- Mathis and Bond talk at a bar on a plane. Bond is drinking to forget about his relationship with Vesper. Mathis comes along to comfort him.
- Despite her Disposable Woman status, Bond seems genuinely angry at Fields' death, wanting it noted that she showed true bravery and abandoning Green in the desert with only a can of oil to drink, likely a reference to how Fields was drowned.
- Paired with "Tearjerker', Bond and Camille sincerely bonding over their shared tragedies and realizing that they're too damaged to attempt a real relationship, but genuinely wishing each other well when they part ways. It's ironic that he develops a far more profound relationship with a woman he doesn't sleep with than with most of the ones that he has bedded throughout the franchise's history.
- Doubling as a Tear Jerker, Bond comforting Mathis as he dies from a pair of fatal bullet wounds. Mathis tells Bond he needs to forgive Vesper for what she did, and reveals that Mathis isn't his real name. Bond finds this amusing. What's even more heartwarming is that later, Bond finds the time to avenge his death by killing the corrupt Police Chief, who had betrayed him and caused his death.
- Bond helping Corinne, the Canadian agent that Yusef seduced. He doesn't chastise her. Rather, he empathizes with her because of how both he and Vesper were taken in by this man.Bond: Knowing this man, you likely have access to some very sensitive material that you're going to be forced to give up. His life will be threatened. And because you love him, you won't hesitate. That's a beautiful necklace. Did he give it to you?(Corinne doesn't answer. Bond produces Vesper's necklace.)Bond: I have one just like it. He gave it to a friend of mine. Someone very close to me. Your name is...?Corrine: Corrine.Bond: Corinne, I suggest you leave now. Contact your people, and tell them to check their seals. They have a leak. Do it now, please. This man and I have some unfinished business.Corrine (softly): ...Thank you.
Heartwarming / Quantum of Solace