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  • Fans of the series all know who Geoff is. He's Grif's voice actor, and he's well-known for being hard-drinking, hard-swearing guy who's got approximately seven million tattoos. Less well-known is that he's also married and has a young daughter who he loves very much. So when the recent Dead Island trailer came out with the little girl dying, everyone in the Rooster Teeth office told him not to watch it. He got 34 seconds in before he had to stop watching.
    Jack: Alright, Geoff, so, what are you about to do?
    Geoff: Uhhh, I'm about to make a mistake, I think.
    • It also doubles as a CMOA, believe it or not: He then proceeded to get angry about it, at one point saying (after finding out the developers are Polish): "Maybe the people in Poland don't have a fucking heart."
  • The fact that, despite all the yelling, the guys all seem to be really good friends. Check out the behind the scenes stuff (especially some of the videos of Geoff's house while Gavin was living with him).
  • Geoff and Gavin's relationship as a whole.
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    • Their celebration when they finally managed the cabbage trick shot (after 334 attempts) was both hilarious and kinda heartwarming.
    • Gavin lived with Geoff when he visited the states for the first time at 16, and for a long while after in a smaller studio area near the back of the property.
    • Two of note would be a vid of Geoff, Griffon and Gavin daring each other to run through the thunder storm, and Griffon and Gavin's bet.
    • Griffon and Gavin mixing all the alcohol in the kitchen to make a cocktail for Geoff.
    • Speaking of that, the video where Geoff says about having Gavin living with him (and his wife and daughter): 'It's like I'm a parent. I raise a 3 year old and a 20 year old.'
    • From Griffon's journal: 'Millie just listed the members of a typical family: a mommy, a daddy, a daughter, a Gav, a Ben, and an Uncle Buck.'
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    • Gavin, Geoff, Griffin and Millie all going to an NBA game and having a genuinely good time.
    • There are lots of videos of Gavin playing with young Millie and acting as her older brother. He nearly threatened to kill her dentist after finding out he was a pedophile (Millie was never involved), and Geoff pretty much considers him his other, older child.
    • Gavin and Geoff messing around in IKEA, with Griffon and (presumably) Mille laughing in the background.
  • Michael and Lindsay's relationship is heartwarming on so many levels. Particularly their tweets to each other, one example of which can be found here.
    • Michael's RIP tweet about his dog, Kaine.
    • Lindsey staying up with Michael while he was in the ER. Michael says that it made the experience a lot more bearable, and in a moment of this trope mixed with Black Comedy, he told her to take a photo of it for the link dump, arguing that it would make an awesome "Funny Aneurysm" Moment. Of course it didn't, and things turned out fine.
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    • This tweet from Michael, plus all of the congratulatory tweets he gets in reply. Not to mention his follow-up tweet with a picture. Plus Barbara's tweeting "I want to favorite this until Twitter breaks".
      • Pretty much every single tweet that came out around the time of Michael & Lindsay's wedding.
    • Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet, meet Iris Elise Jones, born May 24th, 2017 to very happy parents. Congratulations to Lindsay and Michael!
    • On that note, all of Michael and Lindsay's appearances with their kids. Until Luna was born, Michael insisted that he just wouldn't be able to love anyone else the way that he loves Iris, even arguing that he couldn't possibly feel the same way about a second child. Guess what happened.
    • When Iris was first born, Michael and Lindsay took photos of the trio, all wearing sunglasses. Luna's first photo includes the same.
    • Soon after Iris was born, Michael and Lindsay were sent this piece of fanart depicting their respective characters in RWBY and Camp Camp cooing over the baby with them. They both approved and retweeted it, with Lindsay promising to show it to Iris once she's old enough.
    • Luna Claire Jones was born Februray 18th 2019 and, as noted by Lindsay, already living up to her name by being born on the eve of a full moon.
