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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.


Examples

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  • Pretty much all of Tonari no Seki-kun. Watch and/or read it. And it will make you smile.
  • A lot of the works of Osamu Tezuka are full of Sweet Dreams Fuel, especially Astro Boy and Unico. However, his work tends to have just as much of the other side as well.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!. Any moment that shows Evangeline isn't really as evil as she wants people to think, and any of the goofing-off arcs (especially the Summer arc right after Mahorafest).
    • Chachamaru's pactio. The way Negi tells her to believe (in him who believes in her) and then practically shouts at whoever oversees the pactios "Who the hell do you think I am?!", followed by Chachamaru looking at the card like her newborn daughter.
  • Binchou-tan is capable of awakening warm fuzzy feelings on anyone, through its unspeakably cute characters and Ghibli Hills.
  • Chi's Sweet Home. Can't really get more specific than that; she's such a cute KITTY! :3
    • Not to mention the lovely, simplistic watercolour artstyle.
  • The Lite opening to Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!! is quite calming.
  • Azumanga Daioh, even though Sakaki keeps on being bitten by cats. It's a bit weird when you know what would happen if someone actually got bitten by a cat, though.
    • It only makes the moments with Maya all the sweeter.
    • The part where Kaorin does the folk dance with Sakaki. It's the perfect mix between funny and adorable.
    • The entire Chiyo-chan in a penguin sequence. Sure she is abused a little bit, but she is so incredibly adorable.
      • Chiyo-chan in general. Take the scene where Sakaki first meets Tadakichi-san: she comments that Chiyo could ride on his back, as she's just about the right size to do so. Turns out, she's already done so, and it's adorable.
    • Any scene with Osaka in it. Yes, even the creepier ones. If you think she isn't adorable, you're either lying or you haven't seen enough of her personality yet.
      • "Do you like Taiyaki pastries, Chiyo-chan?"
  • Also, Yotsuba&!!.
    • A single chapter, any chapter, in the evening is enough to make the day better. The publication of a new chapter makes my week.
    • The recent chapters involving Yotsuba and her first teddy-bear, Duralumin, have caused particularly soppy grins at times.
  • Arashi No Yoru Ni. A film about the beautiful friendship between a goat and wolf and their journey to Earn Their Happy Ending. Always gives me sweet dreams and the scenery is absolutely mind-blowing!
  • Pokémon: A heart so true...our courage will pull us through! You'll teach me and I'll teach you...
  • Cardcaptor Sakura. Both the manga and anime just make me feel so gooey inside. Even the commanding imperiousness of Yue the Judge, the silver moon spirit that took almost sadistic satisfaction in making hell for Sakura and Syaoran, is lost in the face of him being just so damn sugary sparkly pretty.
  • Hayate the Combat Butler. For such an insane widget series, it has a lot of drama, heartwarming moments and almost all the characters, even the most flawed ones are likable (well, except Hayate's parents) and everyone has so much chemistry between each other. Any scene between Hinagiku and Hayate is bound to leave anyone feeling good and willing to do the same acts of love towards their loved ones that Hayate and Hinagiku do for each other.
  • Stellvia of the Universe. It's basically Azumanga Daioh in space, with awesome spaceship scenes and not one, but TWO instances of all humanity uniting to save the solar system.
  • Slayers. It's light, funny, heartwarming, and still manages to be engaging. After the first story arc, I wanted to live in that world. ^_^
  • Kannazuki no Miko is so dreamy and Chikane-chan is so cute, I want to be Himeko. No, I'm not being sarcastic. This is Sugar Wiki, after all.
  • Binbou Shimai Monogatari, Kyou and Asu's relationship is just so sweet and heartwarming. Especially, in the (much longer) manga which among other things includes a happy version of "The Little Match Girl" with them as the title character. Kinko and Ginko's relationship is almost as sweet. Also, deep down everyone is is a nice person. Yes, even their father.
  • Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, a slice-of-life series composed of lovely and heartwarming moments, set After the End. Not even kidding.
  • Girl Friends! The Gayngst and Will They or Won't They? may be agonizing at times, but that only makes every little moment Mari and Akko have together sweeter.
  • Although Mushishi has its moments of Nightmare Fuel, its overall effect is incredibly relaxing, especially Travis Willingham's dub work as Ginko.
  • Ditto for Dennou Coil - it's basically My Neighbor Totoro with computers.
  • The ending of Pretear. Everyone lives happily ever after. The villain is not defeated, but redeemed, and even she gets to live happily ever after with the man who loved her enough to die for her.
  • Natsume Yuujinchou has a lot of this too, being basically Mushishi with even more heart-warming... And Tear Jerkers too, but that just makes the fuzzy all the fuzzier.
  • When Ouran High School Host Club isn't making you laugh from the sheer ridiculousness of its melodramatic comedy, it's warming your icy heart by devoting episodes to reuniting couples torn apart by circumstance or showing just how much the other hosts actually care about Haruhi at the end of the day.
  • K-On!: On the surface it's supposed to be about a small, four-girl (later five) high school music club...until you get to the cake. After that it's just a wild ride of Beach Episodes, Yui being The Ditz, and other activities...with maybe a bit of music for good measure.
  • Studio Ghibli: Any of the Studio Ghibli films aimed at children are this. (disclaimer)  Just make sure you stay away from NightmareFuel/HayaoMiyazaki unless you want them potentially Ruined Forever.
    • My Neighbor Totoro, a Slice of Life movie about a loving family consisting of two young sisters, an attentive father, and a mother who is sick in the hospital (but getting better). And the furry, friendly supernatural critters the girls befriend.
    • Kiki's Delivery Service. An adorable young witch in a wonderful coming-of-age story, three loving mother characters, a surprising and beautiful change of pace when Kiki spends the night with Ursula, Scenery Porn worthy of the Louvre, and a heroic rescue at the end. And a cat romance. The whole movie is like the cup of hot coffee/chocolate Osono gives Kiki when they meet.
    • Whisper of the Heart. A sweet slice-of-life romance between two young people. The "Country Roads" scene in the violin shop is enough to make even a hardened macho dude sniff.
    • Ditto its quasi-sequel The Cat Returns - yes, there are some tense moments, but all in all the fantastical nature of the story, the beautiful visuals, and the wonderful Ear Worm ending song combine to make you just feel *happy* after watching it.
    • The Castle of Cagliostro. A fun, exciting, feel-good adventure film that is often a gateway movie for the Lupin III franchise as a whole.
  • Shinryaku! Ika Musume has the title Ika Musume (squid-girl) planing to invade the world, because humans pollute the ocean. Though she might not have been successful with that, the show has invaded your heart. And also causes Awesomeness Withdrawal because it's that awesome.
  • Despite the characters living in something of a nasty, dangerous world, what makes One Piece good is that it's still full of Sweet Dreams Fuel of all kinds. It's loaded with hilarious and positively warm and fuzzy scenes. And you always come out of reading it feeling NO ONE is alone, and that your true friends will care about, protect, and stay by your side no matter what, and that miracles happen and nothing is really impossible.
    • You will have trouble finding something more awesome and uplifting than Luffy beating the ever-loving snot out of Arlong and ending the battle by breaking his base in half with one kick. * sniff* So awesome...
    • The Water 7/ Enie's Lobby arc. Even though it has a lot of depressing parts, it also has the appearance of Sogeking, Luffy going 'LEEE-ROOOOOOOOOOOOOY JENKINS!' on Enie's Lobby and declaring war on the World Government to prove he won't abandon one of his crew. This one cheered. One Piece is very good at taking all the depressing moments and turning them into Moments of Awesome.
    • At one point in the story the straw hats travel to a world in the sky where nearly everything is made of clouds. Those cloud beds are probably literal sweet dream fuel.
  • Macross7, a lot of it, but especially the scene in Episode 37 when it's revealed that "the Sign of Peace" that a door locked with a riddle requires in the Protoculture ruins is a half-breed, someone born of two parents from two different races. That's when you realize in full force that humanity was nearly annhiliated by the Zentradi, a race of giants that knew only war and destruction, just a few years ago, and they were literally LOVED INTO SUBMISSION... and that it's all happening again, with what what was thought to be a soul-devouring Eldritch Horror about to be saved by The Power of Rock. All to the notes of the incredibly aptly-named Power to the Dream.
  • Sket Dance. The friendships. The endless and unique humor. The adorable characters. The endlessly cute and heartwarming relationship between Bossun and Himeko. This manga WILL make your day better.
  • Haibane Renmei. There's something about Rakka waking up and seeing everyone else just smiling at her.
  • Ichigo Mashimaro. The two sisters, the weird neighbor, the innocent girl and the British girl who can't speak English. There's a laugh in almost every scene with this group.
  • Fruits Basket is a great thing to watch marathon-style while in the depths of depression. It's basically a giant Hurt/Comfort Fic. The manga is better story-wise (and, you know, complete), but the anime is better spiritual ice cream binge material.
    • For that matter, what about the ending of the manga, after Tohru and Kyo hook up? Folks pair up with the people they've been in love with, the Zodiac curse is broken so they can show affection, we see that Kyoko was reunited with her husband in the afterlife, Akito is able to move on, and Tohru and Kyo end up Happily Married.
  • Manabi Straight. Seeing everyone work together to make the school festival a reality is just so heartwarming.
  • The Read or Dream manga is very much a Lighter and Softer version of Read or Die focusing on the everyday life of the Paper Sisters, three characters who interact excellently and very obviously care a lot about eachother. As a result the series consists entirely of this. The same goes for large parts of ROD the TV.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Some series just make you feel better to be alive.
    • Nia. She's one of the only Moe Moe characters whodoesn't invoke revlusion from hardcore Mecha fanboys, partly because she's in one of the greatest recent mecha series, and partly because she's just too cute and sympathetic to hate. She gets even cuter in the dub, where Starfire voices her.
      • Most of the protagonists are like this. Even Leeron. Especially Leeron.
  • Pretty much any Girls Love manga by Miyabi Fujieda: Ameiro Kouchakan Kandan, Iono the Fanatics, The Miko's Words and the Witch's Incantations... Warmth and fuzziness are guaranteed.
  • Bunny Drop is like a more low-key Yotsuba&!, complete with requisite Heartwarming Moment per chapter.
  • Together With Master, a one-shot shoujo-ai Manga that has a lot of sweetness to it without being Diabetic. The twist in the ending helps take the edge off some of that sweetness.
  • FLCL. It's like Mind Rape, but in the opposite direction—your brain is just as broken, and you're just as confused, but you feel good. Not really sure why, though.
  • Eureka 7, without a doubt. The Power of Love is practically the show's central theme, after all.
    • But watch out for grains of Nightmare Fuel, such as the arm in Episode 20, Charles dying, Eureka getting petrified, Eureka pre-evolution, Hap sitting on the toilet naked, Coralians, typeZERO's rolling eyes, Anemone eating jam... Yeah, just be careful with it, ok?
  • The Power of Love and The Power of Friendship are central themes in Sailor Moon; when they're not fighting monsters, they're just teen girls hanging out, and some funny moments and sweet scenes of conversations between the girls are Sweet Dreams Fuel. Its humor is a good thing for it, and then sometimes Off Model-wacky art style adds to its charm to some.
  • Anytime a Code Geass character does anything genuinely sweet or romantic. Also, anytime Lelouch actually smiles for real (and any fanart that shows him doing so counts as well). And, any (non-violent) scene of any character(s) as a child/children!
  • Windy Tales. A few kids learn how to control the wind, and have fun playing with it together. Cats can fly. Girls can float. The bond between friends is nigh-unbreakable. Soft, relaxing music. A gorgeous, highly experimental art style. All wrapped up in one Thirteen Episode Anime that shows both the bitter and sweet sides of growing up—but likes to lean toward the sweet.
  • Kamichu!. A Slice of Life about an ordinary middle school girl who becomes a god, and lets her life continue mostly as usual. The characters actually look and act their age, there is pretty much zero fanservice, and the backgrounds are pure Scenery Porn. Any conflicts that arise are resolved within an episode, and several things happen just because they can—a WWE-esque cat wrestling match? Sure, sounds like fun. Amazingly relaxing.
  • The ending of Kaleido Star (the first season).
  • Every episode of Sketchbook is heartwarming and relaxing. And then the hilarity goes up to eleven once Kate shows up.
  • Mokke. The relationship between the sisters Shizuru and Mizuki is so heartwarming, and even their realistically portrayed occasional bickering can't put any dents in that. Sure, some of the ghosts are scary, but in the end their appearance only seems to enrich the two girls' lives.
  • Umi Monogatari. Similarly to Pretear, it starts out adorable and gets rather dark near the end. But it's okay, because Everyone lives. Even the Bittersweet Ending is just so sweet.
    • The opening theme can cause sweet dreams.
    • Don't forget the shrine maiden's song. While the lyrics are somewhat dark, the singing itself is beautiful. It's an in-universe example, too, calming troubled souls.
  • Hanamaru Kindergarten. It's... oh, my God, if you could weaponize cuteness, this show would be freakin' lethal.
  • Digimon Tamers is dark, but also outdoes the other seasons in terms of sheer cuteness factor. Culumon is just... It has to be among the most "awwwww" inducing critters. Guilmon's personality is utterly adorable outside of battle, Terriermon needs not be said ("Moumantai~"), Lopmon's frown doesn't make him less cute, and then MarineAngemon is introduced. Cuteness overload.
  • Minami-ke deserves mention, a funny and cute series involving the love of three sisters and their daily lives in their own schools and as a family. Full of funny moments and heartwarming moments as well.
  • While Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha has its darker moments, the show simply has such strong themes of forgiveness, second chances and acceptance that it ultimately becomes this.
  • Any of the Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other moments between Ranma and Akane on Ranma ˝.
  • Time Of Eve: If you don't feel some sort of Hope for humanity/non-humanity you... well you probably still have a soul in some way.
  • Oh My Goddess!. An honestly romantic couple, three truly close sisters, and a sweet, homey feel add up to over twenty years' worth of warm-tea-with-honey feelings. The five-episode OVA alone will fill you with amazing feelings.
  • Kimi ni Todoke: shy, socially awkward girl with low self-esteem gradually opens up and makes loads of great friends thanks to the influence of the nicest most-popular-boy-in-school you ever saw... and she does it without having to change who she is. It's adorable.
  • Angelic Layer, a lot of the music in the anime will easily make you smile and the main character Misaki Suzuhara is simply adorable and lovable. Seeing so many people from different walks of life become friends thanks to her and the Angelic Layer game will bring a smile to anyone.
  • Wandering Son. Behind the constant Tear Jerker moments is a cute, inspiring manga about two kids who just want to be themselves while being adorable.
  • Sasameki Koto, when not bogging itself down with angst, is fun and cute and it stars two adorable girls who will make an adorable couple when they finally get together.
  • Tamayura. Four girls on their quest toward adulthood, following their dreams, all while enjoying springtime in their beautiful seaside town. It makes one want to move to Takehara just to enjoy the view every day.
  • Pandora Hearts may be a dark and violent manga, but Lacie, the nostalgic melody from the pocketwatch is definitely Sweet Dreams Fuel. And this series is heavily based on Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, after all, so the whole thing gives me a happy, nostalgic feeling.
  • Maison Ikkoku, otherwise known as The Power of Love meets Character Development. Seeing the ways that the characters slowly grow and mature makes the happy ending feel so *right*.
  • All this and no mention of Rozen Maiden? Ladies and gentlemen, the sweetheart that will infect your dreams with cute, I give you Hinaichigo, the 6th Rozen Maiden
  • CLANNAD. If you're ever feeling depressed or agitated, look at this picture. Seeing Nagisa and the rest of the girls sweetly smiling and beaming up at you is bound to help you relax.
    • But that picture has Fuko...
  • Chobits. Some parts of the series are admittedly very serious (and, well, perverted), but most of it is the adorable antics of cute robot girls and a couple of intertwining love stories. What really makes it Sweet Dreams Fuel, though, is the atmosphere: the visuals are soft, pretty, and mostly pastel-colored, and the soundtrack alternates between sugary-sweet and soothingly peaceful.
  • While it starts out (and doesn't stop) with Nightmare Fuel, Fullmetal Alchemist as a whole (especially the Happily Ever After) has a very uplifting message that you'll find yourself repeating when you feel like nothing's going your way:
    Edward Elric: There's no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don't exist. Sacrifices are necessary; you can't gain anything without losing something first. Although, if you can endure that pain, and walk away from it, you'll find that you have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah. A heart made fullmetal.
  • Virtually everything by Tanaka Yutaka. My Lovely Ghost Kana especially. Ai-Ren is Bittersweet, but the overwhelming message is one of hope. Virgin Night is full of heartwarming short stories. (And a bit of bittersweetness.) Mimia Hime is a fairy tale built on heartwarming and Scenery Porn.
  • Mahoraba is a funny, heartwarming and strangely weird Slice of Life where every chapter is guaranteed to make you go "D'awwwww!" at least once. The characters are all absolutely adorable and the ending wraps everything up like a big hug in a warm sweater.
  • A Little Snow Fairy Sugar certainly qualifies. The night I began watching the show, I literally dreamed that Saga was playing my favorite songs on her piano with Sugar right next to me.
  • The anime version of THE iDOLM@STER. Almost every episode has An Aesop and leaves you with a good feeling about their world.
  • Ristorante Paradiso. Yes, it's a show about a damn near Mary Suetopia of a restaurant. Yes, said restaurant is called "Cottage of the Bear." But it's so sweet and nice that eventually you give in and get your sugar addiction on. My particular favorite episodes are the birthday parties of one of the chefs' son and the owner's wife.
  • Nichijou, it's a light hearted comedy about how awesome everyday life is. With beautiful classical music and an eight-year-old Mad Scientist who built a Moe robot. That alone should tell you how ridiculously happy the anime is, and then you get to the last few episodes showing you just how great having friends really is.
  • Fairy Tail. This show, which is about a group of wizards fighting evil, is totally awesome and filled with heartwarming moments. It makes me really happy and never fails to bring on the "aww!" moments.
  • Shirokuma Cafe. It's a relaxing Slice of Life manga about a polar bear, the cafe he runs, and the quirky patrons to come to his cafe.
  • Acchi Kocchi. Tsumiki Miniwa...the girl has to be the most adorable anime character I've ever seen. What with the Cat Ears that constantly pop up and whatnot.
  • Tsuritama. Haru is a Manic Pixie Dream Keet BFF from space who gets three lonely boys to come out of their shell and save the world by fishing together. An unashamedly happy-go-lucky fairytale on drugs. Enjoy!
  • Tatsuyama Sayuri's "Happy Happy Clover" anime and manga is fond of this trope. Especially if your a bunny lover.
  • Hidamari Sketch. Long before My Little Pony, this show proved that, yes indeed, friendship is magic. And diabetes-inducing.
  • Girls und Panzer. Power of Friendship? Check.note  Awesome Music? Check.note  True Companions to the second power?note  Check x check. Underdogs Always Win played straight but in a non-cheesy way? Check. Values Resonance? Check.note  Sportmanship? Fair play? Fun for fun's shake? A Badass Creed that happens to be a statement of all the former, as opossed to conventional ass-kickingnote  - even if mantained by one more than able to kick your ass? Check. Generaly uplifting story? Hell, check. Humor based on taking a totaly Crazy Awesomenote  premise and playing it completly straight without taking itself too seriously? Check.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation is an easy candidate with constant laughs and just heart warming moments. Every character will try to make you love them and just wait until the absolutely hilarious and adorable Peashy shows up.
  • ARIA is a well-known example due to its calm and easy-going nature, Scenery Porn and lovely character interactions.
  • Heat Guy J may just be the cuddliest and most heart-warming crime drama in existence. The protagonist is an All-Loving Hero, his android partner is Adorkable, and even the local crime boss is cute, sympathetic, and earns his happy ending.
  • Nyanpire The Animation [[Cutekitten has to be one of the cutest]] things that involves a vampire. The anime is about a vampire cat who befriends a samurai cat, a harmless vampire cat, and a male kitten with a huge pink bow. The anime has 12 episodes, each are silly and very cute to watch. It's also a perfect anime to watch around the Fall and Halloween season.

