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--> '''Monica:''' Fiona know I'm here?
--> '''Ian:''' No... no, they don't know we still talk.
--> '''Monica:''' Oh.
--> '''Ian:''' Which is funny, 'cause they all say how alike we are.
--> '''Monica:''' That's probably not a compliment.
--> '''Ian:''' No, I think it is.


* Ian assuring Monica that someone mistaking them as siblings was probably meant as a compliment, even though [[BlatantLies he knows they don't]].

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* Ian assuring Monica that someone mistaking them as his siblings telling him that he and Monica are similar was probably meant as a compliment, even though [[BlatantLies he knows they don't]].don't]].


* Frank walking Liam to his kindergarten and eventually getting him into a nice private school for free, with Liam giving Frank a hug and telling him that he's a good parent. Though Frank is a horrible parent, it shows that he really does have ''some'' paternal instincts.
* Ian speech about his missing GI Joe when he is testifying on Lip's behalf as a character witness before the school board.
--> '''Ian:''' Lip... somehow got ahold of a map of the L, he got on the phone, he started making calls, and he found out where the train would be and when. Like, where it would be parked for the night. My parents wouldn't give him cash to take the train, so he took off on foot. He walked eighty city blocks down to Midway, talked the conductor guy into searching the trains... found my toy, walked eighty blocks back. He did all that by himself, he figured that all out at seven years old. I didn't even know what a map was. Lip is not supposed to be stuck in the ghetto.



* Frank walking Liam to his kindergarten and eventually getting him into a nice private school for free, with Liam giving Frank a hug and telling him that he's a good parent. Though Frank is a horrible parent, it shows that he really does have ''some'' paternal instincts.
* Ian speech about how Lip was able to find his missing GI Joe action figure when he is testifying on Lip's behalf as a character witness before the school board.
--> '''Ian:''' Lip... somehow got ahold of a map of the L, he got on the phone, he started making calls, and he found out where the train would be and when. Like, where it would be parked for the night. My parents wouldn't give him cash to take the train, so he took off on foot. He walked eighty city blocks down to Midway, talked the conductor guy into searching the trains... found my toy, walked eighty blocks back. He did all that by himself, he figured that all out at seven years old. I didn't even know what a map was. Lip is not supposed to be stuck in the ghetto.



** And finally Frank, who despite being devastated, shows a willingness to admit that Monica wasn't perfect, yet still shows absolute faith that she loved the family. And if the ending is anything to go by, he seems to have been welcomed back into the family.

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** And finally Frank, who who, despite being devastated, shows a willingness to admit that Monica wasn't perfect, yet still shows absolute faith that she loved the family. And if the ending is anything to go by, he seems to have been welcomed back into the family.


* Every time the kids pull together to pay for something one of them needs, sometimes donating down to their last dollar. It's heartwarming that even though they're broke and barely making enough to eat, Fiona absolutely wants to give each and every one of them as much as possible and she doesn't want anyone to feel neglected or miss out on something just because of money. Examples include:

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* Every time Everytime the kids pull together to pay for something one of them needs, sometimes donating down to their last dollar. It's heartwarming that even though they're broke and barely making enough to eat, Fiona absolutely wants to give each and every one of them as much as possible and she doesn't want anyone to feel neglected or miss out on something just because of money. Examples include:



** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving.

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** And not exactly a money one one, but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving.



* Sheila going into MamaBear mode and truly standing up to Eddie once Karen comes home in a crying rage after he publicly humiliated her. She doesn't even realise she's left the house until Frank points it out.

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* Sheila going into MamaBear mode and truly standing up to Eddie once Karen comes home in a crying rage after he publicly humiliated her. She doesn't even realise realize she's left the house until Frank points it out.



* Carl saying he´ll look after Liam when they get sent to foster care and Ian and Lip cheering up and comforting Debbie.
* In ''Can I Have a Mother?'', Frank tells Peggy about how all the kids are doing and is clearly proud of what they're doing, showing that even though he's an awful father, and even though he rarely shows it, he does actually notice their accomplishments and is proud of them.

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* Carl saying he´ll he'll look after Liam when they get sent to foster care and Ian and Lip cheering up and comforting Debbie.
* In ''Can "Can I Have a Mother?'', Mother?", Frank tells Peggy about how all the kids are doing and is clearly proud of what they're doing, showing that even though he's an awful father, and even though he rarely shows it, he does actually notice their accomplishments and is proud of them.



* Sheila and Jody's devoted efforts to take care of Peggy [[spoiler:in her last days.]] especially considering how horrible she was to them before.

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* Sheila and Jody's devoted efforts to take care of Peggy [[spoiler:in her last days.]] days]], especially considering how horrible she was to them before.