    • On RT Podcast episode 521, Burnie introduced Mush, the new kitten he'd just adopted. Moments later, Michael appeared on the set with Iris in tow, leading to an adorable moment of Iris meeting Mush.
      • When Iris grabs Mush's leg, Michael quickly pulls her hand off and tells her to be gentle with the animal and it seems like she listens to him.
    • Maybe a coincidence, but Iris and Luna are both names that adhere to the "Color Naming Rule" set by the late Monty Oum for his series, RWBY, in which both Michael and Lindsay are voice actors. The rule states that all RWBY characters must have a name that either is a color, sounds like a color, means a color, or reminds people of a color. Iris is the Greek goddess of rainbows and Luna is the Latin name for the Moon, which is predominantly white.
    • Michael talking about him and Lindsay in podcast #215 (about 54 mins in) is incredibly sweet. He was set to be single forever until he met her, at which point, in his words: "all right, this'll work."
    Michael: "It's like the perfect relationship [...] it's like hanging out with a buddy you like all the time."
  • Michael and Gavin's instant and extremely tight bond.
    • In the podcast following Michael and Lindsay's wedding, Gavin being part of the groom's party was brought up. Gavin is regularly narcissistic and lazy and yet he'd been intentionally practicing things like how to hold his hands and rechecking whether his phone was on silent before finally turning it off - things that he would otherwise never do. He even states that he would've refused to be in the wedding party if it was anyone else's wedding, and he doesn't plan on being in anyone's weddings in future, either. And then they talk about what Michael went through to get him ready for the wedding - including taking him shopping for his tuxedo - and it's pointed out that Michael knew beforehand that if he was asking Gavin to be in the party, he was going to have to go through things like getting a tuxedo, and he was completely fine with this and wanted to do it anyway.
    • At RTX 2018, Michael and Lindsay announced that they're expecting their second child in February 2019 to massive cheers and congratulations. Also, as a sign of how close he is to the Joneses, Gavin had noticed Lindsay was acting more strangely that she normally was, and had jokingly asked if she was pregnant again. Little did they know, he was correct a week before they officially told anyone.
    • In the after-action wrap-up of "Immersion: Five Nights at Freddy's", Burnie asks Gavin and Michael how they felt about the "experiment". Gavin says that if Michael hadn't been there, he would have hated it.
    • When Gavin narrowly secures the place for Team Achievement Hunter in The Gauntlet, Michael runs up to him, gives him a hug and proudly lifts him up into the air; beforehand, he and Ryan were cheering Gavin on. Similarly, when Team RT manage to stay in, they all get in a massive group hug, which even Gus partially joins in.
  • On RT Podcast #180, Burnie asks Jack and Gavin after an argument if they legitimately dislike each other. Gav replies with an instant "I love Jack!" Jack agreed.
    • Jack has to frequently clarify to people that despite Gavin being a troll and occasionally a little irritating, they are good friends.
    • There's a video of Jack defending Gavin at an RTX panel, saying that he is one of smartest, most creative people that he's ever met, and one of his closest, most treasured friends. Gavin is obviously at a loss for words, and almost looks teary by the end of it.
  • Burnie's protective and almost parental relationship with many of his employees, particularly Barbara and Gavin, since both of them began interning as young as sixteen and then moved to Austin (still very young) from foreign countries with no other friends or relatives nearby.
    • Barbara sends a text to Burnie of a picture of her covered in blood and the message, "help me". He knows she's just screwing with him but he decides to check and make sure she's okay anyway. He called everyone who knows her until he finally gets a response.
    • Burnie once accidentally left a box of shotgun shells at Geoff's house. What did he do when he thought Millie could hurt herself with them? Rushed out of bed, drove there straight away and smashed the damn door down before he woke the house in order to get them moved away.
    • Gavin told a story on the podcast about how he once got drunk and lost his keys but didn't want to wake anyone up to let him in and ended up spending the night in a shed in the rain. Burnie is shocked and immediately tells him never to do it again, and that Gavin can call him if it ever happens again.
