's a magical world, Hobbes ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!"
    • Yes. C and H is awesome.
    • Hey, waitaminute. C and H is a sugar company. Coincidence?
    • The quote's a bit of a Tear Jerker, considering the strip it comes from is the very last C and H strip. Every other comic of its ten year run is made of cute.
  • Frazz is one of the cleverest strips being published today, and frequently gives the warm fuzzies besides!
  • Cul de Sac. Take Lucky Star, remove the Moe, make everyone grade schoolers, and watch yourself become all giddy as you read it.

    Radio 
  • The Ku Klux Klan was listed in the now-removed Real Life section of the Nightmare Fuel pages, and quite rightly. But the method of their defeat, the complete changing of their image from a distasteful but marginally tolerable part of the American social fabric to a collection of hate-filled idiots, is most definitely this: Superman took them on, and won. No joke. For the serial "Clan of the Fiery Cross," one of the writers of the Adventures of Superman radio serial infiltrated a "klavern," as the Klan called their chapters, and loaded the script with every last possible bit of genuine Klan slang, methodology and doctrine. The Klan leadership was so panicked they even tried to get the serial cancelled by organizing a boycott of Kellogg's products in Atlanta. It didn't work.
  • Michael Fassbender reading "Dracula" from BBC's "Book at bedtime" radio series. It's a scary story, but he makes it feel like a bedtime story. Very soothing to listen to at night.
  • Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, reimagined as a radio play, starring James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch. Sweet dreams, tropers.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. There's just something utterly delightful about a group of men in their sixties and seventies cracking silly (and often subtly dirty) jokes. On top of that, it's been running since 1972, with a lot of the original cast remaining.
  • The Joy Boys, for much of the same reasons as I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Two dorky university students cracking jokes and performing comedy bits. They are Willard Scott (see Live Action TV) and blind radio personality Ed Walker.

    Theater 
  • Almost all of Shakespeare's comedies have at least a little of this in the final scene. Typically, there are Weddings for Everyone. A Midsummer Night's Dream ends with the promise of eternal love for all the couples, because the fairies are protecting them and will protect their children—plus, the laborers have put on their play, and everyone's going to continue partying, day in and day out, for the next two weeks.
  • Almost, Maine when it isn't being a Tear Jerker.
  • War Horse, because SERIOUSLY.
  • The Five Dragon Daughter - the allegory of Christ redeeming you in the form of a musical, dance filled, epic adventure, with a questing prince in a mythical Chinese-esque kingdom. The story turns out with all set right, and the original music is fantastic.
  • "No One Is Alone" from Into the Woods.
  • "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera
  • "Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music in universe, and out.

    Web Comics 
  • Question Duck, a Web Comic, is about a boy and his duck that goes around the world as Question Duck asks questions. General duck adorableness plus Scenery Porn just makes me squee whenever I see a new update.
  • Count Your Sheep. A webcomic about a young girl, her widowed mother, and the imaginary friend they share that helps out in the event of insomnia. Both funny and cute.
  • City of Reality, starts out in a world made entirely of good and friendly people.
  • My Cardboard Life, a Slice of Life comic about people made from materials such as cardboard, paper, and tin foil (et cetera) is consistently adorable without being sappy or Tasting Like Diabetes. The character designs are cute, the puns are surprisingly funny, and the art is quite awesome.
  • A Moment of Peace, despite its After the End setting, is one huge lump of this trope.
  • My Milk Toof. A web photocomic about two baby teeth going on adorable, kid-friendly adventures.
  • Rain, especially for anyone questioning their gender identity or orientation. The characters are adorable, the writing is good and it's got plenty of references for your inner geek.
  • Tripping Over You, with its perfect mix of sweet and funny moments.
  • Zoophobia, a highly underrated webcomic that, even when incorporating some intense or terrifying moments, combines Slice of Life with some good laughs and pure sweetness, with a cast of adorable, lovable characters, a bright color palette, and a wonderfully beautiful art style. It also holds the distinction of being one of few works where even the Anti Christ is a character you want to snuggle with.

