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Heartwarming / Digimon Adventure

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  • In the first episode, when everyone meets their Digimon for the first time, most of the Chosen are either confused or just freaking out...except TK and Sora, who are both happy to meet their new little companions.
  • "Trash Day" Gabumon promising that he'd stand by Matt, no matter what. The crest of friendship's glow is restored, and he Warp-Digivolves to MetalGarurumon. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome as well.
  • "Sora's Crest of Love" is pretty much an entire episode of this. We find out that while the group was separated, Sora and Biyomon had been helping them all along. Sora figures out her mother really did care about her when she feels the same way about Biyomon, her love for her partner ultimately triggering her crest to let her digivolve into Garudamon.
    • When Sora is refusing to admit that she can love, TK proves that Children Are Innocent after all. He asks Sora not to go away again because he missed her and that when she's around he doesn't miss his mother so much. Sora is moved to tears by this, realising how silly she has been.
    • TK's words are a bit more of a Tear Jerker in the dub as he tells her that he wishes she'd stay because he doesn't like when his family- er, the team is separated.
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    • Not to mention a few episodes later, Ms. Takenouchi asks Biyomon if Sora hated her, Biyomon just relies what Sora had told her before. The woman just smiles happily to know her daughter loves her after all.
  • It's a minor thing, but Koromon and Kari playing pattycake together in episode 21 is just too adorable not to mention.
  • Even after everything that happened in the Princess Mimi episode...when the Gekomon and Otamamon see Mimi again, they're so THRILLED TO SEE HER! It was just so cute!
    • Joe, Mimi, Palmon and Gomamon striking up a friendship with their old foe Ogremon was just so sweet as well. Ogremon broke out into genuine tears when he realized he could think of them as friends.
  • After Kari got sick, and spent a while separated from her brother...Tai has been worried sick about her, and they're finally reunited again, what do they do? Run to each other, Tai picks his sister up and twirls her around! Everyone now...D'AWWWWW!
  • Tai barreling in to save Sora from Datamon in episode 20 always brings warm fuzzies!
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  • Just the simple act of Matt going through all the trouble to take TK home who lives far away now in episode 33 is so sweet. Heck, any small moment where you see Matt and TK show that they care a lot about each other is just so sweet.
    Patamon: We like it when you guys get mushy.
  • Throughout the series Izzy becomes increasingly dependent on Tai's respect for his self esteem (which is implied to be pretty low). When he breaks down at his failure to solve a puzzle and states that's he's proved unworthy of their trust, Tai comes in and tells Izzy that trust has nothing to do with it. He's their friend, and part of a team that's all got his back. This really seems to get through to him, as his actions afterwards all show a much greater respect for his own worth.
  • During the flashback episode where the kids and digimon witness the events of their eggs and crests, Gatomon notices her digi-egg fall during the rescue effort. She laments about how that event lead to her being lost and her dark path, but then Biyomon then reminds her that despite that, she still came back to them. Everyone together now, AAAAAAAW!
  • Something that's been haunting Izzy throughout the series is the Dark Secret his parents have been keeping from him; that he's adopted. When he finally confronts them over this, they explain that he's actually the son of a close relative who died in car accident, and their own child died as baby, so they adopted Izzy. However, the Izumis make it clear that, adopted or not, they love Izzy so much that all they want is his happiness, and Izzy breaks down and embraces his parents.
    • Earlier, there's a moment when Izzy has set up a digital barrier in their apartment to keep his parents safe, and is about to leave to join the others. His mother calls out before he leaves...but instead of insisting he stay with them, or demanding answers as to what's going on, just tells him that she knows he's growing up and she trusts him to take care of himself, but he's still their little boy, and to promise to stay safe. This hits Izzy hard (especially given the secret which at this point his parents still don't know that he knows), and he's visibly struggling to keep his composure for a moment before forcing a smile and assuring them that he'll be fine.
  • Kari freeing a large group of Numemon from slavery, and the Numemon trying to save her life in turn in episode 49.
  • Perhaps the Most powerful Moment of Heartwarming was from Episode 37. While doubling as a Tear Jerker, it is Wizardmon's last words before dying after Myotismon's Grizzly Wing attack. He tells Gatomon/Tailmon that she doesn't need to apologize because he had no regrets for making his sacrifice to save her. Then on top of that he thanked her for befriending him so that he wouldn't have to live alone forever in misery and thus giving his life meaning.
  • Gatomon's Heel–Face Turn. Gatomon escaping her life of forced servitude and finding happiness with Kari.
  • In episode 14 we see the Yokomon from episode 4 arriving to help the Digidestined build a raft. Biyomon reuniting with and hugging all her 'sisters' is just so darn adorable.
  • Mimi apologizing for her brattiness in episode 25, "Princess Karaoke'', and the others forgiving her.
  • During the introduction of the Dark Masters, there's a brief shot of Angewomon being knocked out of the sky and Kari running to try and catch her. She gets bowled over, of course, since Angewomon is about three times her size. It's very adorable.
  • The kids' farewells to their Digimon before they leave the Digiworld are a mix of heartwarming and tearjerking.
    • Sora thanks Biyomon for helping her realize that her own mother truly loved her, in spite of their differences.
    • Jou and Gomamon shake hands, and in the dub, Joe comments on what a strong grip someone without hands has.
    • Koushirou tells Tentomon that he loves him, and gives him a good hug goodbye.
    • Takeru and Patron begin crying over their separation, but calm down when they realize that if they met up after Angemon died and came back after Devimon, then they could too.
    • Between Yamato and Gabumon, but Matt plays his harmonica one last time.
    • Hearing the aforementioned harmonica makes Tai tear up. Calming down, he and Agumon look back on their memories.
    • Hikari gives Tailmon/Gatomon her whistle, and assures her 'digi-kitty' that while it is good bye, it's only until "Next time."
    • Palmon disappears on Mimi, because the Digimon thinks it would be too painful to say goodbye. However, just as the kids take off on the trolly, Palmon runs out, yelling farewells and apologies to Mimi. She trips, Mimi's hat goes flying...
      • ...And the theme begins playing as all the Digimon start running after the trolly shouting as well. While the kids shout back, only Mimi stays silent, smiling and shedding Tears of Joy.
  • The surprisingly fantastic Digimon movie shows Tai and Matt travelling into the internet, not with Techno Babble, but through sheer love for their Digimon.
    Tai: "Listen, I don't have a whistle to wake you, but I want you to know you're not alone. Okay? And the mail keeps coming. It won't stop! Kids from all over the world are writing to you. They need your help. You're the only one who can do it! Feel their hope! Feel their strength!"
    WarGreymon: "Tai..." *cough* "I... FEEL THEM!" (Cue Moment of Awesome.)
    • The sequel Diaboromon Strikes Back, has another moment on the part of a crowd of nameless onlookers. Diaboromon has appeared in the harbour a la Godzilla and pretty much half the city has shown up to watch the fight, Omnimon is out for the count and things are looking pretty much hopeless, when Ken and Daisuke show up and hear their Digimon calling for them across the crowded pier. They struggle to get to each other through the throng of people — then Daisuke yells and the crowd, realising who (and what) these two kids are immediately part en masse to let them through and reach their partners - all of them smiling, cheering and encouraging them.


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