    • In the same podcast, a time is brought up when Gavin was moving out of the house he grew up in as a kid. He posted a picture of himself standing in an empty room, and Burnie sent him this text in response:
      Burnie: "Gavin, don't ever forget, houses come and go. But a home is where you make your life. You can sell your houses, but a home is where people love you. Don't forget that."
      • Damn, Burnie. Gavin, of course, stopped the heartwarming short by responding, "Thanks for the message. By the way, that was the gayest thing my phone has ever received, and my phone likes boys now."
    • RT Podcast #417: While Burnie's rant itself was amusing, he does seem to regard Gavin as his protegé, given that the two tend to do most of Rooster Teeth's media appearances and he appointed Gavin to his former position as Creative Director. (He stepped down several months later to focus on The Slow Mo Guys, a decision that Burnie supported.)
    • In January 2018, The Slow Mo Guys reached 10 million subscribers, surpassing all of Rooster Teeth's channels. Burnie tweeted out a screenshot of a comment he made on Gavin's RT journal and how proud he is.
    • On Podcast #231, Burnie admitted that when Jack was worried about having deep vein thrombosis, since Jack lives on his own, he would call Jack at 2am just to make sure he was okay. Burnie claimed he was compelled by his "employee protection instinct".
    • Mica, at age 21, never learned how to ride a bike. So Burnie teaches her how. This could bring a lot of parents back to when they taught their kid how to ride a bike. A highlight at the end is Mica when she learns how to ride the bike. She sounds so excited.
    • Every instalment of Game Time, not just because of Burnie playing with different people at the company, but how they reminisce about how they came to be hired and show how much Burnie cares about each individual employee.

  • All the older/OG employees' relationships with each other.
    • After Gavin posted a journal entry that proved something was quite clearly not right (it might have potentially been a mini-stroke), Barbara instantly commented on the entry asking if he was okay. A small example, but even so...
    • Kerry and Chris journeying across New Zealand to relive the LOTR experience. Doubly so when they succeed.
    • Kerry playing with Adam's dog, Rebel (about 20 seconds in).
    • After their team narrowly wins and escapes elimination, Miles and Jordan immediately go for a hug, and Miles and Barbara have a chest bump moment.
    • Anytime Joe the Cat pops up on video, the way the guys play with him is cute and hilarious. Case in point from the livestream: here. Even better, Gavin and Michael both call him "the perfect cat".
    • Joel and Adam Ellis helped Jack propose to Caiti.
  • Burnie and Ashley are expecting!
  • Let's just say this- every time the RT guys tweet a loved one for birthdays, Mother's Day or Father's Day, it's heartwarming.
  • Gavin's Vitriolic Best Buds friendship with Meg Turney, which of course led to a full-fledged romantic relationship.
    • The Rooster Teeth-directed music video for "Did I Say That Out Loud". For context, the video is about Gavin making a fool of himself over the internet, but eventually coming back online to rejoin Meg after a long period of silence.
  • Rooster Teeth and the community do their best to make sure that RTX is as healthy and heartwarming as possible.
    • Jack builds the Tower of pimps for RTX 2013 with his dad.
      • Also crosses with Awesome since the Tower is to scale, making it a good 10 feet tall.
    • The RTX 2014 RT Recap ends with one of the guardians proposing to her boyfriend, also a guardian. He accepts.
    • In the build up to RTX 2015, Barbara posted a journal listing RTX's zero-tolerance harassment policy, which was somewhat timely after a recent incident at Momocon with a female cosplayer. While such a list on almost any online community would have numerous commenters who cry Political Correctness Gone Mad at it or victim blame anyone who suffers harassment at a con, the RT Community was almost completely in support of such a list and RT's publishing of it, with the only negativity being directed at the people who make such a list necessary. It goes to show how not only is the RT Community mature enough to not flip out at this kind of attitude, but that they're almost entirely made of good, decent people.
