- The friendship between Nicholas and Smike is full of heartwarming moments. One of the saddest comes just before Smike's death: "Always remember... you made me happy".
- The last paragraph in the novel is of Smike's grave being well-tended by his family. He was loved and remembered after his death
- Nicholas' fierce devotion to his family is both this and a Moment of Awesome. Special notion goes to the part when he attacks Sir Mulberry Hawk for harassing his sister and damaging her honor. You can tell Kate is very lucky to have him as an older brother.
- Newman Noggs gets a well-deserved position at the end of the story as a caretaker of the Nickleby children.
Heartwarming / Nicholas Nickleby