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In general, this kind of scene is used to emphasize the bond the two characters share, either familial or [[FriendshipMoment platonic]], or (less commonly) to make an otherwise [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive or aloof]] character look sympathetic.

Frequently a source of SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments. Compare SleepCute.

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In general, this kind of scene is used to emphasize the bond the two characters share, either familial or [[FriendshipMoment platonic]], friendly]], or (less commonly) to make an otherwise [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive or aloof]] character look sympathetic.

sympathetic. It will probably result in SleepCute.

Frequently a source of SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments. Compare SleepCute.\n



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', we see a montage of Simba waking up Timon and Pumbaa in the middle of the night for various reasons. At least once, he wakes them up because of a nightmare. [[FridgeHorror No points for guessing what that nightmare might have been]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', we see a montage of Simba waking up Timon and Pumbaa in the middle of the night for various reasons. At least once, he wakes them up because of a nightmare. [[FridgeHorror [[DeathByOriginStory No points for guessing what that nightmare might have been]].


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* ''Literature/MercyWatson'': In the first book, Mercy feels unnerved by the dark and goes to her owners' room to sleep with them. Unfortunately, the floor can't stand up to the weight of two adults and a pig.


** The episode ''Springfield'' had Lisa and Maggie waking Homer up in the middle of the night and asking to bunk with him because they were scared of the boogieman. Homer's response? Become scared of the Boogieman himself (believing he's already inside the house), wake up Bart, and by the time Marge came back from the casino and entered her home, the whole family had created a makeshift fort in the main bedroom and Homer was armed ''with a shotgun'' (which he had already shot a few times--once right through the front door).

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** The episode ''Springfield'' ''$pringfield'' had Lisa and Maggie waking Homer up in the middle of the night and asking to bunk with him because they were scared of the boogieman. Homer's response? Become scared of the Boogieman himself (believing he's already inside the house), wake up Bart, and by the time Marge came back from the casino and entered her home, the whole family had created a makeshift fort in the main bedroom and Homer was armed ''with a shotgun'' (which he had already shot a few times--once right through the front door).

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* In ''Series/EverythingsGonnaBeOkay'', Genevieve and Matilda cuddle up to their father Darren just before his death. The next episode shows them sharing his bed after his death. Later, Matilda starts cuddling up with classmate Drea during sleepovers, as Drea has hypersensitivity issues and needs someone squeezing her waist so that she can sleep better, but this gets complicated when they start dating, as Drea crushes herself against Matilda's chest, activating her own hypersensitivity issues.


* PlayedForDrama in ''Literature/{{Touch}}''--the story opens with the twelve-year-old protagonist, James, in a therapy session, [[RapeAsBackstory one week after being raped]]. He mentions having nightmares, and the therapist suggests that sleeping with his parents might make him (and even them) feel safer. Though reluctant to make them worry about him even more, James finds that this does help. The first time he tries sleeping in his own room, however, he has a FlashbackNightmare which prompts his TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Literature/{{Touch}}''--the ''Literature/{{Touch 2017}}''--the story opens with the twelve-year-old protagonist, James, in a therapy session, [[RapeAsBackstory one week after being raped]]. He mentions having nightmares, and the therapist suggests that sleeping with his parents might make him (and even them) feel safer. Though reluctant to make them worry about him even more, James finds that this does help. The first time he tries sleeping in his own room, however, he has a FlashbackNightmare which prompts his TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening.

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* In ''Film/AndYourNameIsJonah'', Jonah moves into his parents' bed because he's scared of his brother's Spider-Man doll.


In general, this kind of scene is used to emphasize the bond the two characters share, either [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther familial]] or [[FriendshipMoment platonic]], or (less commonly) to make an otherwise [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive or aloof]] character look sympathetic.

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In general, this kind of scene is used to emphasize the bond the two characters share, either [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther familial]] familial or [[FriendshipMoment platonic]], or (less commonly) to make an otherwise [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold abrasive or aloof]] character look sympathetic.