      • Well before this, at RTX 2013, one troper and RT fan was dressed as Harley Quinn with a friend accompanying her as Poison Ivy. They were approached by a Guardian (RTX's volunteer staff) and informed someone was going around slapping "Fake Geek Girl" stickers on other female cosplayer's butts. They were asked if they had seen this person and, after replying in the negative, were told that if anything of that sort happened to inform a Guardian immediately with a description of the perpetrator. The culprit was later found and and ejected from the con under police escort. Rooster Teeth takes care of it's fans, just as much as their fans take care of them.
    • At RTX 2015, during the AH behind the scenes panel with the Build Crew and other editors, Kdin stops the panel for a moment and gives her answer to "Do you ever wonder why we're here"?" It ends with her proposing to her partner, Val.
    • On their way to RTX 2015, five fans got into a car crash. Three died, one was put into coma, and the other one was okay. Now at RTX 2016, on Rooster Teeth Podcast #383, the girl in the coma, Hannah, has since recovered, come to RTX, and gets to go on stage. Burnie himself saw her when she was in a coma and states how heartwarming it is that she could be there. Hannah then talks about how she appreciates all that the RT community had done for her and even repeats what her dad says, that The Rooster Teeth Community is not a community, it is family.
  • The Rooster Teeth community uniting to try and find David "Knuckles Dawson" Dreger, a member who may have gone missing with possibly suicidal intentions. Everybody's reactions on the group page are both this and a Tear Jerker. Unfortunately, his body has been found. Nevertheless, the fact that the community united for so long and worked long and hard with his family is heartwarming, as well as sad. Later on, episode 2 of Red vs. Blue: Season 11 was dedicated to him.
  • The entirety of the first Extra Life event. The Rooster Teeth community raised over $183,000 for children's charity in those 24 hours.
    • Not to mention Jack breaking into tears after seeing all his hard work setting up the RT Extra Life event payed off.
    • Getting LeVar Burton himself to read a children's book he wrote during Extra Life 2014. The feeling of being back on the Rainbow after so many years was the most incredible thing in the world, for those young adults who remembered such an integral part of their childhood.
    • The fans' reaction to Michael getting tased during the 2015 Extra Life stream. Everyone had acted excited up until then, but when everyone realized there was a very real possibility that Michael could be badly hurt, people began begging for them to stop. This also borders as tearjerker.
    • By the end of Extra Life 2015, Gus is shit-faced and others are following quickly behind him. Every time someone (usually Gus) suggests more shots, Barbara very vocally suggests not doing more shots, citing her concern for everyone involved.
    • At the 2016 Extra Life livestream, Michael excitedly announced that Lindsay was pregnant with their first child. The entire chatroom and the Rooster Teeth set exploded with congratulations and cheers for them both.
    • Another heartwarming moment from RT Extra Life 2016 is Caiti's speech and Matt singing. So beautiful.
    • Midway through Extra Life 2017, right before reaching $500,000, they received a massive donation of ten thousand dollars. As it turns out it came from former RT member Ray Narvaez Jr..
    • Michael and Iris' "Daddy-Daughter Dance" is too adorable for words.
    • All told, Extra Life 2017 raised $1.2 million!!!! Jack was in tears.
    • Because of their contributions thanks to Extra Life, the Dell Children's Medical Center (announced by Jack and Caiti) is having a new wing for mental health along with a brand new Rooster Teeth Healing Garden. Putting aside Jack and Caiti's reaction, the RT community enabled a space for coping and healing for sick and injured children. If that doesn't make your heart squeeze, what will?
    • RT Extra Life 2018 raised a whopping 1.4 million dollars for charity, exceeding their already-ambitious goal by a good $150,000. Jack could barely choke back his tears as he thanked the community, the company and everyone else involved. The top donation was $10,002 from Gavin himself.
