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  • Georgie finds his grandfather's kite. Jack then helps him fly it, and they both have awed expressions when Mary Poppins sails down from the sky, holding onto the string, and Jack gives a wide grin.
    Jack: As I live and breathe!
    • The kite still has their grandmother's suffragette sash for a tail.
  • Michael tells Mary it's wonderful to see her. While looking like a mess after his wife's death, he still manages to smile. No matter what has happened, he and Jane haven't forgotten Mary Poppins.
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  • Despite Michael telling her that he can't afford to pay her at the moment, Mary takes on the role anyway, assuring him that the issue will work itself out.
  • Some Heartwarming in Hindsight: "And what would happen if I loved all the children I said goodbye to?" Mary Poppins asked a sobbing Jane and Michael as she packed her bags in the previous film. It turns out love can mean a lot when your charges need you again. Mary Poppins says as much, that she came to save Jane and Michael, as well as the younger Banks children.
  • Just the fact that Michael named one of his kids after his father.
  • The Banks children, Annabelle, John, and Georgie, singing a reprise of "The Place Where Lost Things Go" to comfort their father.
  • When the Banks are concerned about losing the family home, the Children ask where Mary Poppins shall go. Micheal tells them that she'll still live with them (at Jane's place) cause Mary Poppins is family.
  • Seeing Dick Van Dyke at 92 dancing as Dawes Jr., and looking cheery.
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    • Emily Blunt has revealed that after filming, he came over to her and sang in a whisper "It's a jolly holiday with Mary." She describes it as the moment after which she can die happy.
  • Lin Manuel-Miranda was naturally offered a ton of parts after his success with Hamilton, and upon getting this one he first asked who was playing Mary, then signed on immediately upon hearing it was Emily Blunt.
  • Mr. Dawes Jr. telling the story of the tuppence to the children, which in turns helps save the House. Even more heartwarming when it is accompanied by "Feed the Birds", which is not on the soundtrack.
  • "Nowhere to Go But Up", especially the ending when "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and "A Spoonful of Sugar" is quoted and then there is this.
    Michael: Jane, I remember! It's all true! Every impossible thing we imagined with Mary Poppins - it all happened! (singing) Now my heart is so light, that I think I just might start feeding the birds, and then go fly a kite! With your head in a cloud, only laughter's allowed, and there's nowhere to go but up!
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  • Jack's crush on Jane is utterly adorable.
  • It's a small moment, but Ellen, the maid, offers at one point to sell some of her jewellery to help the Banks pay the loan.
  • Meta-example: Julie Andrews turned down a cameo because she didn't want to overshadow Emily Blunt's performance.
  • Jack and Mary greet each other happily and Jack explains to the children that he met Mary Poppins for the first time when he was "working for a chimney sweep". Mary, who hasn't been paying attention to him and is focusing on the children, instantly snaps her head across to him and asks "how is dear old Bert?" and, when she's told he's travelling the world, the smile almost breaks her face.
  • Bert isn't in London at the moment and it's been over twenty years, but the leeries still seem to remember Mary Poppins and fall right back into line behind her during the dancing.
  • Jane offering to put Michael and the kids up at her apartment indefinitely.

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