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  • The Interaction between Cap and Superman in After Hours #7.
  • The end of the After Hours finale when, after Superman hits the Reset Button in what he thinks is an Heroic Sacrifice, Stan Lee and the Marvel heroes all tell him that while some may say that Marvel heroes are more relatable because of their imperfections, what really makes them relatable is that they're all trying to do the best they can to do the right thing, and that Superman represents the ideal they all strive toward.
    • The "Heroic Sacrifice" was pretty heartwarming itself. "...Goodbye, Lois."
  • In Happy Hour, it turns out Harley reciprocates Gobby's feelings.
  • In Happy Hour, when Spidey is strapped to a chair after Joker fails to turn him Darker and Edgier.
    Spider-Man: Maybe I don't know when I've been beaten. But maybe that's why you can't beat me. You tried to make me think all my loved ones were killed in order to make me some darker version of myself. Well guess what, my mother is dead, my father is dead, my uncle was shot, even my girlfriend was murdered! [...] The point is, I have lost everything I ever cared about and I'm still here with all the morals I started with. Now you're looking for some magic button to push to change me. Well, you give it all you got, because I'm either just too strong or too stupid to lose hope!
  • In the Happy Hour finale, Spider-Man finds himself dangling over a giant chasm almost in reach of Lance's head and Batman tells him to let it go and grab his hand. What ensues is possibly the sweetest, most heartfelt moment in the entire series (Ironically, in a Shout-Out to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade):
    Spider-Man: I can reach it! Don't you see? We can study him! We can see what he saw in my memories! We can get a closer look at—
    Batman: Peter. Peter... let it go.
    Spider-Man: I... I can't. I can't take not knowing—it's just too much! I'm not like you.
    Batman: Like me?
    Spider-Man: Don't you know why I thought you were so cool? It's because of this. You can take anything that comes your way. No family, no powers—it doesn't matter! Nothing gets you down. I thought if I could be more like you, then...I've had to take a lot of crap in my life but this...this is too much. Don't you get it? I'm all alone.
    Batman: No, you're not. (Spider-Man slowly gives him his other hand and Batman pulls him up)
    • The fact that Batman called Spider-Man by his real name for the first time is heartwarming enough.
  • After the events of Happy Hour, Batman and Spider-Man talk.
    Spider-Man: Funny, isn't it? The one guy who actually who wants to be darker saves everyone because he can't be.
    Batman: Spider-Man, at the risk of over-inflating your ego, let me tell you something. Being optimistic when you know the odds are against you is not a bad thing. Stupid but not bad. Neither is refusing to let go of that optimism when life takes things away from you. That takes strength. That takes courage. And it's who you are. Not all heroes have to be dark to be successful. If anything, my friend, you are the living embodiment of why the Joker was wrong.
    Spider-Man: I thought you said you didn't have any friends.
    Batman: I don't. It's an expression. But... you are one of the few people I'd be proud to call an acquaintance.
    • Batman refusing to allow Clark to apologize to him about the way the Joker made him act.
  • The The Dark Knight style ending to Happy Hour.
    Batman: You need to understand something Clark: we both give everything we've got to fight for justice, but at the end of the day, you're still the most powerful being on Earth, and I'm still one of the richest men in the world. Spider-Man has neither luxury. He has had to sacrifice everything, time and again, more than either of us ever will. That's what he does. That's who he is. Maybe one day he'll have a chance to get things straightened out, but until then he'll deal with it. Because he can take it. Because he's a hero. And because not all heroes have to be dark. Because he's one hero whose spirit can't be broken. Because no matter what, he'll always be... your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
  • After some attempts at Father's Day videos go horribly wrong, Spider-Man worries that the fact all of the featured superheroes have Disappeared Dads will prevent any of them from having a happy Father's Day. Superman reminds him there's still someone they can celebrate with... so they all hold a surprise party for Stan Lee. Excelsior!
    • Then there's the dedication at the end. Manly tears.
  • The Thanksgiving special has, among others, Green Lantern thank his "extremely forgiving audiences", Terry McGinnis thank "fans who never forgot about [him]", Batman thank Alfred, and of course, ItsJustSomeRandomGuy thank his fans for staying with him for so long.
  • The end of Twas the Dark Knight before Christmas? Just the way that Bruce thanked Santa/Clark made this troper go all fuzzy.
  • In Rorschach and Deadpool #2 (Marvel/DC/Buddy Cop Parody) Rorschach and Deadpool get their own "break-up" episode. After a sad reprise of their theme song where they both mistaken somebody else for each other they meet again.
    Rorschach: You do know I just might shoot you to get rid of you again, right?
    Deadpool: And I'll keep getting up and following you.
    Rorschach: You know you could easily shoot me back. Even kill me.
    Deadpool: Nah that's Dr.Manhattan's job. Beside's what fun would that be?
    Rorschach: Hrmm.
    Deadpool: What?
    Rorschach: You actually care about me?
    Deadpool: Well, you and your ability to endure being tortured by me, yeah.
    Rorschach: Sorry. Can't have anyone caring. Not on this mission.
  • Everyone singing "America The Beautiful", especially as it comes in the wake of Captain America's return.
  • All of the Avengers defending Captain America's movie. Afterwards, they all explain why:
  • Random Guy's announcement of his return to making videos. The guy's just so humble and grateful to all of his fans for sticking with him.
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  • The progression of Superman's relationship with Lois in Sh!t Superman Says. The reboot undoing anything did not effect the warm and fuzzies.
  • As the Avengers and Batman debate over their 2012 movies, Captain America points out that as long as they all get to change the future of superhero movies, they might as well enjoy it together. Thor agrees, and gives "three cheers for Batman and the Avengers!"