* Lip's final message to his child, even though [[spoiler:it's actually the kid of a character we've never heard of.]] Jeremy Allen White's performance was strong.
* Sheila and Jody taking care of Karen's baby after [[spoiler: they steal it from the hospital]]. Jody even makes a harness for himself so he can simulate breast feeding the baby.

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* Lip's final message to his child, even though [[spoiler:it's actually the kid of a character we've never heard of.]] later revealed to not be his]]. Jeremy Allen White's performance was strong.
* Sheila and Jody taking care of Karen's baby after [[spoiler: they steal it from [[spoiler:the originally chosen adoptive parents back out of the hospital]].deal due to the baby's Down's Syndrome]]. Jody even makes a harness for himself so he can simulate breast feeding the baby.



* Kev's speech to Veronica in ''May I Trim Your Hedges'', telling her that he wants to get to know Cheryl's son, who may or may not be [[spoiler:(and isn't)]] his kid, but it doesn't change the fact that after all they've been through, he would never leave her. So moving that it makes both Veronica and Fiona burst into tears.
* Debbie's little speech to Sheila: ďIíve seen crazy, and Iíve seen bad for kids. And youíre not either of those things. Youíre nice.Ē

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* Kev's speech to Veronica in ''May "May I Trim Your Hedges'', Hedges", telling her that he wants to get to know Cheryl's son, who may or may not be [[spoiler:(and isn't)]] his kid, but it doesn't change the fact that after all they've been through, he would never leave her. So moving that it makes both Veronica and Fiona burst into tears.
* Debbie's little speech to Sheila: ďIíve "I've seen crazy, and Iíve I've seen bad for kids. And youíre you're not either of those things. Youíre You're nice.Ē"



* The way Lip steps up to the plate after Fiona goes off the deep end. He's already dealing with a stressful workload at college and a thankless part-time job, but his dedication to his family is clear.
* Sheila's concern for the family of Native American orphans and genuinely wanting to adopt them. Although she doesn't succeed, the kids all hugging her and thanking her before they're sent off to live with their grandfather is really sweet.



* From "Emily", Frank, while under post-operative delirium, believes the titular little girl to a younger Fiona, and expresses genuine remorse for what a dick he's been. Emily actually overlooks the fact he's delirious and plays the part of Fiona.
** When Bonnie, Carl's new girlfriend is staying at the Gallagher's house, she and Carl are cuddling in his bed. When Carl takes off his shirt, she simply says "I don't like sex", and Carl simply puts his shirt back on and they resume cuddling.
** Mickey, on several occasions. But probably the line: "''Ian, what you and I have makes me free.''" Topped off by him literally risking his life coming out to everybody rather than losing Ian. Finally the last scene where Ian and Mickey, bloody and bruised, laugh together.
** Mickey's epic ComingOutStory at The Alibi that escalates into a BarBrawl. Very rarely is a bar fight heartwarming. Doubled down later when the cops arrest Terry for breaking parole, but the cop lets Mickey go, remarking that it'd be a lot of paperwork if he took Mickey in, and he'd rather get home to his husband, Carlos.

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* From "Emily", "Emily"
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Frank, while under post-operative delirium, delirious after his surgery, believes the titular little girl to be a younger Fiona, and expresses genuine remorse for what a dick horrible father he's been. Emily actually overlooks the fact he's delirious and plays the part of Fiona.
Fiona. Becomes a tearjerker when [[spoiler:Emily dies at the end]] and Frank is devastated and heartbroken.
** When Bonnie, Carl's new girlfriend girlfriend, is staying at the Gallagher's house, she and Carl are cuddling in his bed. When Carl takes off his shirt, she simply says "I don't like sex", and Carl simply puts his shirt back on and they resume cuddling.
** Mickey, on several occasions. But probably the line: "''Ian, "Ian, what you and I have makes me free.''" " Topped off by him literally risking his life coming out to everybody rather than losing Ian. Finally Finally, the last scene where Ian and Mickey, bloody and bruised, laugh together.
** Mickey's epic ComingOutStory at The Alibi that escalates into a BarBrawl. Very rarely is a bar fight heartwarming. Doubled down later when the cops arrest Terry for breaking parole, but the cop lets Mickey go, remarking that it'd be a lot of paperwork if he took Mickey in, and he'd rather get home to his own husband, Carlos.



* [[spoiler:"I'm worried about you, I love you"]]

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* [[spoiler:"I'm worried about you, I love you"]]you."]]



* Ian assuring Monica that his sibling probably mean it as a compliment when they compare him to her, even though [[BlatantLies he knows they don´t ]].

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* Ian assuring Monica that his sibling someone mistaking them as siblings was probably mean it meant as a compliment when they compare him to her, compliment, even though [[BlatantLies he knows they don´t ]].don't]].



* Carl trying to give Ian shock therapy.
* Debbie telling Lip she doesn´t want him to end up like Frank.