    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.
  • 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 universaly radiant. The coimc itself is about Peter Parker finding a new lease on life, fixing any damages that happend, 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 The 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.

    Film 
  • 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 i'm sorry but you may not have a soul.
  • Up: Whilst admittedly opening with a heartbreaking intro, a little further in everything suddenly becomes so relaxing, nostalgic and whimsical.
  • 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.
  • Am I weird if I include The Nightmare Before Christmas here? Because I think the characters are just adorable.
    • Nope. 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?
  • Miracle on 34th 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.
  • Pretty much any Pixar movie. If you can watch one all the way through without smiling at least once, then you have no soul.
    • 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 has Pure Imagination(see below) playing to it all, but is perfectly edited to match the music and lyrics?
    • WALL•E. 'nuff said.
    • Finding Nemo: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."
  • It's nearly impossible to watch Ponyo without saying the word "cute" to whomever you are watching it with at least once.
  • The Land Before Time: This movie, 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 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 the creater, 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.
  • The Disney Animated Canon may be for younger audiences, but it 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 heartwarming Like Brother and Sister relationships of all time, and the ending with probably cause tears of joy.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • You Are Umasou, a very cute and heartwarming movie about a Tyrannosaurus rex who was raised by kind Maiasaura and then in turn raises a baby Ankylosaurus as his own son.
  • 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.
  • 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 the funniest and best animated movie ever made.
    • Don't forget about the Ridiculously Cute Critter Uni-Kitty. She's a pink fluffy unicorn princess kitty filled with such sugary sweetness to make anyone smile.
  • 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 can conjure fireflies from his fingers? Or a baby potted plant dancing to the Jackson 5?