    Web Original 
  • An Invocation for Beginnings If you're ever in a rut, a classy reminder of the things you still can do, no matter what.
  • Cute Explosion.
  • The Colour My Series. Even the Nightmare Fuel 3rd one has a sweet ending, compounded if you find the secret note. ^^
  • Go to any image-sharing site and search "kiss_chart" or "kiss chart". Either adorableness and/or eroge ensue.
  • Any Touhou fanart drawn by Eijima Moko.
  • Everyday Cute. Just...Everyday Cute!
  • Anything from Team Starkid. They're just a bunch of kids in college goofing around and being ridiculous, but they're all friends and it's so clear that they love what they're doing. Not to mention that for all the ridiculousness, all of their plays have this heart to them deep down. Couple that with all the amazingly talented actors and writers they've got with them, as well as the awesomely catchy music and the insanely quotable humor, and you've got something totally awesome.
  • The story Love. Being on a site dedicated to creepy stories just helps.
    • Similarly, Sim Albert, where a ghost haunting The Sims 3 uses the game as a second chance at life, and is granted it by the player who is genuinely moved at the sad state he's in.
  • Cracked presents: 6 True Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity.
  • Smooth McGroove. Awesome one man a cappella renditions of classic video game themes plus one truly epic beard, plus one adorable kitty cat = instant smiles.
  • Everybody! Everybody! Seriously, Homestar and company continue to be the best.
  • There's a lot of Nightmare Fuel in AJCO, especially during the Silo arc (in which all the characters are forced into a State bunker after nuclear warheads are sent at Pi-TEC). But in the midst of it, Egg - who is nearing the Despair Event Horizon following all of the horrors she's been exposed to - and a scared and lonely Kube comfort one another with sympathetic hugs and reassuring declarations of their intent to survive. It doesn't take them long to fall in love.
  • RWBY credits track "Gold," a bubbly tune about being a protective, comforting, and overall positive influence on somebody's life.
    Don't you worry about the dark / I will light up the night / With the love in my heart / I will burn like the sun / I will keep you safe and warm...
    • And "Wings", which plays over the end credits of episode 16.
    Dry your eyes now, baby / Broken wings won't hold you down / You'll take flight soon, baby / You'll be lifted up / And you'll be there...
    • Let's not forget All Our Days, a song about a girl pledging to do anything to keep her little sister safe, while also looking up to her as the years go by.
  • How about "Auto Tuned Mr. Rogers "The Garden of Your Mind"" Also doubles as Crowning Moment of Heartwarming for anybody who grew up with Mr.Fred Rogers
  • Kona the Love Sponge is a Facebook page about a certified therapy dog and his adventures, including ones with his siblings.
  • Welcome to Night Vale. The universe is a cold, uncaring place, and you may be killed by things you don't even understand. But within this world, there is not telling how beautiful you can become. Remember, nothing is perfect. They become perfect when you learn to accept them for what they are.

    This Wiki 
  • This page is like a nest for these things.
  • Trying reading all of the Heartwarming Moments pages. And then the Tear Jerker pages.
    • This page, too! Try reading through the Heartwarming Moments page and then this one and then not feeling like you're on top of the world.
    • Seconded. Just reading all the examples brings up so many happy memories (of the examples you've experienced personally) and so much hope and curiosity about the ones you haven't.
    • Read all the Moment of Awesome pages too,
  • The You Are Not Alone trope page is a little overemotional at times, but mostly it's just very genuinely encouraging.
  • Ditto for the You Are Better Than You Think You Are page.
  • Just discovering this wiki is a heartwarming moment for some. It's clear from the very first page one reads that this is where stories go to be celebrated.
  • The 'And the Fandom Rejoiced,' pages. Did you think you were the only one who cared about (insert obscure work here)? Of course not.
  • The page image of Strawberry Shorthand. Just look at that tortoise ^_^ And the caption is just perfect.
  • Sugar Wiki, of course! It just gives off a feel of joy on every page.

    Other 
  • Cute Overload. To the point where I consider it very very cheap therapy. It's hard to have a bad day when there's a website devoted to cute.
  • BBC Radio nightly Shipping Forecast. No, really. There's a beautiful orchestral arrangement called "Sailing By" played in between the preceeding programme and the actual forecast (as a buffer, both to allow sailors to easily tune into the station and to fill time before the shipping forecast starts at 00:48hrs precisely), which is Sweet Dreams Fuel alone. Then there's the forecast itself, whereby the weather report for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles is read calmly at dictation speed. The whimsical names of the sea areas, the news of rough conditions at sea while listeners are safely at home and the hypnotic pace of the forecast make the programme popular beyond those solely interested in nautical weather. It's a Great British institution, and it aids a restful sleep.
  • It Made My Day, Gives Me Hope and Love Gives Me Hope, three websites with the goal of recording little moments of joy.
  • The recent Travel Nevada ads. Beautiful footage plus a great song never fails to make me smile. In fact, it's the only ad on YouTube I don't mind watching. An example can be found here.
  • Bogleech. Yes, seriously. It's a site made by someone who absolutely LOVES all the creepy crawly, wiggly icky, creatures in the world. What does this mean, and why is it Sweet Dreams Fuel? Because it shows that, no matter how many people may dislike something (or someone) for not being aesthetically pleasing, there are some people out there who thinks that it/him/her is great. The whole idea of the site is just unbelievably sweet if you view it from this perspective. And educational too! ...But then, if you happen to scare easily, you may want to view the site during the day, find the aesop by sunset, and then go to sleep with that happy thought in your mind.
  • Any Disney Theme Park, particularly because of attractions like Soarin', Philarmagic, Muppet*Vision 3D or the like. Hey, they don't call it the "happiest place on Earth" for nothing, even the sight of the Castle and meeting your favorite characters (Mickey, Minnie, Pooh, Tigger, Tinker Bell, Periwinkle, Rosetta, Iridessa, Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Rapunzel, etc.) can make you feel emotional.
  • This video for the Ringtone Tiger Boo. Also counts as an Ear Worm.
  • Ted Talks. There's something about people talking about technology and how great the future will be that makes me feel�happy.
  • Pick up a copy of the audiobook version of Clockwork Angels, a novel based off the album by Rush. The audiobook is read by Neil Peart, Rush's drummer and lyricist, and while he isn't exactly the greatest actor in the world, his voice is deep and booming and soothing and kind of has a "grandfather-telling-you-a-bedtime-story" quality to it, even if the plot of the novel (set in a dystopian steampunk universe) doesn't necessarily constitute itself to a bedtime story. Neil's voice is just so sonorous and relaxing.
  • This HBO special from 1999, full of sweetly sung lullabies and animated children's stories. Nostalgia+Cute kids musing on dreams=Pure sweetness.

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Sugar Wiki Sweet Dreams Fuel