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* As misguided as it is, Carl trying to give Ian shock therapy.
therapy to help his bipolar.
* Debbie telling Lip she doesn´t doesn't want him to end up like Frank. Frank.
* Frank's relationship with Bianca. When she has a breakdown while trying to treat his bullet wound and reveals that she has terminal cancer, Frank shows genuine sympathy for her and decides to help her live out her last days the way she wants to.



* "Refugees": While Veronica is initially reluctant to take in a group of refugee children, she steps up to the plate well. The stand out moment would have to be when she discovers one of the kids is a girl who's been disguising herself as a boy and Veronica immediately takes out a box of Debbie's old clothes and lets the girl dress herself up however she wants, as well as helping her cover up a bullet scar with make-up.



* Ian speech about his missing GI Joe when he is testifying on Lip´s behalf as a character witness before the school board.

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* Ian speech about his missing GI Joe when he is testifying on Lip´s Lip's behalf as a character witness before the school board.



* After Carl uncharacteristically insecure rant about feeling like a freak, Lip and Ian [[ItMakesSenseInContext drugging Carl so he won´t get an erection]].
* Kev seeing how much of disarray that the laundromat that Fiona bought is in decides to help by bringing in everyone in the Alibi to help fix the place up - with the promise of a week of free drinks.
* The entire season 7 finale is heartwarming in a bittersweet way. On the one hand [[spoiler:Monica's death]] has hurt the whole family no matter what her relationship with them was. Despite that, this whole episode shows the whole family trying to move on:

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* After Carl Carl's uncharacteristically insecure rant about feeling like a freak, Lip and Ian [[ItMakesSenseInContext drugging Carl so he won´t won't get an erection]].
* Kev Kev, seeing how much of disarray that the laundromat that Fiona bought is in in, decides to help by bringing in everyone in the Alibi to help fix the place up - with the promise of a week of free drinks.
* The entire season 7 finale is heartwarming in a bittersweet way. On the one hand hand, [[spoiler:Monica's death]] has hurt the whole family no matter what her relationship with them was. Despite that, this whole episode shows the whole family trying to move on:



** and finally Frank, who despite being devastated shows a willingness to admit that Monica wasn't perfect, yet still shows absolute faith that she loved the family. And if the ending is anything to go by, he seems to have been welcomed back into the family.

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** and And finally Frank, who despite being devastated devastated, shows a willingness to admit that Monica wasn't perfect, yet still shows absolute faith that she loved the family. And if the ending is anything to go by, he seems to have been welcomed back into the family.


* Every time the kids pull together to pay for something one of them needs, sometimes donating down to their last $. It's heartwarming that even though they're broke and barely making enough to eat, Fiona absolutely wants to give each and every one of them as much as possible and she doesn't want anyone to feel neglected or miss out on something just because of money. Examples include:

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* Every time the kids pull together to pay for something one of them needs, sometimes donating down to their last $.dollar. It's heartwarming that even though they're broke and barely making enough to eat, Fiona absolutely wants to give each and every one of them as much as possible and she doesn't want anyone to feel neglected or miss out on something just because of money. Examples include:



** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt Turkey for thanksgiving.

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** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt Turkey a turkey for thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving.



* Ian´s and Lip´s conversation in the van the day after they have a fight about Ian sleeping with Kash.

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* Ian´s Ian and Lip´s Lip's conversation in the van the day after they have a fight about Ian sleeping with Kash.



--> Maybe today's the day, Mom.
* Though [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale the circumstances surrounding why he has to do it are dubious,]] the fact that Frank willingly lets Lip piss on him in order to earn his forgiveness is bizarrely heartwarming, considering he tries to get out of just about everything in his life.

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--> Maybe -->"Maybe today's the day, Mom.
Mom."
* Though [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale the circumstances surrounding why he has to do it are dubious,]] the fact that Frank willingly lets Lip piss on him in order to earn his forgiveness is bizarrely heartwarming, considering he tries to get weasel his way out of just about everything in his life.


* Every time the kids pull together to pay for something one of them needs, sometimes donating down to their last $. It's heartwarming that even though they're broke and barely making enough to eat, Fiona absolutely wants to give each and every one of them as much as possible and she doesn't want anyone to feel neglected or miss out on something just because of money. Examples include:
** Deb's party
** Carl's school lunch
** Excursions
** The Squirrel fund
** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt Turkey for thanksgiving.



* Every time the kids pull together to pay for something one of them needs, sometimes donating down to their last $. It's heartwarming that even though they're broke and barely making enough to eat, Fiona absolutely wants to give each and every one of them as much as possible and she doesn't want anyone to feel neglected or miss out on something just because of money. Examples include:
** Deb's party
** Carl's school lunch
** Excursions
** The Squirrel fund
** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt Turkey for thanksgiving.