    Literature 
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Anything ever done by Monty Python whose comedic gold, acting, writing and the general enjoyment the creators had working on it can just make you laugh and enjoy their work WAAAY too much!
  • Pushing Daisies. Brightly colored sets, fantastic clothing, impeccably witty dialogue, and amazing acting. Should rightly taste like diabetes, but somehow everything works out in its favor (even the combination of the sweetness of Ned and Chuck and gruesome murders).
  • Gilmore Girls. The love that the mother and daughter have for each other, and not only that, even with all the troubles, Stars Hollow and the Gilmores are good people inside their hearts.
  • Mork and Mindy. Both the show and the titular couple. So much sweetness and optimism... why is it they don't make shows like this anymore?
  • Summer Glau
  • Bob Ross on his painting show
  • Too Cute. A show about cute puppies and kittens growing up. Pure, concentrated adorable.
  • The Golden Girls. Whenever I am depressed or upset, the Girls cheer me up. True comfort TV.
  • Full House, from reminding you of life lessons of all kinds each episode to delivering safe but nevertheless funny situations, Full House is definitely a contender of the picture of 90s sitcoms.
  • Any Star Trek episode with the word "Tribble" in the title. In the original "The Trouble with Tribbles," you can just feel that all the cast was having a merry time being comedians for a change in a genuinely funny and charming story.
    • Also any Ferengi or holodeck episode. Time travel episodes hold a special place in my heart too.
    • Really, the idea behind Star Trek in general. There is hope for the future. Humanity will survive, will settle its differences, will solve all its own problems, and then...we will go forth into the universe and be awesome.
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete is pure nostalgia to anyone who has ever been a child.
    • It's more than that. It just perfectly encapsulates childhood, period, with a healthy dose of exaggeration. All the problems that seem petty looking back are displayed with outrageous importance, blown up to proportions that by all logic should seem too absurd to take seriously, but the characters are so genuine and their reactions so familiar and close to home that the lengths the conflicts are taken to seem justifiably as important now as they were then. The show takes you back to how it felt to search desperately for a missing Ear Worm or how unfair curfews seemed or how the local bully acted like a monster. But with that you get how it felt to have a crush, or end a fight with a friend, or do something nice for someone, or even just to relax. This show is an epic, feel-good tribute to what it means to be a kid and have fun without tasting like diabetes for a single moment. And it makes you laugh. So, yeah, perfect.
  • The Facts of Life: "You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have...."
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. No one else has compared in the world of children's television, and Mr. Rogers cared about adults too.
    • What makes it better was that Mr. Rogers was the nicest man in the world during his life, and he loved everyone, even homosexuals. He'd defend them in church. And he always made millions of people happy, by telling them how special they all were and they were all unique. Despite all the cruel, stupid and untrue rumors about him, he was probably the Messiah in disguise, because he loved and cared about every person on the planet.
  • "Family Ties" is definitely sweet dreams fuel for anyone who was a child in the 1980s.
  • iCarly: iSaved Your Life. Freddie would sacrifice his life to save Carly, Carly realises how much he means to her, they kiss about 6 times in a very cute way (and one hot way in the extended version). They practically glow with happiness whilst they are together, and the final 'dawww', Freddie has a I Want My Beloved to Be Happy moment because he doesn't want to hurt Carly by taking advantage of her when he's unsure if her feelings are true. Even though it's a minor Downer Ending, it's a very powerful expression of his feelings for her and that it's not just some random teenage hormonal attraction on a show with practically no morals, aesops or lessons.
    • Also the relationships between Spencer and Carly, and Sam and Carly. Whilst most of the show isn't especially heartwarming, the 3 major relationships, Spencer/Carly, Carly/Sam and Freddie/Carly are a heartwarming core of warm fuzziness.
  • The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross. There is a reason all the trees are happy!
    • One German TV channel used to broadcast it around 3 AM, without dubbing, specifically for its soothing qualities. Literal Sweet Dreams Fuel for the insomniac.
  • Doctor Who: Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call...everybody lives.
    • The Fish Fingers and Custard scene from "The Eleventh Hour". It's one of the funniest and cutest scenes in the episode. [1]
      • In fact, any scene that involves Eleven and a little kid will most likely result in this trope.
    • The ending of Vincent and the Doctor. That is all.
    • The 2010 Christmas Special. Period.
      • What about the 2011 Christmas special's ending, when the Doctor arrives at the Ponds?
    • What about Amy and Rory's wedding? Everything about that day is perfect, from her parents being brought back to reality, to Amy and Rory being happy and safe and able to be together, to the Doctor dancing like a loon to the three of them riding off in the TARDIS together.
    • Near the end of the finale for season six, the scene where River goes home to Amy and Rory's place, and Amy's whoops of joy when she finds out the Doctor's alive.
    • The entire show which has taught whole generations of people that a hero is a slightly barmy alien with a screwdriver who is a huge fan of our planet. Even his ship thinks we're bigger on the inside.
  • Fraggle Rock. There's a reason that it's considered Jim Henson's Magnum Opus. Not many shows are created with the intention of bringing about world peace.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: "You're gonna make it after all..."—even the opening theme on its own is made of happy.
  • Gilligan's Island. The show and each one of its characters is optimism personified!
  • Community: A show about how seven totally different people can come together and be True Companions.
    • Really, any work by Dan Harmon has an SDF aura. You can say that it offsets the cynicism.
  • LazyTown especially episodes without the "evil dude". But don't watch episodes that contain the "evil dude" at night & home alone.
  • Dinosaurs. You just gotta love the Baby!
  • Boy Meets World. Good friends growing up together, showcasing the different kinds of love (romantic, family, friendship), and Mr. Feeny's lessons make for a super heartwarming series.
  • The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, no matter what time of the year you watch it in. The 80's and 90's parades in particular practically oozed Narm Charm. Case in point.