* An early episode of ''Manga/Sekirei'' has [[TokenMiniMoe Kuu]] waking up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and she gets scared by [[PlayfulHacker Matsu]], whom she mistakes for a ghost due to her creepy smile and ScaryShinyGlasses. This prompts her to run off to Minato's room and cling to him. The next morning, Miya states that she thought Minato had taken Kuu, implying that she slept in his room that night.

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* An early episode of ''Manga/Sekirei'' ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' has [[TokenMiniMoe Kuu]] waking up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and she gets scared by [[PlayfulHacker Matsu]], whom she mistakes for a ghost due to her creepy smile and ScaryShinyGlasses. This prompts her to run off to Minato's room and cling to him. The next morning, Miya states that she thought Minato had taken Kuu, implying that she slept in his room that night.

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* An early episode of ''Manga/Sekirei'' has [[TokenMiniMoe Kuu]] waking up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and she gets scared by [[PlayfulHacker Matsu]], whom she mistakes for a ghost due to her creepy smile and ScaryShinyGlasses. This prompts her to run off to Minato's room and cling to him. The next morning, Miya states that she thought Minato had taken Kuu, implying that she slept in his room that night.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': In [[https://garfield.com/comic/1984/07/15 this comic]], a thunderstorm awakens and frightens Odie and Garfield, so they seek shelter in Jons bed. Jon sends them back to their own beds. Then another lightning frightens him, and the final panel shows all three trying to fit into Garfields bed.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': In [[https://garfield.com/comic/1984/07/15 [[https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1984/07/15 this comic]], a thunderstorm awakens and frightens Odie and Garfield, so they seek shelter in Jons bed. Jon sends them back to their own beds. Then another lightning frightens him, and the final panel shows all three trying to fit into Garfields bed.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', we see a montage of Simba waking up Timon and Pumbaa in the middle of the night for various reasons. At least once, he wakes them up because of a nightmare.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', we see a montage of Simba waking up Timon and Pumbaa in the middle of the night for various reasons. At least once, he wakes them up because of a nightmare. [[FridgeHorror No points for guessing what that nightmare might have been]].


* This is a common FandomSpecificPlot in the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fandom. Many fanfics feature the sisters going into each other's rooms after a nightmare (usually Anna into Elsa's) or outright having them move into each other's rooms. It's commonly used in order to depict them bonding after a decade of being separated:

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* This is a common FandomSpecificPlot in the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' fandom. Many fanfics feature the sisters going into each other's rooms after a nightmare (usually Anna into Elsa's) or outright having them move into each other's rooms. It's commonly used in order to depict them bonding after a decade of being separated:



* In ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', we see a montage of Simba waking up Timon and Pumbaa in the middle of the night for various reasons. At least once, he wakes them up because of a nightmare.

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', we see a montage of Simba waking up Timon and Pumbaa in the middle of the night for various reasons. At least once, he wakes them up because of a nightmare.

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* In ''Series/PartyOfFive2020'', middle child Valentina develops a habit of crawling into her older brother Beto's bed in order to ward off her anxiety, which frustrates Beto because getting Val calm enough that she can drift back off means he's getting less sleep himself.

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* ''Webcomic/PixieAndBrutus'': [[CuteKitten Pixie]] asks [[HeroicDog Brutus]] if she can sleep with him because of the loud storm outside. Given that Brutus [[ShellShockedVeteran had been suffering combat flashbacks]] from the thunder, it works both ways.

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* In ''Series/{{Euphoria}}'', Rue first ends up in bed with Jules because she's high and doesn't want her mom to find out about it. She soon finds that platonically sharing a bed with Jules alleviates the anxiety that's been driving her addiction for so many years, so they keep the arrangement going, as Jules herself finds that having Rue for a bedfellow discourages her from her own self-destructive sexual tendencies. [[spoiler:Of course, then they fall in love, and it gets complicated.]]
* In ''Series/{{Emergence}}'', Mia insists that Piper stay in her bed with her after a home invasion. Mia is very protective of Piper.

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* ''Webcomic/RainingKnives'': A flashback depicts Jerry [[FrightInducedBunkmate going into his brother Dylan's room]] due to a storm.

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