    • After the main Extra Life stream ended, Jeremy stayed behind to stream a full playthrough of the remastered Spyro the Dragon trilogy and raised an additional $60,000 to their Extra Life donation.
    • Extra Life 2019 raised another $1.2 million, bringing Rooster Teeth's cumulative amount raised to over $6 million. Jack's voice started breaking and Chad literally could not formulate a sentence for how much the event meant to them.
  • The inter- and intra-community reactions immediately before and well after Monty's passing. He was a warm, kind, creative, and inspirational individual, and tragically overlooked until people started sharing their stories.
    • In the wake of Monty's death, Gavin and Meg posted both their sides of the story of how Monty was the one who got them together. The two of them both mention that they are grateful to Monty for getting them together and remember how much of a good man he was.
    • RT Podcast #448: The topic of Ouija boards comes and at 18:30 Gus asks "Who would you want to talk to?" Chris says Hitler, Gus says Amelia Earhart, Gavin just says "I'd tell Monty how well RWBY turned out".
    • At Montreal Comic-Con's RWBY panel, Lindsay shared that Monty assisted Michael in wrapping her desk and everything on it in gift wrap as a prank. After they started dating, Monty had told her he helped because he believed in true love and thought they would make a good couple.
    • Lindsay’s dream about Monty. It’s a heartwarming read.
    • LeVar Burton spoke his piece about Monty Oum's passing in an interview with the New York Times praising Monty's creativity and the legacy he left that others may follow.
    • The RT crew did a podcast soon after Monty's death, and their fond memories of him are a combination of this and Tear Jerker.
    • He was hospitalized after severe complications from undergoing surgery. A fundraiser campaign was started to help pay for the medical expenses. The goal was $50,000, which was reached in 3 hours, later reaching $60,000. This also doubles as a Tear Jerker. If you wish to donate, here is the link http://www.gofundme.com/MontyandSheena.
    Today, we are not a community. We are a family. Thank you all for your love and support for our friend Monty.
    • By the time the Go Fund Me closed out over 245,000 dollars were donated to Monty's family, almost reaching quintuple the original goal. Burnie ended up tweeting thanks to the Rooster Teeth community for removing a part of their stress. Many fans tweeted back "We take care of our family."
    • When they announced Monty's death on February 2, Rooster Teeth asked people not to send flowers or gifts, but instead just be creative, as that's what Monty would have done. These fans got creative, creating an outpouring of fan work about Monty. Some mysterious fan actually went and did both, laying out RWBY-like red flower petals outside the Rooster Teeth office the following day of the announcement. Rooster Teeth sent out a Tweet thanking whoever did it.
    • The amount of condolences by non Rooster Teeth communities like Game Grumps, Team Four Star, some members of Polaris, etc. can help people realize just how many people Monty affected and influenced.
    • RTX 2015 set up a RWBY themed memorial for Monty Oum that played clips of Haloid, Dead Fantasy, Red vs Blue, and RWBY, and allowed fans to leave messages on it. By the end of the event the memorial was chock full of messages and drawings from people attending the event. One person even folded 1000 paper cranes and gave them to the memorial.
      • The RTX 2015 RWBY panel also had a 1 minute silence for Monty.
    • After the passing of Monty Oum, the role of Lie Ren was given to Neath Oum, one of Monty's brothers (who is currently doing a spectacular job as Ren).
    • This bit at the RTX 2017 RWBY panel.
  • One heartwarming moment during Always Open #2 was when the attendants for the podcast: Barbara, Mica, Blaine and Mariel talked about bucket list things they wanted to do. Barbara's was to write a book, Blaine's was to climb a large mountain like Everest, Mica's was to receive one of the big 3 acting awards (Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar) and thank her parents in her speech, and Mariel's was to take her parents on a fancy trip as a thank you for how much they did for her growing up.