    Music 
  • Even the scary Sigur Rós songs are still undeniably beautiful and dreamlike. Even the cover of "The Rains of Castamere".
  • All of Enya's songs qualify as this.
  • Bowling for Soup. Especially Shut Up and Smile and I'm Gay. Just something about songs like these makes it impossible not to smile.
  • Heartbeats by José González. Nuff said.
  • Chameleon Circuit is a band that writes and records songs about Doctor Who, and they have quite a few songs that are very uplifting, particularly Teenage Rebel, Type 40, and Gallifreyan History 101.
  • It is impossible to listen to "Pilots" by Goldfrapp without feeling chilled out afterwards, but add in the dreamy music video, with the elegant dancing and the synchronized scooter stewardess ballet, and suddenly all the fuss and annoyances of airport security and terror threats seem very far away...
  • Iron and Wine's "The Sea and the Rhythm" "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" and "Fever Dream" can never fail to soothe you into sleep.
  • Anything and everything by Belle and Sebastian. "Dog On Wheels" and "Judy And The Dream Of Horses", especially.
  • The Vocaloid song Last Night, Good Night (written by "kz") is this trope in spades. Depending on how the audience takes the meaning of the lyrics.
    • "Maguro Tabetai" ("I Want to Eat Tuna") is about Luka wanting to eat tuna and going on about different kinds of Japanese tuna. With Takoluka thrown in for good measure.
    • In the Dreamy Theater PV for "Double Lariat", Takoluka makes an appearance and just happily flies around the stage.
    • Secret Space, featuring Miriam.
  • Toraboluta's Pink Spider sung by Rin Kagamine.
  • Pogo's remixes
  • Lingalad. Pretty much anything by them qualifies, but Il Vecchio Lupo especially. Even if you don't speak a single word of Italian.
  • So much of The Beatles music can't help but make you smile, but Hello Goodbye is quintessential Beatles happytime music of awesome. Especially their goofing around in the video during the coda.
    • "Good night. Good night everybody. Everybody everywhere...good night."
    • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is one of the most cheerful songs ever written, telling a nice small-town love story with a lovely happy ending. It even ends with the lines, "And if you want some fun / sing OB-LA-DI-LA-DA!", before one of the Beatles puts on a silly high-pitched voice and squeaks, "Thank you!" while one of his bandmates laughs.
    • And let's not forget George Harrison, who was a tank of sweet dreams fuel in his own right. Just listen to "All Things Must Pass." You could practically drift away on it. There's a reason George has been called "the soul of the Beatles."
  • The Beach Boys practically run on this trope, at least most of the time.
    • From "All Summer Long" there's "I Get Around", which is about just being young and having fun, and what could be better than that?
    • From "Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)" there's "California Girls" which is about much the same thing as the previous, but this time with more of a focus on girls.
    • From "Pet Sounds", there's "God Only Knows" - one of the greatest love songs perhaps ever written. The lyrics basically mean "Realistically speaking, I could live without you, but I don't ever want to."
    • From "The Smile Sessions" there's "Good Vibrations" a feel good song about a girl so beautiful that the singer can feel her beauty in his soul.
    • The opening (and title) track on "Wild Honey" is the Beach Boys' attempt at R&B, and boy do they knock it out of the park.
    • There are too many examples of this to fit in one place, but if you ever want to get a good night's sleep, you can count on The Beach Boys. (Just avoid Mrs. O'Leary's Cow...)
  • "Evening Song" is a Russian lullaby that will leave you dreaming of the romantic city of Saint Petersburg standing serenely and triumphantly on the blue waves of the Neva River.
  • "Lullaby to Tim" by The Hollies. Despite the criticisms, I get all warm and fuzzy listening to this, right down to the WALL•E-styled vocals.
  • Freelance Whales. Special notice for "Hannah".
  • Owl City. That is all.
    • Even Vanilla Twilight ?
    • Owl City + Carly Rae Jepsen = Good Time. Carly may be famous for Call Me Maybe, but she also did well in this nice, uplifting song with Owl City.
    • "To the Sky". It's simply impossible to hear that song without ending up in at least a slightly better mood than beforehand.
    • "Angels" and "Honey And The Bee" deserve mentioning, the former being a happy, peppy song that can easily make even the most paranoid feel safe, and the latter being an adorable love song told from the perspective of a cute little bug.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen herself. "This Kiss" is one of those songs that's just so upbeat and infectious it's almost criminal. In the video she wears many beautiful costumes, and it ends with her kissing a guy underwater.
    • As the 2013 Candies Girl, Jepsen posed for some very beautiful pics.
  • Demi Lovato's video for the song "Gift of a Friend" is so beautiful. She even wears white in the video, which doubles as a Sweet Dream.
  • Bridgit Mendler's music can have this effect on viewers, specifically her "How To Believe". Which, like "Gift of a Friend" above, was written for a Tinker Bell movie.
  • Just anything by Brooke Fraser, like Shadowfeet or Flags. It can heal you from any bad day.
  • Jennifer's Rabbit by Tom Paxton, written for his daughter.
  • Tanzmusik, by Kraftwerk. The corresponding album, Ralf und Florian, is almost entirely calm and playful.
  • "Mr Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra.
  • As it is apparently Radiohead's goal to branch out into as many genres as they possibly can, it was only a matter of time before they created "Worrywort," possibly the world's most uplifting 8-bit alternative ambient post-punk post-rock dance-rock.
  • Almost anything by Donna Summer qualifies. Her music seems to emanate from a world of brightly colored lights and nonstop dancing and love. How can you NOT want to dance to Donna?
  • "That's the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind, and Fire. Makes me smile.
  • The Fantasticks: "Try To Remember", by Jerry Orbach. The man had an incredible voice despite having a Bronx accent.
  • Pretty much anything sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Misty is a great example.
  • The instrumental Robinsonse Pitter Patter Goes by Heart by Broken Social Scene. The top comment put it best, saying it is the "sound of falling in love."
  • Rosemary Clooney's Tenderly.
  • Julie London had a voice as delicate as a cloud. When I Fall In Love proves it.
  • Girls' Generation's Gee and Kissing You are my happy place songs. Dear Mom is a good one, too, since it was made specifically to be a love letter to the members' mothers.
  • Connor Kirby-Long (aka Grandma, Khonnor, I, Cactus, and others) has a discography that's outright rife with this. Even at its darkest, Long's work (most of it, anyway) radiates a light, warm, atmosphere that's strong enough to make you feel as though everything will turn out alright.
  • Auto-Tune the News's Winston Churchill, backed by band from the future. It's a song meant to be set in the middle of The Great Depression. It is very uplifting when placed in context.
    • The Sanity Song. "We hear every damn day about our fragile country. We hear every damn day about the brink of catastrophe, and that it's a shame that we can't work together. But the truth is, we do. We work together to get things done every damn day."]]
  • The Crystalline Effect's song "Right". It's slow, beautiful, faintly nostalgic and just so damn perfect.
  • For those who like reggae, "Stir It Up" by Bob Marley.
    • Also, "Three Little Birds." The simplest, sweetest Hope Spot you could ask for, perfect for listening to in rough times.
  • Most of Anna Nalick and Amy MacDonald's songs I've heard so far, especially this one.
  • Megurine Luka's Toeto. Just hearing that song automatically makes you feel so peaceful. Even moreso with the Nico Nico Chorus version, where it, literally, sounds like a chorus of angels.
    • Also by Luka, No Logic Not only does it have a catchy beat and some great chorus versions, it is downright inspirational.
  • Every second of the Sailor Moon Orgel Fantasia CD. Princess Moon and Tuxedo Mirage sound like two of the worlds greatest lullabyes.
  • All opinions you may have about Bill Plympton's 1987 classic "Your Face" aside, Maureen McElheron's score is one of the most heartwarming love songs out there.
  • Pretty much every song from Sunbears. Like here: Dream happy dreams
  • "A Pillow Of Winds" from Pink Floyd.
    • "Outside The Wall" is a gentle reminder that as long as there are people left on the planet, somebody cares about you, The Movie Version sounds like a gentle lullabby
  • "Year of the Rat" by Badly Drawn Boy. The power of hugs conquers all!
  • Megadeth's song Coming Home is very calming and soothing compared to their other music, some of which borders on Nightmare Fuel.
  • Though they're certainly not known for their sweetness, Gorillaz has a gem in "On Melancholy Hill". It's highly instrumental, with subdued lyrics that carry a gentle, loving message: 'nothing's perfect, but I'll do anything I can to make it better, because I feel like I'm a better person when I'm with you.'
    • Especially in the acoustic version. Skip to 2:35 to hear it- and it's nice to see how happy and peaceful the band look whilst playing.
  • The Kuricorder Quartet. Anything they've ever done, ever. Yes, even the Imperial March. (Tuba, ukulele, bongos and melodica.)
  • Snow Patrol, especially Chasing Cars, Shut Your Eyes, Crack The Shutters and finally The Lightening Strike.
  • "Sylvia" by Focus contains what may be the sweetest, most uplifting melodies ever.
  • The aptly named "These Dreams", by Heart.
  • Emilie Autumn, has some sweet dream making songs such as Across The Sky, and Remember.
    • and her covers of such songs as Leclair-Tabourin, Vitali-Chaconne and Crazy He Calls Me.
    • Really, the whole Dream Pop genre comes under this.
  • Britney Spears has some sweet dream giving songs such as Strangest Love, Trip To Your Heart, Heaven On Earth, When I Found You, Everyday and State Of Grace
  • The Veronicas have "I Could Get Used To This" a song basically describing the(ir) ultimate boyfriend.
  • Also putting Colbie Caillat here. Particularly "Magic" and "Oxygen", but most of her music would fit here, either uplifting or loving or telling you it's okay to be afraid sometimes of little things like commitment (Tied Down) or of failure (It Stops Today)
  • Quite a few LM.C songs. Some of the best examples are "Punky Heart" ("Youďż˝re crying all alone but if you can just smile then it doesnďż˝t matter if the whole worldďż˝s your enemy"), "Optimisland" ("The blue color of the sky that we always see as the color of tears just does not look that bad if I am with you, right?"), and "Ah Hah!" ("Every day, even if youďż˝re meeting the worst moment in your history, say 'I just wanna be the happiest' - laugh it off; itďż˝s OK")
  • Daft Punk's "Something About Us", "Digital Love" and "Contact" are the epitome of this. In fact Daft Punk in general work on fun and good vibes to make their music.
  • Just about all of Eric Whitacre's choral peices are Awesome Music, but the most uplifting are surely Sleep, the hauntingly beautiful Seal Lullabye (Dreamworks picked Kung Fu Panda over this?!), and especially the upcoming various solo, orchestral, and choral settings of the beloved children's classic, Goodnight Moon.
  • A lot of the music for the The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast is created by one of the co-host's, Chad Fifer, and his track for the story Celephais is a wonderful soundscape of bell-like melodies, soft synths and calm, lapping ocean waves.
  • Even if you're not a fan of the show, Pinkie Pie's song "Smile Smile Smile" is a genuinely uplifting and nice song about how Pinkie likes to make her friends happy.
  • When your jimmies are more rustled than a forest after a hurricane, sometimes you just gotta settle down and listen to some Lakmé Act 1. Click, and let the blessings of the Unrustled Triumvirate wash over you like clean, sparkling bathwater.
  • Normally, Silent Hill isn't a source of heartwarming, but as evidenced by the case of Letter From The Lost Days from Silent Hill 3, there is the occasional tidbit. Especially in this song about love, keeping up hope, and wanting someone else to find happiness. "Oh, what a pair, me and you, put here to feel joy, not feel blue. Sad times and bad times, see them through—soon we will know if it's for real, what we... both feel..."
  • Shako-Pani makes drum-n'bass inspired tunes to briefly put your troubles aside by, with sweet melodies and a light atmosphere prevalent even in his most chaotic works.
  • Suzuka. Her works always seem to have an air of overwhelming beauty and pure, unadulterated soul, with melodies seemingly designed to remind you that better days exist, or at least help you take your mind off the worse ones.
  • Suntra's "Other Victories" album. Cheesy, video-game melodies made with old equipment, bring to mind an old RPG or a sidescroller set in a cartoony, surrealist world of the sort the cover only hints at, with a warm and cheery atmosphere building throughout.
  • Mozart, especially pieces like the Piano Concerto in G (#17), several of the piano pieces, a lot of his chamber music... The man was capable of amazing depths of happiness which cheer the very soul just by being so very happy to exist. Beethoven needed struggle against adversity, Bach was raptured in religious reassurance, but Mozart's music is just plain excited.
  • Mozart's SDF elements may have come from Pachelbel's works. Pachelbel sounds like an early version of modern alt music that uses SDF.
  • Bassnectar has a lot, mostly on the Mesmerizing The Ultra, for which the majority of the album consists of this. Besides that, he has at least one or more per album. We could keep going finding more.
  • Ludo has a number of genuinely sweet, wonderful songs- I dare you to listen to Anything for You or Manta Rays without getting the warm fuzzies.
  • Windham Hill's first five "A Winter's Solstice" Christmas albums are filled with sweet dreams fuel. Get a copy of "Winter's Solstice III" (you can find them on eBay for a couple of bucks). Listen to the last track, "Earth Abides" by Philip Aaberg. The simple, quiet melody can move you to tears... and sing you to sleep. Seriously.
  • The Staunton Lick, by Lemon Jelly. An incredibly relaxing chilled out groove with a catchy acoustic riff, sounds like the soundtrack to a nice flying dream.
  • What, nothing from The Aquabats!? Their album "Charge!" Is chock full of songs letting you know it's okay to be nerdy and silly, because you're awesome no matter what!
  • "Happy Material". I don't think I have ever heard another song tha sounds so, well, happy. Just try listening to it without ending up with a smile on your face. I dare you.
  • Tim Minchin's White Wine in the Sun, a sweet, gentle, tear jerky Christmas song for his daughter.
  • Gotye's got a few uplifting tracks among his very varied portfolio, such as Save Me and Giving Me A Chance.
  • Aphex Twin may strike you as the type that would be this trope's polar opposite, right? Not so fast: in his early career, he put out two albums of ambient techno (Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and Selected Ambient Works Volume II). Turns out the guy behind "Come To Daddy" is also capable of stuff like "Xtal" and "Lichen."
  • This character song from Code Geass. It sounds adorable and it's about wanting the world to be at peace and everyone to love each other. Sweet dreams fuel indeed!
  • The music of fun is really good, but if you're feeling down or depressed, give Some Nights and Carry On a listen.
  • The tranquil "Your Silent Face" by New Order. Written by a band still recovering from the suicide of their previous frontman. Manages to make the phrase "piss off" sound endearing and even makes us feel happy for a violent sociopathic prisoner being released from jail.
  • All Saints's "Pure Shores" - a song that captures the word 'paradise' completely.
  • Atomic Kitten, especially "It's OK' which talks about a relationship that ended badly but they have both moved on and can still enjoy the good memories. "Whole Again", "Love Doesn't Have To Hurt" and their cover of "Eternal Flame" are nice and relaxing. And it's impossible to not want to dance along to "Be With You" and "The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)".
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams' 'The Lark Ascending'. It's gently uplifting, not to mention incredibly evocative of the English countryside. Seriously, go listen to it and tell me it doesn't make you picture rolling green hills and leafy woods.
  • Florence + the Machine has given the world the truly astounding All This and Heaven Too, a song that seems to sum up the ecstatic feeling of loving something for the first time. Also, there's Strangeness and Charm, which seems to emanate the basic emotion of wonder in five grand, sweeping minutes.
  • Lisa Loeb has the infectiously sweet hit Stay (I Missed You.) While played to the point of Glurge in 1994, it has a unique cuteness that proves a potent anti-depressant in small doses... kind of like an opiate.
  • Listening to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story is an easy way to get the warm fuzzies, especially if a specific loved one comes to mind. It's just so endearing and optimistic!
  • "Looking Out My Back Door" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  • Every song by Lullatone classes here. Their music is just so gentle and sweet!
  • Anything by Eric Calderone.
  • Anything and everything by Endless Melancholy, despite what the title of the band may make you think.
  • For Christians, "I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe gives believers the hope that they will someday meet Jesus face to face when He says to them, "Well done, good and faithful servant".
    • For the best effect, combine this song with the part where Rayford Steele meets Jesus in the Dramatic Audio version of the Left Behind book Glorious Appearing.
  • Queen's 'You're My Best Friend. The really cute part? The bass player, John Deacon, wrote it as a love song for his wife.
    • An awful lot of Queen's discography qualifies, really.
  • 'The Whole Picture' by Finnish funk-rock band Funk in Funk Stairs, which encourages people to stop worrying and just enjoy their lives. Hell, the video itself could qualify: five minutes of four guys messing around in a recording studio and quite clearly having the time of their lives.
  • The song "The Friendly Beasts" is a really adorable song by itself, but this version by Sufjan Stevens is particularly sweet.
  • "Safe & Sound" form the Hunger Games soundtrack.
    • Also kind of a Tear Jerker, especially if you know the source material it was inspired by.
  • The Cardcaptor Sakura character songs by Sakura, Syaoran, Tomoyo, Kero, Touya and Yukito. Actually, the entire soundtrack.
  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers, a Belgian women's choir that performs covers of pop songs. Every one of their songs will make you want to either cry, dance, hug someone you love, or all three at once. Their performances of U2's "With or Without You", Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" are the highlights.
  • While we're on the subject of Coldplay, there's the ever-inspiring "Speed Of Sound."
    • "Midnight" is the musical definition of Sweet Dreams Fuel.
  • Hilarious as it is, Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up, aka the Rickroll song, is actually very fun to listen to, and has excellent lyrics and a lovely beat. Plus, if you fall in love with the song, good news for you-you're now immune to Rickrolling!
  • "Pure Imagination" is a sweet Follow Your Heart song even out of context of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (see Film above), but a particularly lovely cover came along in the wake of the 2013 stage adaptation of the source novel, which positions the song as The Eleven O'Clock Number in an otherwise all-new score. That is its own heartwarming moment — but Douglas Hodge, the actor who originated the role of Willy Wonka in that production, is also a musician and his repertoire now includes a Softer And Slower Cover of the song that turns it into a wistful lullaby.
  • Anything involving Lindsey Stirling. She dances while playing beautiful, relaxing music on a violin, often in costume, and always with a big smile on her face. Even in her behind the scenes videos, her silly antics, humility, and optimism never fail to put a smile on your face.
  • Vaporwave to some people. The genre consists of slowed-down samples of mid 80's-early 90's Smooth Jazz and pop, resulting in a sound some people find relaxing, dreamy, and nostalgic. For example, take this track by 情報デスクVIRTUAL, or this track by Macintosh Plus. Others hold the opposite opinion, however.
  • Jerry Nelson, one of the original Muppeteers, wrote a song called "Tides", and it's gorgeous.

