- George and Lennie's friendship in general. While George could occasionally be seen as someone who puts Lennie down, there is no doubt that they genuinely care about each other. They really are all they have in the world.
- When Lennie has to be put down and killed, George makes him feel better during his last final by telling him about the farm they will have.
- Any moment with Lennie and a cute animal is so adorable and endearing.
- Candy's tight connection with his dog. Their relationship turns into a big Tear Jerker unfortunately. His dog's death is used as foreshadowing for a later death. The dog has a similar fate to Lennie's when one has to be shot down for the betterment of others.
Heartwarming / Of Mice & Men