** In particular, the moment after they leap the gorge together. Spirit lands, Little Creek falls off of him, both of them roll to a stop beside each other. Little Creek sits up...and for several long moments, they both just breathe hard and stare at each other, Little Creek holding onto Spirit's mane as the enormity of what just happened sinks in. And in that moment, they're more united than they've ever been.
** Even more so when Spirit quickly goes from annoyed with the toddler grabbing his nose to instantly comforting and nuzzling her and especially the little smile on his face with the toddler leaves; given how he previouslt felt about humans, it's a small but lovely scene.
* Only a small moment, but a telling one nonetheless. Just before Spirit's loaded onto the train and 'Sound the Bugle' starts up, one of train workers pets him kindly and speaks calmly to him, saying that it'll be alright. It's good to see there are 'two-leggeds' that treat horses with genuine compassion, and who ''aren't'' Lakota.
** Even more so when
* Only a small moment, but a telling one nonetheless. Just before Spirit's loaded onto the train and
** The moment after [[spoiler:they escaped the Colonel at the end]], in which Spirit [[spoiler:allows Little Creek to ride him so they can return home. Especially since this is a CallBack to the moment earlier during their training in which Spirit trolled Little Creak by making him think he would let him ride him, only to throw him out.]]
* In a weird sort of way, [[spoiler: the Colonel's decision to let Spirit and Little Creek go. He even goes so far as to stop one of his men from shooting and killing the pair of them, before sharing a nod of acknowledgement and respect with Spirit for all he has done (not least of all, jumping a freaking CANYON to escape).]] It's a WorthyOpponent moment at its finest.
* Spirit [[spoiler:reuniting with Esperanza at the end,]] to the fitting music of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVWQkah4xTQ "I Will Always Return".]]
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