    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.

    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.

    Video Games 
  • cat planet is a game about collecting ridiculously cute critters! there is no explanation at all, and death is a slap on the wrist! it's just good, plain fun!
  • Roll's theme song "Kaze yo Tsutaete". it makes you feel warm and happy inside just listening to the cute singing voice of Yoshino Aoki, especially the Japanese version of Tatsunoko vs Capcom.
  • Knytt: One of the best freeware games ever created, it's basically what happens when you take the atmosphere of Ico and turn it into a side-scroller. The graphics are deceptively simplistic but soothing, the music is ambient and lively, and the gameplay is so peaceful and dreamlike — there are almost no enemies in the game, no boss fights, and the only non-enemy way to die is to touch liquids. The crisp pacing and Metroidvania based gameplay, as well as its short length (it can be beaten in an hour) make it a soothing gaming experience.
  • Pikmin 2: The cynical ideas aside, in Captain Olimar's notes about a certain treasure you pick up, he describes how he choreographed a musical in which his Pikmin danced and sang on top of the "podium" that this treasure was perceived to be.
    • Imagine being able to hug Pikmin— if you want to get cavities...
      • Bring on the cavities, then!
  • Yoshi's Island, at least until you lose Baby Mario. Then it's pretty creepy.
    • Try Yoshi's Story, then. Eat fruit. Listen to happy music. Look at pretty pictures. <3!
    • He also manages to carry it over to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Right after Link draws the Master Sword, usually a key point in his games, we see Yoshi...sleeping happily on a treestump.
      • And then Link gets attacked, and Yoshi just wanders up, still half-asleep, with an air that says, "Hey bro, what's goin' on over here? Oh, is that all? Cool, I'll give yez a hand."
  • Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak, the adorable characters and the entire premise of helping bring the couples together, not to mention the "Duets" song
  • Super Mario World. Look at the GBA version's special intro if you have any doubts. This game is made of childhood and curiosity.
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
    • And Kirby's Dreamland 3, The 'crayon art' is solidified glee.
    • Let's push it up to Kirby in general, at least when you're not facing bleeding eyeballs.
      • Even then, you can take comfort in the idea that the abominations can, in fact, be defeated.
    • Kirby's Epic Yarn is made on this stuff, so much so that it mellows out the other kind of dream fuel that usually lurks around the Kirby series. It helps that the Big Bad's One-Winged Angel form is a Tankbot-esque robot instead of the usual Eldritch Abomination. And it doesn't impede on the awesome moments of the game, either.
    • Kirby is so good at this that the usually manic Keet Medibot was incredibly mellow in his LP of Crystal Shards.
  • Boomshine! Good luck getting your time back.
    • But when you fail you get red text with the word "fail". To compare this, imagine you're stroking the best kitty in the world, and accidentally nudge it wrong. The kitty looks at you and says, in the voice of Darth Vader, "You have failed me for the last time, insolent whelp".
      • At the same time, every once in a while the green text saying "So close! Just one away!" is really quite encouraging and refreshing; it takes away all the frustration of failing by only one and makes you want to try again.
  • Most anything from Orisinal (link), especially Winterbells.
  • The MOTHER series, when it's not being bizarre, heartwrenching, or terrifying. Especially the soundtrack, which has songs like this.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' Midna is considered by many to be pretty adorable.
  • Final Fantasy VIII. Yeah, it has its shortcomings... but you can't help wanting to live in that world because of the beautiful, sunshiny look to everything.
    • The main point of the entire plot of the game is Squall coming to realize that friendship and love make life worth living and that the world is worth saving, dammit!
    • Even better is that VIII is one of the few FF games to end on an unambiguously high note. Heck, Squall and Rinoa get to live Happily Ever After, and Squall smiles!
  • For that matter, Final Fantasy IX, a charming thowback to past Final Fantasies, where you play as chibi-characters consisting of a cheerful, Chivalrous Pervert Loveable Rogue with a monkey tail, a six year old Genki Girl with a small, adorable horn, and a klutzy Child Mage who is a walking embodiment of The Woobie, who each gain an integral and heartwarming lesson throughout the story. The save points consist of a wide variety of adorable Moogles (tiny winged bears with pomp pomps on their heads) that write your progress in a story book brought out of Hammerspace for goodness sake!
  • The entirety of Katamari Damacy. Na naaaaaaaa, na na na na naaaaaaah na naaaaa na na na na na naaaaaa...
    • Ah dun dun dikadika dun dika dun dun... The soundtrack is definitely what makes this one break the Happy Meter. DISCO* PRINCE is awesome driving music, Katamari Star is both happy AND melancholy, Walking On A Star and Fugue #7777 make me smile and giggle EVERY DAMN TIME I HEAR EITHER, and I have Beautiful Star for an alarm.
    • Katamari Damacy is essentially a direct antidote to the horrors of the Silent Hill series. It's the polar opposite!
  • Hey You, Pikachu! is pretty much cute in cartridge form. Not only is the only point of the game to have fun romping around with a young Pikachu, said Pikachu is pretty much the most adorably scatterbrained member of the species ever. Also, when you become very close, he will present you with Valuable Treasures like magnets and Pidgey feathers while singing a pirate song in Pika-ese. Eeeeeeee!
    • This game is made of the cotton candy from your childhood.
    • It has kind of a Bittersweet Ending where you have to let Pikachu back into the wild, but Pikachu comes right back and the game continues forevermore. After, again, the cutest credits sequence ever. Pikachu sings you a song.
    • My Pokémon Ranch. Chibified Pokémon playing with each other. A good deal of them are those you transferred yourself. The concept is way too adorable.
    • Don't forget Pokémon Snap. Pretty much just a leisurely tour of an island, taking pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat. One lap around the ultra-serene starlit skies of Rainbow Cloud, with the ultra-cute Mew as your lone photography subject, and you'll be having sweet dreams in no time.
    • In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, the first member of your party walks with your Trainer. If they are sufficiently fond of you, when you interact with them, sometimes they'll dance happily, cuddle or hug you, find small trinkets like shiny pebbles or flowers and give them to you, or just is happy walking beside you. It's incredibly cute. And you can get ANY Pokemon to become like this, Arceus can love you just as much as Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and so on.
    • In Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, there is a character named Dr. Footprint, who analyzes how your Pokémon walk (or fly or scoot or whatever) and tells you how they feel about you. Show him a Pokémon that has a high/maximum friendship rating, and he'll spout adoration on their behalf. Even sweeter if you show him a Pokémon of a typically scary/evil species with a good friendship rating; he lampshades the species's ill repute and thanks you for loving it anyway.
    • Let's not forget the Pokemon Dream World in Black and White (2)! Just your Pokemon in a cute style doing cute things with other Pokemon with relaxing music.
    • PokéPark Wii is about as innocent and friendly as the series has ever gotten without being boring. Even the characters can be fun, including the sequel's benevolent Mad Scientist Reuniclus and its antagonist: Darkrai as a Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant with a jealous streak who genuinely wants to entertain everyone. And you can go out of your way to bring him back after his defeat and befriend him properly. When's the last time you've seen a Make My Monster Grow sequence in a Lighthearted Rematch?
    • The Pokemon Amie feature in Pokémon X and Y is made of this. Petting, feeding, and playing with your Pokemon and seeing their joyful reactions to it is a soothing experience. Even some of the Pokemon who are more readily associated with Nightmare Fuel like Hydreigon behave in such an adorable fashion that it's hard not to get warm fuzzies from them.
  • A somewhat odd example from Baldur's Gate... Imoen discusses her Superpowered Evil Side and mentions that yes, she gets... urges sometimes in the middle of the night. Luckily it's just that the slayer wants a sandwich.
  • Florina and Serra's A support in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. Florina's declaration of admiration and friendship is so sweet it renders Serra speechless beyond simply "Aww... Florina!"
  • Chao Garden, specially the Sonic Adventure 2 version, with the overly cute song playing during your stay.
  • Peach. When she's not the Distressed Damsel, she kicks ass and takes names while smiling and looking like a picture book princess.
  • Many of Pop N Music's characters.
    • Especially notable with Minit. Everything about her is cute, including the song she's in. Even her miss animation (in which she cries) and her "stage failed" animation (in which she cries and needs her brother Timer to comfort her) are cute.
  • Loco Roco Just... Loco Roco. Look at the cute rolling smiley face blobs roll to the music is the brightest, happiest place ever!
  • LittleBigPlanet is a sweet dreamscape put into the form of a video game. Even the soundtrack alone is uplifting. And when your pretty little dream is over? You can always have some more just the way you want them, or someone else's.
  • The 'Good' ending of BioShock. Sure, the game has some of scariest, most profoundly messed up things ever, but that ending... It was such a Heartwarming Moment that you may shed Manly Tears.
    • The sequel's good ending also qualifies. Eleanor is free. Delta's nightmarish existence finally ends, and he will continue to live within his beloved Little Sister / daughter. And Eleanor is going to teach to the Little Sisters he saved to be good persons, just like his daddy taught her to be. Even Lamb, who for the whole game has been trying to kill you, is given a second chance at life, and will instead be a better person than she ever was. Awwww...
  • The Legendary Starfy <3! He's so cute and loveable and Kirby-like and has an even cuter sister to boot. The game is adorable.
  • Chibi-Robo has, as its main objective, solving the Sanderson family's problems and making everyone happy. It is also cute.
  • Flower. Just... just Flower. For the most part.
  • MonsterTale is about a girl and her monster and an adventure to save The Monster's world, full of ridiculous cute critters, and even the creepy parts aren't that creepy.
  • Super Robot Wars. Imagine growing up watching all kinds of Super Robot and Real Robots shows, like Mazinger Z, Daitarn3, the various Gundams, Getter Robo and all others and see them all join forces to defeat the forces of evil and save the day even from world-ending tragedies like those of Neon Genesis Evangelion or Space Runaway Ideon... No villain ever becomes a Karma Houdini, and - if you play you cards right - the sympathetic characters can all be saved from their untimely death.
    • Not just that, but it turns out more than just music is overriTROMBE! Seriously, how can you stay in a sad mood with that lodged in your ear?
    • If you add this unrelated music from Virtual-ON Force... Holy shit!! Even more of a Sweet Dreams Fuel for both game series!!! Imagine all the heroes making a victory march together in space after defeating the ultimate force of evil!!!
  • The Soar Star theme from Super Mario Galaxy. Everyone likes the flying dream, and it's the perfect soundtrack.
