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While Some Jerk with a Camera isn't usually known for being heartwarming, occasional moments are genuinely sweet... if either short-lived or punctuated by being utterly bizarre.

  • Although he doesn't have many kind things to say about the show, Jerk does enjoy Flash's subplot about setting a record for riding every Disney World ride in ''Step by Step Goes to Disney World'' He says he identifies with Flash because he also loves riding all the rides at the Disney parks when he isn't filming, so it's kinda sweet to see him form a connection to a crappy show. Shame about the Indiana Jones sequence though.
  • Jerk's praise of the Modern Family Disneyland episode, for not following the formula the TGIF sitcoms did for their episodes. It focused on more classic rides instead of shamelessly plugging the newest attraction, it poked fun at the more negative aspects of the park, such as very long lines, and was done more as a labor of love instead of an obligation.
  • Even in his newfound hatred for Disneyland and the other Disney parks, Jerk still jumps to their defense in the Escape from Tomorrow review when the film makes a bunch of unfounded claims about them, like how the film claims that the Disneyland turkey legs are really emu legs despite the annual sale of turkey legs outnumber the total population of emu.
    • In the same review, Jerk explodes with rage when Jim has an affair and makes his daughter wait. A true Papa Wolf moment.
    • At the end of the third part, Jerk gives a whole speech about how the filmmaker doesn't understand the happiness going to Disneyland can actually bring people - how some people might actually enjoy leaving their ordinary lives behind and indulging in a fantasy world, and it's not just a superficial way of getting people to give Disney money like a bunch of lemmings jumping off a cliff note  He proceeds to throw the DVD away and drive back to Disneyland, showing that he might have a smidgen of affection for his old home base and - who knows? - things might be going back to normal.
    • While lampshading how it'll most likely come off as Damned by Faint Praise, Jerk gives genuine props to the film's cast, acknowledging how they are all clearly giving it their all in spite of the material's quality, even the child actors. To demonstrate that the cast is not only hardworking but also quite generous, Jerk shows a clip of lead actor Roy Abramsohn giving his show a Shout-Out and later, Trevor McCune, the actor who plays the bellhop at the end, appears within the show itself to give his two-cents.
  • In a typically bizarre Jerk kind of heartwarming, leading an orphan, Conspiracy Guy, and Chernabog from Fantasia in a rendition of "The Love We Found" in the "Halloween at Disneyland" review.
    • "Satan bless us, everyone!"
  • The montage toward the end of the Back to the Future: The Ride review about how much of an impact the ride left. Even Tony, out-of-character, said on the commentary that it was the best editing he's ever done.
    • The review ends with Johnny Cash's rendition of "Old Doc Brown", a song about the death of a different Doc Brown and how beloved he was by his town. The song is a heartwarming Tear Jerker on its own and, in this context, it becomes a heartfelt goodbye to the ride.
  • Crossing over into Tear Jerker territory: his "Star Tours: The Adventure Continues" video closes with a tribute to his recently-deceased mother, the author Kathi Kamen Goldmark.
    • Similarly, his "The Simpsons Ride" review is dedicated to show writer Sam Simon.
  • Again, in a bizarre Jerk sort of way, Michael Eisner, despite being an evil genius, cares enough about his son to ask if they can adapt Gummi Bears into a cartoon for him, and his apology to Jeffrey Kittykatzenberg before eating him is somewhat sweet (and goofy).
  • The Jerk's relationship with Spazzmaster, The Wire, Il Neige, and the other California-based reviewers who appear in his reviews. They joke around and support each other like True Companions.
  • In another delightfully bizarre kind of heartwarming moment, at the end of part 1 of the Haunted Mansion review, Jerk gladly allows himself to be stabbed by Count Jackula so that he and Horror Guru can use his life insurance as down payment for the Haunted Mansion. A little extreme, to be sure, but it's pretty sweet that Jerk is happy to sacrifice himself if it means his friends are happy. Fortunately, he's alive again, because reasons.
  • The "Some Jerk Visits Knott's Berry Farm" vlog devotes almost the entire second act to the crime, arrest and trial of the train robber Tiny Mayfield... whose actor reveals himself to be a big fan of Jerk and Spazzmaster. The sequence begins to blur the line between Audience Participation at a theme park event and Jerk's show bringing in an Ascended Fanboy for an episode.
  • In his "Fantasmic! (2017) and other Rivers Of America updates VLOG!", Tony announces at the end of the credits that he will donate all his Patreon donations for September 2017 to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
  • His apology to Allison Pregler. For context, when Allison had left the Channel Awesome, Tony was fairly dismissive of her complaints. However, after he left the site for their poor handling of producers, he admitted that Allison was right the whole time and apologized for everything he said. Allison accepted the apology.
  • In his "Theme Park News for 2017 and 2018" video, he takes a moment to highlight the plight of Disneyland cast members, many of them poor or homeless, who are fighting for better wages. He also endorses a proposed living wage law in Anaheim and refutes Disney's arguments against it.
  • At the end of his "We Wants The Redhead" video, he mentions that David Ganssle (Doggans) and his girlfriend Ali were both in a car crash. Though they were not seriously injured, he urges his fans to send them donations.

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