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** Mickey's epic ComingOutStory at The Alibi that escalates into a BarBrawl. Very rarely is a barfight heartwarming. Doubled down later when the cops arrest Terry for breaking parole, but the cop lets Mickey go, remarking that it'd be a lot of paperwork if he took Mickey in, and he'd rather get home to his husband, Carlos.

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** Mickey's epic ComingOutStory at The Alibi that escalates into a BarBrawl. Very rarely is a barfight bar fight heartwarming. Doubled down later when the cops arrest Terry for breaking parole, but the cop lets Mickey go, remarking that it'd be a lot of paperwork if he took Mickey in, and he'd rather get home to his husband, Carlos.



* Ian assuring Monica that his sibling probably mean it as a complement when they compare him to her, even though [[BlatantLies he knows they don´t ]].

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* Ian assuring Monica that his sibling probably mean it as a complement compliment when they compare him to her, even though [[BlatantLies he knows they don´t ]].



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* When an angry meth dealer pulls a gun on the Gallagher clan, the older children are visibly seen standing protectively in front of the younger ones.

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* When an angry meth dealer pulls a gun on the Gallagher clan, the older children are visibly seen standing protectively in front of the younger ones.ones.
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** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt Turkey for thanksgiving.

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** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt Turkey for thanksgiving.thanksgiving.
*When an angry meth dealer pulls a gun on the Gallagher clan, the older children are visibly seen standing protectively in front of the younger ones.

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* Also, Kevin giving Ian a drink when he notices that he is sad about Mickey.
* Carl saying he´ll look after Liam when they get sent to foster care and Ian and Lip cheering up and comforting Debbie.


** and finally Frank, who despite being devastated shows a willingness to admit that Monica wasn't perfect, yet still shows absolute faith that she loved the family. And if the ending is anything to go by, he seems to have been welcomed back into the family.

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** and finally Frank, who despite being devastated shows a willingness to admit that Monica wasn't perfect, yet still shows absolute faith that she loved the family. And if the ending is anything to go by, he seems to have been welcomed back into the family.family.
* Every time the kids pull together to pay for something one of them needs, sometimes donating down to their last $. It's heartwarming that even though they're broke and barely making enough to eat, Fiona absolutely wants to give each and every one of them as much as possible and she doesn't want anyone to feel neglected or miss out on something just because of money. Examples include:
** Deb's party
** Carl's school lunch
** Excursions
** The Squirrel fund
** And not exactly a money one but Carl's attempts to help, especially the time he tried to hunt Turkey for thanksgiving.


* Ian´s and Lip´s conversation in the van the day after they have a fight about Ian sleeping with Kash.



* Ian assuring Monica that his sibling probably mean it as a complement when they compare him to her, even though [[BlatantLies he knows they don´t ]].



* Frank, albeit reluctantly, driving Debbie back home as she is giving birth and putting his own life at risk in the process.

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* Frank, Carl trying to give Ian shock therapy.
* Debbie telling Lip she doesn´t want him to end up like Frank.
*Frank,
albeit reluctantly, driving Debbie back home as she is giving birth and putting his own life at risk in the process.


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* Ian speech about his missing GI Joe when he is testifying on Lip´s behalf as a character witness before the school board.
--> '''Ian:''' Lip... somehow got ahold of a map of the L, he got on the phone, he started making calls, and he found out where the train would be and when. Like, where it would be parked for the night. My parents wouldn't give him cash to take the train, so he took off on foot. He walked eighty city blocks down to Midway, talked the conductor guy into searching the trains... found my toy, walked eighty blocks back. He did all that by himself, he figured that all out at seven years old. I didn't even know what a map was. Lip is not supposed to be stuck in the ghetto.
* After Carl uncharacteristically insecure rant about feeling like a freak, Lip and Ian [[ItMakesSenseInContext drugging Carl so he won´t get an erection]].

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** Mickey's epic ComingOutStory at The Alibi that escalates into a BarBrawl. Very rarely is a barfight heartwarming. Doubled down later when the cops arrest Terry for breaking parole, but the cop lets Mickey go, remarking that it'd be a lot of paperwork if he took Mickey in, and he'd rather get home to his husband, Carlos.
** The child services agent noting that most people are trying to dump their kids, and the Gallagher family has taken in more to keep them from freezing. Then she tells Lip exactly when her next "surprise visit" is going to be.

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** Even if it is interpreted for what it is more likely to have been [[spoiler: Mickey deciding not to kill Frank either not to deprive Ian of a father, no matter how shitty, or risk going to jail for good. He decided to just go to prison for a little bit until it all blows over instead]] it's still heartwarming

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** The inevitable blowout and shared beer is also a weird (Gallagher) type of blood-covered heartwarming.

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* After Fiona hands her birth control, reminding her there's no room for any more Gallagher babies, Monica thanks Fiona for all she's done to take care of the kids.

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