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  • Bill's final ride down the hill on Silver, snapping Audra out of her trance. Their loving embrace at the end is the perfect triumphant cap to the story.
  • At the end Ben and Beverly finally hook up and leave Derry together. Victorious Childhood Friend doesn't even begin to cover it.
    • The movie adds another layer of heartwarming to this. Not only do Ben and Beverly end up getting married, Beverly gets pregnant shortly afterwards, hinting that the curse of infertility on the group has been broken.
  • The Losers Club teaming up to protect Mike from Henry Bowers, even though they barely know him at the time.
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  • As weird and uncomfortably squicky as it is, Bev having sex with the boys in the sewer does pull the group together emotionally.
  • Bill and Georgie's relationship seen at the beginning of the novel and talked about from time to time.
  • While hiding from Henry's gang. Beverly thanks Ben for the poem he wrote for her, even when he denies it.
  • Some of the anecdotes by Mike's father sink into this. Despite the racism he experienced, there were still white people who would fight tooth and nail; the story of the Sheriff working on the case after a vicious hate crime is particularly heartwarming.
  • While many of the Losers' parents are neglectful, abusive or don't appear, the scenes of Richie and Mike with their parents demonstrate a clearly loving atmosphere. Richie and his dad joke around easily, and Mike and his dad are fiercely close. Bill's were also good parents until Georgie died.
  • After they finally kill IT and escape the sewers, we're treated to this:
    "They walked into the Town House on a wave of laughter, and as Bill pushed through the glass door, Beverly caught sight of something which she never spoke of but never forgot. For just a moment she saw their reflections in the glass - only there were six, not four, because Eddie was behind Richie and Stan was behind Bill, that little half-smile on his face."
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    • Was Stan's spirit with the Losers and helping them in their final fight against their childhood boogeyman, or did his and Eddie's spirits reunite with their friends to finally find peace after their friends were finally able to kill IT? It's heartwarming either way, and especially powerful because the narration confirms Beverly never forgot this moment, even though all the Losers' memories began to fade again.
  • During the trial of Richard Macklin, he admitted in tears that he did daily beaten his sons, but he did love them and did not understand why he did it, and if Eddie managed to run away, then that would be one thing he would thank God for (most likely due to Eddie avoiding his abuse). During the abuse of one part, Eddie was unconscious on the floor, Monica Macklin (Richard's later ex-wife) did nothing to prevent the abuse for either son, but she did threaten to take him to the hospital, Richard yelled no in fear of going to prison, so Monica brought him to bed and took care of his wounds.
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  • While on her "walking tour" of Derry, Beverly reflects on how she felt about Bill that summer, and it's quite touching:
    "...by the end of their first meeting as a complete group in July of that year, that meeting of which Bill had taken such complete and effortless charge, she had been madly, head-over-heels in love with him. Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him."
  • In 1985, while there’s no love lost between the police officer and the gay community, he still tells the rednecks to shove off and leave Adrian and Don alone. For the mid-80s in a small, rural town, a police officer siding with two gay men instead of their bullies would have been heartwarming in spades.
  • The Losers club loves Bill. Eddie thinks to himself, once he remembers them, that his child self would have died for Bill. Bill is their leader, not because he bosses them around, but because he simply finds things for them to do, happy ways to spend their summer together and so they don't feel alone despite being social outcasts.
  • When Bill breaks down in front of Ritchie and cries about how he didn't want Georgie to die, and that he thinks Georgie's spirit is haunting him and hates him, Ritchie immediately goes to comfort Bill, even giving him a hug. He tells him that of course it's not his fault that Georgie died, that Bill would have actually planned out or done something if he wanted Georgie dead (like push him down the stairs). This makes Bill realize that the last day he say Georgie, not only did they not even have a fight, but that Bill had spent their last moments together helping his little brother make a paper boat and the only reason Georgie went out alone is because Bill was too sick. Bill had forgotten this and it helps him keep better control of his guilt.
  • Richie realizes that he finds Beverly attractive. It's in a very innocent manner, as she's showing him how to do yo-yo tricks while they sit outside the theater, and he ends up inviting her to go to the movies with him and Ben. The two are already friends - it's even mentioned that Richie already likes her as a friend because she's 'tough' - and it's a very cute moment. He even gets flustered over when she teases that he's asking her out of a date. The fact that Richie invites Ben to the movies (admittedly, after calling the others and finding that they're all busy) and even pays for all three of them to go - and buys them snacks to share - shows that he's a very generous kid. The three end up in a fight with Henry's gang and manage to win and they then go down to The Barrens and hang out.
  • We find out that, in contrast with almost all of the other kids and their parents, Mike and Richie both had great relationships with their parents. Mike's dad subtracts a percent of money they make off the farm and put it into Mike's college fund, a percentage that increases as Mike grows older because he's worked on the farm since he just was 5 (when he learned how to use a hoe). It's nice to see that It can't negatively affect every family in Derry.
  • Dick Hallorann, the cook that worked in The Shining's Overlook Hotel, was once a cook in the army! He was a member of the black-owned army nightclub "The Black Spot" and saved multiple people from the fire. One of those people was Mike Hanlon's dad.
  • When Beverly leaves her abusive husband with a fight and calls her friend Kay, Kay is genuinely relieved, happy, and proud for Bev, and her gratitude for her safety makes Bev tear up on the other end. Later, Kay also tries to protect Bev when her husband comes asking after her, and when she has the truth literally beaten out of her, she tries to get a message that he's coming to Bev as soon as she can.
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