From the comics
- Explorers on the Moon: Wolff, overcome with guilt at betraying the others, leaving the rocket and marooning himself in space in the hope that it will give the others more oxygen; even Captain Haddock, who moments ago thought Wolff had actually tried to commit sabotage, is moved to tears by this.
- Tintin in Tibet: The Yeti's grief when Chang leaves.
Captain Haddock: "You can at least save yourself. You must cut the rope, it's the only answer!"Tintin: "Never! Either we're both saved, or we die together!"
- There's also the Captain trying to sacrifice himself to save Tintin, along with Tintin's reaction to his plan.
- Another one, when they arrive at the crashed airplane. The scene is already sad. And then Tintin finds a teddy bear... Thanks to Fridge Horror, we may easily guess what it means.
From the animated series
- In the scene in "Tintin in Tibet" where Haddock tries to sacrifice himself, he mutters bitterly to himself that he's "just getting rid of dead weight" while trying to cut the rope, which makes the scene all the more painful.
Captain Haddock: "Couldn't you find something else?"
- In the same episode, when Tintin finds the teddy bear (see above), Haddock says a line that's far more heartbreaking when it's heard than when it's read.