  • NiGHTS. Something about having a creature who is technically a nightmare protecting you in your dreams is incredibly comforting. Plus, "Dream Dream" is such a wonderful song.
  • Robot Unicorn Attack.
  • The soundtrack to Ristar; yeah, you were on your way to take down the evil empire, but some of the music really made you feel everything would be OK by the end of the adventure. (Ristar's little "waiting" animations and the pictures during the end credits helped to drive that point home.) It would be great to dream about exploring planets 2, 4 and 5.
  • Ōkami has its moments. Scratch that, it's 90% Sweet Dreams moments. Sidequests include feeding kitties and making sakura bloom. The characters are all so loveable, from silly Mr. Orange to Queen Himiko. The brush gods are awesome, and Amaterasu is humorous as well as good-hearted. Even some of the battles are sweet—fighting Waka with his amazing flute-sword and fighting Hayabusa as he tries to trap you in a hole in the ground and do doggy business. Heck, in the Moon Cave and Oni Island dungeons, which are supposed to be NIGHTMARE fuel, just don't seem that scary once you meet imp chef Ajimi and Demon Paper Tobi.
    • Admittedly it has a lot of Nightmare Fuel too.
    • Come on, we've got to mention the ending. After being stripped of all your powers by Yami, the final boss, nearly all of the characters whose lives you've been working to improve throughout the game come to your aid, not by fighting, but by expressing their belief in you and your efforts. They finally show that they realize you've been working all along for them! The love these characters express inspire and empower you to regain your own power and defeat the embodiment of evil. Not to mention the Riding into the Sunset And the Adventure Continues closing scene.
  • The first Kingdom Hearts is this... when it's not too busy being Nightmare Fuel.
    • Birth by Sleep and Days also dip into it when they delve into the True Companions the heroes have.
    • The antics of your Dream Eater allies in Kingdom Hearts 3D can be quite adorable, even in the case of the ones who don't look particularly adorable.
  • Zelda's Lullaby from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time really would make a good lullaby. The way Link sways back and forth while playing it on his ocarina is also charming, as is the blue magic that surrounds him while he does so.
  • Elite Beat Agents. Some songs are funny. Some songs are heartwrenching. But every time the world is saved by everyone getting together and dancing, you'll smile for the rest of the day.
  • Servbots! Whether from The Misadventures of Tron Bonne or Marvel vs Capcom 2, you just can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy when these guys are around. Even when they're beating up manly men.
  • Braid. The first half.
  • Even though it's only for Face Book and MySpace, the game Pet Society by Playfish. It's where you make a pet, and try to raise coins to buy nice-looking clothes and furniture. Absolutely nothing there is inappropriate, violent or creepy-looking at all. One of those games for all ages that all could enjoy.
  • King's Quest games have a fair amount of Nightmare Fuel, Everything Trying to Kill You, and Guide Dang It... but if you reach the Golden Ending? They are a banquet of sweet dreams.
  • The Golden Ending to Final Fantasy X-2.
  • Endless Ocean. Launch the game. Listen to the smooth music. Dive. Pet cute fishes. Relax.
  • Even the Nightmare Fuel -prone Castlevania has a few of this as well. The most notable should be the Lighter and Softer Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, where Jonathan Morris and Charlotte Aulin, the close childhood friends, make the adventure as an opposite-sex duet, as opposed to the other protagonists going solo in the other Metroidvania games. From the way they interact with and tease each other, it gives a hint they have sincere crush with each other; Charlotte's wedding dress and engagement ring, especially when paired with Jonathan's tuxedo, further fuels this.
    • Just add any of the music of Salamander such as this, which happens to be from the same company as Castlevania, and you get a romantic duet adventure in space - Charlotte is a Vic Viper, and Jonathan is a Lord British/ Super Cobra, respectively.
    • Apart from the two protagonists, there's Jonathan regaining his respect for his father, and the general theme of familial love as expressed by Brauner, his daughters, and Eric Lecarde. The game even manages to make the relationship between Dracula and Death heartwarming!
    • Considering that the plot of the previous two installments of the series revolved around a Rival Turned Evil and the next one had a Big Bad Friend, it was surprisingly refreshing to see the protagonist find genuine True Companions in Aria Of Sorrow. Especially when you consider that their You Are Not Alone speech essentially convinces the Big Bad of the series to change his ways, and gives him back what he had lost centuries ago. And the story's being told from his viewpoint.
    • Even though it has some of the most potent Nightmare Fuel in the series, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is almost pure 2-D sidescrolling bliss, with some incredibly enjoyable and atmospheric levels, some highly amusing and enjoyable weapons and familiars to use, and one of the beautiful soundtracks ever put to a video game. If the song Lost Painting doesn't put you in a dream like state, nothing will.
  • The music in Gradius gives this, in spite of the game's tendency to give Nightmare Fuel just like Castlevania. Hearing it over the course, how would one not think of an amazing, heroic space adventure even if one is fighting a war against the Eldritch Abomination??
  • Animal Crossing. An idyllic little town where you can talk to cute anthropomorphic animals, fill your house with fountains and spaceships (or whatever else you want), or just kick back and go fishing. This game is the perfect antidote to a bad day.
    • The music is uplifting too. Almost every track from the original Gamecube game is amazing, and cheery. Namely the title theme.
    • It's better on Portable. Nothing against the console versions, but it can be nice to pull out a 3/DS when you're having a bad day and escape into your own private utopia.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Link and Zelda scenes. That is all.
  • The ending of Ghost Trick: After a night of undoing death after death Sissel finally manages to fix the world so Everybody Lives. Even Kamila's mother and Yomiel's fiancee. The ending sequence is an entire montage of everyone going about their newly renewed lives, peaceful and happy—including lonely kitten Sissel himself, who is adopted by Jowd and his family. Think about this again: You broke one of the most persistent curses that inevitably plague any anime-style storyline: The dead mother. It feels like you flat out ignored the laws of the universe when you realize you actually brought Kamila's mother back from the dead!
  • The entirety of the Harvest Moon series is this, really; a pleasant little utopia where nothing bad ever happens and you can spend your days watering virtual crops and petting virtual animals. It's so soothing.
    • Nothing bad ever happens? What about Nina's death? Or worse, your own at the end?
      • Super-bad stuff may or may not happen depending on the game. Most of the bad things are minor in the scope of the games, and can be fixed. Crops drowned out by rain? You can replant. Animals mad at you or sick? You can make it up to them/heal them with medicine.
  • The entirety of Dead or Alive Xtreme/Paradise. A summer sports game and vacation sim with beautiful scenery, all about having fun on a beautiful tropical island vacation, which completely frees the series from the often quite dark storylines of the main series. They're even playing with the villain of the series as if they're all good friends! Awwww!
  • The downloadable game Always Remember Me, a dating/life sim game where you play as Amy, a girl whose boyfriend, Aaron, has forgotten her after a car accident. Not only does the game allow you to get the happy ever after with Aaron, but also it encourages you to play through again to try to get a different happy ever after with one of three other guys who in their own way, have feelings for Amy. Plus every happy ever after is the topped with a perfect ending scenario, making it like dipping a strawberry in ice-cream. And that's not even getting to the theme music for the game it will rekindle your belief in true love
  • Dark Cloud II. You go around the continent and restore things to its former beauty, helping and recruiting a colorful cast of NPC's to aid the heroes in their journey. The bright, cel-shaded visuals really add to the sunshiny look to almost everything. In between rebuilding the world and bopping monsters, if there's water nearby you can pull out your fishing pole and have at it, or play a funky cool version of golf (Spheda). And whenever you go fishing or play Spheda, a nice, soothing acoustic song plays
  • The turret opera at the end of Portal 2, the translated lyrics are so sweet.
    • No mention of the Portal ending song? Sure, GLaDOS is making grim jokes at parts, but the entire song, being clever yet still good sounding, was a great way to end the game.
  • Super Mario RPG and its Spiritual Successor, Paper Mario. These inventive and charming Role Playing Games will give even the most jaded gamer a warm and fuzzy feeling when playing through them.
  • The Atelier series, with the exception of the Atelier Iris and Mana Khemia games, are about as sunny as an RPG series can get. There are no real villains outside of the monsters you fight, no serious threats to the world, country, or town, no wars, and a cast of fundamentally good characters. Atelier Iris and Mana Khemia games have villains and higher stakes, but are still more light-hearted than most Role Playing Games.
  • Bully. As much of a Crapsack World it is with an almost frightening portrayal of Adults Are Useless, you can rest easily knowing that if this actually did happen in real life, someone would have called the police and Bullworth would have been closed within a year.
  • Dikembe Mutombo's 4˝ Weeks to Save the World Nobody thought about the ending of this? Everyone singing about not being dead, and living will ALWAYS bring a smile to your face.
  • The entire ending of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The once again friendly ghosts playing with the protagonists really sells it. Even Luigi, who's normally deeply afraid of ghosts, is actually enjoying himself. He even adopts the Polterpup!
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. Happiest ending of the series and some really adorable moments, including a mini-game where you take care of a rabbit and teach it tricks for performing circus acts.
  • Tokimeki Memorial is generally a big dose of sweet dreams fuel, but "love mode" in the DS version of Girl's Side 2nd Season is just full of squee. It has a wonderful song and the guy you've been chasing muttering things in a mushy voice (you don't even need to speak Japanese to get the gist of it). Plus it only activates when he really likes you and the date went especially well. Poking them too much occasionally results in a Funny Moment, too.
  • Super Mario 3D World is an absolutely beautiful and stunning game for the Wii U! From the Sprixies to the Call Backs, this game is full of heartwarming moments and memorable levels! Especially the fact that this marks the first time after many years, the cast of Super Mario Bros. 2 are finally reunited and better than ever! Not to mention, the mind-blowing orchestrated soundtrack, courtesy of Koji Kondo and Mahito Yokota. And plus, cats.
  • Team Fortress 2. A beautiful First Person Shooter in a lovely cartoony style, with the most hilarious characters and voice lines imaginable and utterly funny gameplay. Hell, this entire game is one big Funny Moment!
  • Five Nights at Freddy's has a reputation of being one of the scariest games, if not the scariest, in existence. But you'll find the game is not so scary if you read what the fandom's been up to on tumblr, or this page.

