- Even though it was a Hope Spot, Leo attacking the first Bloody Face copycat with only one arm in order to save his wife was pretty heartwarming.
- Sister Jude visiting the house of the girl she killed in a drunken hit and run. The look when Missy walks in alive and well is quite a moment.
- Sister Jude's final six months. She eventually returns to sanity under Kit's nursing hand, acts as a grandmother to his two children, and becomes close friends with Kit himself.
- Judy's parting words to Kit's children, particularly to Julia, which is something along the lines of "Never let a man tell you who you are." (It's especially bittersweet, considering that her life as a mixed-race daughter of a three-way marriage in a particularly intolerant part of late '60s/early '70s America is going to be fraught with difficulties.) This is followed by the children's refusal to go outside and play, instead staying with Jude while she dies. The scene switches between heartwarming and Tear Jerker several times.
- Despite all the hell she went through, Lana has earned herself a successful journalism career and a happy relationship.
- In her interview, Lana reveals what happened to Kit's children: Thomas became a law professor, and Julia is a renowned surgeon. It's good to know that even though they're quite probably the product of supernatural intervention, their remarkable talents are not only entirely an extension of their human side, but that they've put them to use to help other people.
- Lana and Kit hugging in the common room in episode ten. They both look incredibly relieved to see each other.
- Even though it's in Sister Jude's head, "The Name Game." Seeing Lana and Kit smile and dance and have a good time is enough to make anyone smile back.
- Jude teaching Kit to dance, along with his children. They've truly become a family.
- Lana and Kit remaining friends after Briarcliff, with him asking her to be godmother to his kids, which she accepts. She seems to visit them continuously over the years, and stays close to Thomas and Julia even after Kit disappears.
- In the first episode (though it also doubles as Tear Jerker knowing what's to come), everything between Alma and Kit. They're clearly deeply in love, and it's absolutely wonderful, especially given that happy couples are few and far between on AHS in general.
- Sister Mary Eunice is very encouraging and supportive to young Jenny, telling her to not let anyone make her feel ashamed or stop her from using her gift. Of course, Sister Mary Eunice is literally the Devil, and Jenny is an Enfant Terrible whose "gift" is basically that she is a sociopath who goes on to murder her brother, sister, and mother, so YMMV
Heartwarming / American Horror Story: Asylum