  • For International Women's Day 2018, Ashley hosted a livestream spotlighting many of the company's female employees, especially the animators and behind the scenes crew. Everyone shared their stories of how their careers started, their passions, how they came to Rooster Teeth, and how much they love their jobs. Not only that, the livestream raised funds for Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting girls interested into STEM fields.
  • The new RoosterTeeth Animation bumper is a combination of this and Funny. It seems almost disbelieving that what started off as a bunch of friends dicking around making Halo Machinima got as far as they have.
    Fifteen Friggin' Years!
  • Miles and Ellie streamed themselves playing Pokémon at Miles’ apartment. Many of the viewers began wondering whether they were dating or not in the chat. After an hour, Ellie and Miles noticed their observations and announced that they had been dating for a while, to the chats unanimous excitement.
    • Later, Miles leaves the stream to use the bathroom and Ellie encourages the chat to spam everything they love about Miles to make him cry. The chat obliges. Everything they say is heartwarming enough alone, but Miles reaction is even better.
      • After that, Ellie steps away for a bit and the chat decides to spam her praises as well, before Miles even has a chance to suggest it. When Ellie gets back, she assumes Miles told the chat to spam the praise, but he is quick to tell her that they did it all on their own.
  • For Pride Month 2018, Mariel and Patrick Salazar hosted a livestream titled #RTPridecast, spotlighting some of the company's LGBT+ employees and allies, where they shared their stories. The stream also raised money for The Trevor Project, a suicide and resource hotline for LGBT+ teens.
    • Pride Month 2019 saw Kdin and Mariel hosting the #RTPridecast where more LGBT+ employees shared stories and also raised money for OutYouth, a local Austin LGBT charity and resource center.
  • In AHWU 445, the crew receives a United States Marine Corps flag from a fan due to Extra Life 2018 coinciding with the Marine Corps' birthday. Geoff takes a moment to sincerely thank all fans who are former or current military. No jokes, no snark, just a genuine moment from him, especially since he was an army journalist before doing RT.
  • Achievement Hunter as a whole were one of the first select few within Rooster Teeth who got to preview gen:LOCK. While they normally like to make fun of other programming within the company, they had nothing but rave reviews for the show. In turn, Gray had let it known that if it weren't for Achievement Hunter's popularity as Rooster Teeth's first successful non-machinima project, shows like RWBY and gen:LOCK wouldn't have been made in the first place.
  • Everybody in the company in a group photo.
  • The otherwise unseen Brian Behm (tech guy) tweeting a picture of himself and his newborn baby daughter.
  • The Pets of RT Recap. Just all of it. Most of the pets of the staff voiced by various staff giving the recap is absolutely adorable.
  • For episode 3 of Social Disorder, Aaron and Chris set up a speed dating event in a local bar. In the midst of the two of them following their bizarre and hilarious orders, apparently five couples actually got together that night during the event.
  • Everything on their new Game Kids channel, mainly Millie and her babysitter playing Sims, Burnie and his kids playing games, or Matt and his kids playing games.
  • The ten-year retrospective for Red vs. Blue and (to a bit of a lesser extent) Rooster Teeth as a whole. It starts off funny, with everyone joking around, but then they start getting serious and saying how amazing it is to be able to work at the company. The last couple minutes of the video are video clips and pictures of the crew from various events and such in the past, showing them all working and having fun together.
    • A slightly longer version was made of the AH bit, using several of their good moments and put into a video here.
  • In the wake of Rooster Teeth laying off 50 employees, Geoff took the time to address the situation at the start of Off Topic. While he does call out the people who have been decrying it as the end of the company, he spends much more time thanking the people who've stuck by them through this painful situation, encouraging people to find things they're passionate about and to find success in life, and that his decision not to cancel the podcast that day was prompted by his realization that it would be disrespectful to the wonderful, talented people who no longer work at the company if he didn't come in and do his job.
  • Geoff's kind words to Jack at the end of Rooster Teeth Extra Life 2019.
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