    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.
  • Webcomic/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.

    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 [[Awesome Music/ awesomely]] catchy music and the insanely quotable humor, and you've got something totally awesome. I lessthanthree all of those Starkids out there. :)
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.

    Western Animation 
  • Charlie Brown and Snoopy's cartoons are covered with sweet moments.
  • Pretty much any cartoon made by Bob Clampett is going to be Sweet Dreams Fuel for anyone who loves Zany Cartoons. Beany And Cecil in particular is loaded with this trope, with some of the most imaginative stories and gags of any cartoon from the 60's. However, Bob can just as easily switch to the complete opposite once the oppurtunity arises, as he demonstrates in Porky in Wackyland and The Great Piggy Bank Robbery.
  • Walt Disney. Not the modern company, but the man himself. Regardless of all the rumors, you can't look at a picture of good old Uncle Walt smiling and not smile. His voice also had that "kind father telling bedtime stories" quality to it - even when he's outlining his plans for the Florida Project, there's a genuine warmth in his voice.
  • The Tom and Jerry episodes produced by Fred Quimby
  • Pocoyo. Straight up.
  • Futurama - great show, lots of moments that are Sweet Dreams Fuel, but there's something about the theme song that just puts a smile on my face every. single. time.
    • The theme song was so innovative, it almost didn't make it onto the show. The Futurama theme is based on "Psyché Rock", one of the more accessible compositions by musique concrčte progenitor Pierre Henry. In that context, however, it's possible for music to be relatively accessible yet almost devoid of melody. (To be fair: both pieces somehow have a melody, despite being based almost entirely on percussion.)
    • The characters are enough. And the laughs make everything so great.
    • "Neutopia", an episode that aired shortly after the series got Un-Cancelled, has the core cast gender-flipped... but not before becoming genderless first. The episode is about sexism, and to prove its point, the genderless Planet Express crew gets along really well before getting Rule 63'd. And before the dumpload of Fan Disservice that's the latter half of the episode... you get to see one of the cutest scenes in the entire series.
  • The Simpsons may be full of dark satire and bitingly sharp wit, but just three seconds of any town scene, or a single frame of the opening credits, let alone an entire episode; is enough to cause an explosion of cozy, bright-colored, safe, nothing-will-ever-change security.
  • Dexter's Laboratory makes me smile just thinking about it. Anyone else love this inventive, clever show?
    • Me me me! And I love the "Justice Friends" cartoons, too.
  • The Justice League episode "Comfort and Joy" makes me smile. Especially Ma and Pa Kent greeting their son's guest, the Martian Manhunter. "Oh, we're used to aliens around here." And Superman trying to use his X-ray vision to see through the wrapping paper. Love it.
    • I love the episode "Flash and Substance". A fun, lighthearted episode with wonderful dialogue. And Mark Hamill as the Trickster. And great character interplay. I understand this episode is a fan favorite, and I can see why.
  • Phineas and Ferb. Hey Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today!
  • Y'know what? I love My Little Pony And Friends. It makes me happy when I'm down. The Movie and the original special are the best—Call Upon the Sea Ponies and Nothing Can Stop the Smooze and witches being punished by eating ice cream and light triumphing over dark...
  • Care Bears. Because fluffy, plushie-like critters trying to bring happiness and smiles to people is just really cute.
  • Ding-A-Ling Wolf from Hokey Wolf cartoons is just made of Sweet Dreams Fuel.
  • Winnie the Pooh. Just, Winnie the Pooh.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. It's a sweet and funny show with sweet and funny characters. Pretty much every character's really cute.
  • Chowder. Especially the finale. Try not to d'awwwww at Scraps. I dare you.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball is the Sweet Dreams Fuel Unleaded. Colorful, multi-styled, and funny at times.
  • KaBlam! can brighten any rainy day. Funny and at times, cute. I dare you not to smile when Loopy smiles.
    • Or if June sings.
    • Or if Race Rabbot appears. C`mon, he's a little animatronic (but very realistic) bunny! So cute!!!!
    • Sniz and Fondue can make a person smile too. Who in the bloody hell can't resist their simple, yet cute looks?!
  • Mina and The Count, hailing from What A Cartoon! Show, was made up almost entirely of this trope.
  • If it can be considered western, anything animated by Rankin/Bass. It just leaves you with a fuzzy feeling, the kind reserved for great and memorable Christmases.
  • Although it only lasted 2 seasons (due to its poor time slot), Mission Hill is perhaps one of the funniest animated cartoons you'll ever see. Just watch this clip to see what I mean.
  • The theme songs to 1980's British children's shows Postman Pat and Fireman Sam. Try not humming along cheerfully.
  • Perils of Love Slap-Slap-Kiss never was so adorable.
  • The Small One is all about a little boy trying to find a home for his beloved pet donkey. As with most Don Bluth, even the Tear Jerkers are heartwarming.
  • Classic-era Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
  • Bagpuss. Of all Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate's "small worlds", this may be the sweetest and most comforting. The songs will instantly transport Brits of a certain age back to their childhoods.
  • Recess. The show is built on awesome, heartwarming, and funny moments. The characters are all very likable, and the main six kids are adorable. This will bring anyone back to their elementary school days.
    • Agreed. The creators come from Rugrats, which is already full of Sweet Dreams Fuel to begin with, and most of the episodes have really good lessons about life at the end. And let's face it, almost anyone who grew up watching the show wanted T.J. Detweiler as their best friend.
  • The Pre-Pieman 2003 Strawberry Shortcake series qualifies. Nothing too scary ever occurs in the show and it and episodes always end on a high note.
  • PB&J Otter. Just PB&J Otter. It's from the same minds that brought us Doug!
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy bends over backwards to try and be Nightmare Fuel, but is so hilarious that it trips over its own shoelaces and falls into this trope.
    • It's full of monsters, but most of them either turn out to be Ugly Cute or far too ridiculous to be even remotely scary.
      • Grim's the freakin' Grim Reaper and even HE'S adorable.
  • The Adventures Of Blinky Bill. In particular, the character Shifty Dingo.
  • The Popples will make you smile! It's cute and funny, too!
  • For dino-fans looking for an aversion for Artistic License - Paleontology: Dinosaur Train. It is also quite entertaining, in spite of being a kid's show on PBS.
  • Small Potatoes. A bunch of potatoes with British accents sing about things like being a good friend and enjoying the little things in life as is Small Potatoes Bill Thompson & The Small Potatoes. D'aaaaaawwww.
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold Is the one Batman series where it's lighter and softer compared the the previous animated takes on Batman. However what takes the cake is the Tear Jerker/Heartwarming Moment ending that shows almost every character, good and bad, have a little goodbye party, before the show is canceled. All topped with Batman telling that, so long as evil exists, he'll be there to stop it even in the next show and that is sweet dreams fuel indeed.
    Batman: So, this is really it.
    Ambush Bug: Yeah, looks like. At least you can say you had a good run.
    Batman: A great run. (to the camera) And until we meet again, boys and girls, know that wherever evil lurks, in all its myriad forms, I'll be there, with the hammers of justice, to fight for decency and defend the innocent. Goodnight.
    Batman closing the show, "Mitefall!"
  • "It's time for Animaniacs! And we're zany to the max..."
  • Wander over Yonder is a brilliant throwback to all that made cartoons great. Just try to listen to the opening titles without smiling immediately.

    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.
  • 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.

    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 feelďż˝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.

