- Fallout usually depicts a Crapsack World where everyone is at each other's throats. However, the people of West Virginia did their absolute best after the apocalypse to help other people recover. The Responders and the Order of Mysteries, especially, acted purely as heroic do-gooders with considerable self-sacrifice. Becomes a Tear Jerker with the fact these groups perished not because of character flaws but because of uncaring natural forces like disease combined with the Zombie Apocalypse.
- Cold Case becomes this after setting up what seems like a Tearjerker story. A young boy is kidnapped by a seeming predator from a waterpark, only to find out the predator was his uncle. After being held prisoner for a few days by the Well-Intentioned Extremist, he escapes and ends up being rescued by Vault-Tec to be deposited in one of the Vaults just as the bombs drop.
Heartwarming / Fallout 76