  • The way Batman appears to have taken the youngest hero Spider-Man under his cape. They might have started off on the wrong foot, but in "After Hours" Batman answers question after question (and then some) about what's in his utility belt, without once losing patience.
  • A meta example when he decided to delay some videos to distance it from the Aurora Shooting.
  • Despite the extremely long delays, Zero Hour 7 features some wonderful Character Development for Gobby, Deadpool and Harley. Wow.
    • Gobby's Heroic Sacrifice to keep Harley from being rebooted, Deadpool's reflection on his feelings concerning Rorschach both before he was dead and when talking to Death, and Harley choosing Gobby in the end over Joker. Man, how are plastic toys able to make you feel this warm and fuzzy inside while also reducing you to tears?
  • Just a small one, but both of the times Gobby appears to die, Batman is there to comfort Harley with an arm around the shoulder. It's a neat little shout out to the on-again off-again Odd Friendship the two characters had in Batman: The Animated Series.
  • This:
    Superman: What could possibly make you think I would help you destroy an entire universe?
    Lex: Because it's the right thing to do.
    Superman: You're insane!
    Lex: Because the Marvel Universe has corrupted everything you stand for, all in the name of high drama. Think about it, Kal-El! Your job is to be an inspiration for people. Someone they can look up to, someone they can aspire to be like. In steadfastness, in character, in ideals, and what did Marvel offer? They said "Don't worry, you don't have to aspire to anyone in our books. You just have to relate to them." And now we have an entire culture that thinks that who they are is just fine, and how dare anyone suggest that they could improve themselves! Why aspire to be Superman when it's so much easier to relate to Spider-Man? No one wants to look up to you anymore, Superman. They don't want to strain their necks. Instead, they look straight ahead at the compromised heroes in front of them and say, "That'll do just fine." Don't you see? We have the power to put it all back the way it was! The way it should be! You can still be the inspiration you once were! You can still make a difference. Isn't that why you became a hero in the first place?
    Superman: I also became a hero to stand for certain principles. And this thing you're suggesting, for better or worse it would be a lie. And of all the things I stand for, truth always comes first.
    • Later after the Marvel Universe is saved
    Stan Lee:It's true that I gave Marvel characters imperfections to make them more relatable than DC's characters, but just because they're imperfect doesn't mean they don't aspire to be the best they possibly can. Everyone, hero or not, would love to be able to do more, to be better, to always know right from wrong and have the strength to make sure right always wins. You are that perfection, Superman. The reason my characters are so relatable is that they are all trying to be like you. Just like everyone else. Hollywood may lose faith in you sometimes, but everyone else never will
  • Ant-Man II accuses Superman of never taking him seriously, citing a clip from the first episode in which Supes snickers after Spider-Man announces production on an Ant-Man movie. Superman assures Ant-Man II that he didn't giggle because he thought his comic sounded like a stupid concept for a movie, but because he thought it sounded like a good concept for a comedy. He proceeds to deem the 2015 Ant-Man movie Critic-Proof, and spares Ant-Man II from receiving any more of his mockery.
  • The Marvel vs. DC debate between Superman, Batman and the Fantastic Four reboot has Bats and Supes apologizing to a clearly unhappy Ben Grimm about what he's going through. As well as finding anything worth complimenting about that disaster of a Troubled Production in order to get Ben's spirits up.
  • The end of the Thanksgiving 2015 video. After spending several videos in a depressed almost catatonic state, Ben Grimm finally speaks and says he's thankful for "cancelled sequels", prompting cheers from the rest of the cast.
    • Captain America (whilst standing next to Bucky): Family reunions.
    • Ant-Man is thankful and still happy that his movie exceeded expectations.
  • In "Infinity War vs Justice League":
    • The DC heroes bowing out of the debates gracefully and recognizing Marvel as the the winners.
    • All the heroes deciding that instead of debating and comparing their movies they should go see a movie together as friends, and all go see Infinity War.
    • Wolverine saying that although Superman is a boy scout, he isn't always wrong. Compare that to his behavior at the beginning of these videos 10 years ago.
    • Spider-Man telling Superman that he and the other Marvel heroes never meant to hurt anyone's feelings and thought that the debates really were just everyone having fun. The two of them officially end the debates by shaking hands and telling each other "good game".
  • As much as RandomGuy gives Venom (2018) grief for being a cash-grab franchise kickstarter and it's many, many Narm-y moments, he implicitly acknowledges that any damage Tom Hardy took to his dignity was all because he loved his son that much.
  • Even the villains of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Aquaman (2018) can't find too much to rib on each other, as both closed out the year on a high note for Marvel (Critic-Proof, breakthrough in animation) and DC (1 billion dollars), and so they end up ragging on the poor showings of movies around them instead.
  • Crossing over with Tear Jerker is pretty much all of Rorschach & Deadpool #10. Who the hell would have thought Rorschach of all people could not only grow beyond his absolutism, but come to consider Deadpool of all people, a friend and writing a letter that manages to bring the Merc with a Mouth to the point that he begins to shed Manly Tears? It's honestly one of the best bits of the entire series to date.
  • The final video of the Meanwhile series, titled The Chance is pretty much filled with moments of this.
    • Superman's narration through the video of how even if times become tough, the heroes need to stand together and keep comparing notes.
    • When the heroes return to the bar, Venom turns to leave, only for Groot to gently put his hand on his shoulder and silently invite him in, before leading him inside with a one armed hug.
    • The new Deadpool catching up with Rorschach after he read the letter between their previous counterparts, and the two share a heartfelt hug.
    • Spider-Man and Shazam drinking milkshakes together.