    Real Life 
  • Corgi puppies. Sweet GOD, corgis. They are these short, round sausages covered in fur flopping about with short little legs and big ears (that aren't up for a few months) and often short stubby little tails and when they don't, they wag their butts so hard... And that's not mentioning the almost-permanent ":D" almost all of them seem to have and the bouncy, bouncy, bouncy excitement that they get into.
    • Why limit this entry to corgis? Let's give domestic dogs in general some credit. It's a furry creature which is almost always happy to see you, and it loves being smothered with affection.
    • Psh. Shelties > Corgis. They have that facial expression *all the time* and also they breakdance.
    • Like Goldens, American Eskimo dogs have a perma grin as well as a fluffy white coat and the tendency to cross their front paws while lying down.
      • Tasmanian. Labradoodle. Puppies.
      • Pomeranians. My God, the puppies. Ever wanted a pet teddy bear?[2] [3] [4]
      • Small greek domestic dogs! I mean, how can you refuse this cute look?! (Granted, most puppies fall into this)
      • Albino Pekingese look like what you'd get if you cross-bred an Ewok and a bunny that was also the living embodiment of pure joy.
      • There's a reason vizsla owners often refer to their pets as 'velcro dogs.' Vizslas love to be around people and will stick very close to you, especially if they think you need cheering up or protecting (also, they're ADORABLE )
      • Westies. Fluffy white balls of cuteness and unconditional love and curiosity. They love people and have the sweetest eyes ever. They're better at making you feel better than any antidepressant in the world.
      • Samoyeds.
    • Shih tzus are just so tiny and fluffy. Just look at them.
    • Introducing Boo, recognized as the cutest dog in the world. And he's earned that title, too!
    • Pomskys are tiny adorable fuzy-wussies http://wtffunfact.com/post/65394641489/pomsky-cross-dog
    • No idea what they're called, but Corgi-Husky crosses (Cuskies? Horgies?) are pretty much the most adorable things ever. They stay that small, by the way. Forever puppies!
    • This list can't be complete in any way without mentioning Bolognese puppies. They are systematically amongst the cutest and friendliest dog races in the entire world, and it really shows!
  • Cats. Cats are nice.
  • A litter of kittens, old enough to chase each other madly about. Running wildly around, stopping for pets at random moments, and then dropping into a kittenpile until they recharge for more of the same.
  • A baby's smile or laugh.
    • Also, a baby sleeping. They look so peaceful...
      • Your infant managing to fall asleep in the safety of your arms.
      • A baby reaching for you.
  • Story of kitten, a recap/"best-of" montage of 99 previous videos about a cat named Fuchagi whose owner found him on the back of his truck as a small kitten, and adopted him as his own.
  • Mom's cookies. Especially freshly made after a bad day.
  • Hugs. Whether you're in a bad mood or a good mood.
    • It's psychologically proven—the contact lowers your blood pressure and raises oxytocin levels (the literal "warm and fuzzy feeling"). That must have been the best scientific experiment ever.
    • For the guys, it's especially great if the hug comes from a pretty girl. AWE
  • Any pothole to Sincerity Mode.
  • Gizzmo the Fennec Fox pup. And his Cat and Dog friends.
  • Hamsters. Especially teddy bear hamsters (the ones with really long fur). I mean, just look at the cute little thing! They're very cute when you put one in a plastic hamster ball and let it roll around on the floor. My mother once watched my hamster do that, and she decided, "You know, if you're depressed, you should just get a hamster." Not without reason did she say that.
    • Hamsters have been known to eat their own young. The more you know...
  • The Striking Viking Story Pirates perform skits and songs based on stories by elementary school students to promote literacy and creativity. The idea itself is pretty sweet, and the results can be very funny and entertaining, but the most heartwarming pieces they've put up on youtube would be I Love You The Best and Troll, as well as pretty much anything involving their Rollo puppet interacting with the authors.
  • Pet rats. Imagine a big, hyperactive mouse that can rest in a scarf and eat practically any human food from pasta to hamburgers. Now realize that this animal has little rounded ears & beady little eyes. Now think of the fact that you can take this critter on a walk around your house, teach it to recognize words, and often give mischievous, playful grins as they scamper about you, each other, and your furniture. In fact, Rupert Grint adopted Scabbers after filming because rats can be That. Damn. Cute.
    • I was going here to say the same thing. Rats are the sweetest.
  • Bunnies. Just look at this Holland Lop
  • Stargazing under a moderately dark sky. Just looking up at the band of the Milky Way and staring.
    • The fact that people loved the Hubble and its images so much that they pressured the NASA management to get it repaired again and take MORE pictures is like self-perpetuating Sweet Dreams Fuel.
  • Ferrets! Cute little animals that have as much energy as kittens and squirm around when you hold them. All they want to do is play and they'll play with any other animal, too. Ferrets love you.
  • This mother hen doing what she does best. DAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW.
  • Chinchillas. They're essentially a mix of squirrels and bunnies, with the softest fur ever made. Just look at them!
  • Cities. Something about these testaments to humanity's creative power can realy give you hope for the future.
  • Ducklings in the city.. Also doubles as a Heartwarming Moment for the Samaritan.
  • These otters. D'AWWWWWWWWW.
  • Ladybugs! Adorable little spotted beetles that will rid your garden of pests. Awesome, right?
  • This puppy and it's whistle. It makes you realize that the good things in life are sometimes the smallest.
  • Foals Everything about them, with their small knobby little legs and their little hobble walk. So cute.
  • Going to a natural history museum as an adult, looking at all of the dinosaur displays, and getting flashes of that "Dinosaurs are/were really big and really cool!" sense of wonder and awe from when you were a child. Even better if you can watch actual children demonstrating it with big smiles on their faces.
  • The porcupine who thinks he's a puppy!
  • Baby anythings. Consider this As a baby And this as a baby to these adult and respectively
    • Oh God, did you have to include the links to the adult animals? The fish especially is Nightmare Fuel. Here are some cute things to make up for it. (That last is a mouse deer, which are a whole category of adorable all on their own.)
  • Maine Coons! The Gentle Giant of cat breeds. Plus they are very talkative and love to snuggle up to their owners whenever they can.
    • Birman cats are also giant fluffs of cute! They are known for their docile nature, enjoying spending time with humans and other pets and just have great, relaxed personalities in general, let alone their beautiful blue eyes and their gorgeous fluffy coats! And their white little paws! And! AND! Bwah! Just SO cute!
  • Fireflies. Going outside during summertime, just as darkness is falling, and watching all the slow-moving, flashing bugs. They make me think of stars on earth.
  • This picture of a cat speaks for itself.
  • The feeling of belonging. Especially after being the loner for so long, it's delightful and amazing to feel part of a group.
    • I imagine for a lot of people - conventions and other fan events. There is nothing like this.
    • Oh, conventions, most definitely. A whole group of people — maybe one hundred, maybe two thousand, whatever — come together just to adore the thing they adore. Everyone enjoying each other's spectrum of creative works, staying out until strange hours, having so much fun that some forget to eat and bathe (a sidenote: if you go to a convention, please eat and bathe.) It's hard to put the right words to that kind of concentrated delight.
  • Science! The feeling of discovery and learning, of finding out something that explains something else, that explains something else. The real world can be really cool too, it turns out.
  • Snow.
  • Watching the galaxy rise afterwards (if possible). It leaves you with a sense of awe.
  • A full moon on an overcast night.
  • Sitting outside in early spring morning (like 4:00-5:00AM) listening to birds.
  • Animals that are lost as babies and taken in by other animals. such as this squirrel-cat.
  • Watching a little fawn take its first wobbly steps, first faceplant, and then get back up and start running.
  • Reading this page after spending several hours reading the old War And Crimes Against Humanity page and and similar, reducing to tears from the sadness. I now have a smile on my face and tears of heartwarming.
  • Turtles (and Tortoises too), natch! A lot of them are peace-loving creatures that generally do no harm to others (salmonella and snapping turtles aside). The sea turtle is one of the most beautiful sea critters out there in the ocean.
  • Owls! Technically they qualify as super advanced flying stealth dinsosaurs, but they're nice to us and so darn cute! Take a look for yourself.
  • Bats. In. Blankets. Granted, a few of these little guys fall more under Ugly Cute than conventionally cute, but still!
  • The feeling of gratitude that seems to radiate from people after you've organised something, or just done something for them in general.
  • Christmas morning. Whether you're eight or eighty.
  • Going outside on a cloudless night, and as your eyes adjust to the darkness, seeing the millions of stars in the sky.
  • Freedom, a disabled bald eagle rescued by a wildlife sanctuary, later returned the favor by comforting her keeper as he recovered from cancer. The description of basically being hugged by a giant bird of prey is awesome with a capital 'aw.'
  • Knowing that, despite all the scary ass shit in the world (as demonstrated in the 'Others' section of the Nightmare Fuel page), there is a pretty, peaceful, colorful side, is good.
  • Reading scary stories,watching scary films,seeing scary pictures...Then remembers they're all fiction.
  • Penguins. Those cute flightless birds that look like people wearing tuxedoes and have no natural fear of humans. It's true that Everything's Better with Penguins.
  • As seen in the page image, day geckos are quite cute and all too eager to accept a sweet treat. They can even be trained to take insects from your fingers with relative ease, be they wild or captive.
  • This video where a cat plays with a pod of dolphins.
  • Listening to the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra while reading the stories in their albums. No matter how dark it gets, it's worth going on the to end, because there's always a happy ending.
  • Squirrels. Watching those cute, furry little bushy-tailed critters timidly running away from people on the ground, and then leaping fearlessly between high tree branches is always nice.
  • Manatees. Fat, blubbery sea creatures who, despite their girth, are one of the most gentle animals under the sea. And, they're just adorable. [5]
  • Harp seals.
  • Guinea pigs. They're just adorable. Feeling down, angry, or any other negative emotion? Just watch this.
  • Stuffed animals!
    • Especially Teddy Bears.
    • As we know stuffed animals are a great toy to hold for comfort, whether you've been crying over a breakup, had a bad day, your hope came crashing down or if you're feeling lost and scared. Nobody is too old to hug a stuffed animal for comfort.
    • Or snuggling up to a real animal (providing it's a domesticated dog and cat that knows you, of course) Just having your pet be with you, feeling him/her beathe in content in your arms...it just reminds you that there's at least one creature on this whole planet that cares about you. After all, who else will take care of him/her?
  • Raccoons! Most of them aren't shy. Some of them just want to have fun!
  • The sight of a fully lit and decorated Christmas tree.....there's just something so magical about it.
  • Sunrises. There's something so wonderful about the promise of a new day and a fresh start.
  • Getting help from a stranger. Be it carrying your grocery shopping to your car, holding a door open when your hands are full, or picking up something you've dropped, few things are nicer than that split-second interaction that somehow manages to be so meaningful. Along the same lines, helping someone out with something, stranger or not, can give you a warm, fuzzy feeling.
  • This Eastern Screech Owl. Its tiny little call is the most adorable thing, only to be topped off by the fact its entire body literally vibrates as it makes its call!
  • Sloths. Especially baby two-toed sloths.
  • The whale shark.
  • Cetaceans. Especially Humpback whales and orcas.
  • Knowing that, despite all of the harshness of the world, there is Ubuntu http://wtffunfact.com/post/47913890143/ubuntu-words-meaning-african-cultures-and-stories
  • A ragdoll cat playing fetch. You're welcome.
  • Keepon, a cute dancing robot that can be used by autistic children to learn social interaction.
    • Leonardo is a robot that is intended to learn from social interaction. He looks like a Norn (or maybe Gizmo) and is now apparently scared of Cookie Monster (and possibly other blue fuzzy objects). Who doesn't want to hug him?
  • One of the best excuses to go to Pier 38 in San Francisco during the summer months: the harbor seals have migrated back and they have babies with them!
  • Hamsters. That is all.
  • A beautiful woman walking around barefoot.
  • Looking out at the grassy landscape outside of your back door if you live in the suburbs. The trees, the birds, the squirrels... And likely other wildlife that peacefully co-exists with you, especially if you leave food out for them. It can be truly relaxing and make you feel like you have a bunch of furry, feathery, and/or scaly neighbors that quietly appreciate the things you do. And it really highlights how utterly calm it is compared to the hustle and bustle of the city you're probably close to.
  • What about kisses, people?? Whether it's between lovers, family members (not like that, of course!), or between one friend to another who needs to be cheered up, the tender feeling of someone's lips against your face can make even the bleakest day seem brighter.

¤ Pugs and their puppies. Especially black pugs.

¤ Foals of any kind.


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