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Other than the sweet things which we see in our life and post here, some parts of TV Tropes are sweet by itself.

  • The very fact that we have an entire index here dedicated to sweet, amazing things. There are enough of them to require that. That is amazing.
  • Back when we had Troper Tales, the one for Never Got to Say Goodbye was a straight-up tearjerker. Unless you scrolled down to the bottom of the page, with many tropers leaving either long or short messages "defying" the trope.
  • The best line on this wiki: isn't about making you feel good. Art is about making you feel.
  • From the Fridge Brilliance page:
    What's the point in living life to the fullest when life has so many ways to turn so very wrong? What's the point in commending the few decent folks when most people seem to be such selfish assholes? Why bother focusing on the nice stuff people are capable of when they're capable of doing such horrible stuff too? Then I realized that that's what makes those things so special. Being nice and happy where everything is all great and dandy? Okay. Finding the strength to be nice and happy despite all the surrounding horribleness? Simply amazing.
    • Another one from the Literature section:
      In Guards! Guards!, it is stated that L space connects all universes. Usually when Terry says that, it refers to something that happens in ours as well. I then thought of the possibility of traveling to Discworld through my local library. Only several weeks later did I realize that's exactly what I was doing.
  • There are quite a few good tropers who can describe examples on the Tear Jerker or Heartwarming Moments pages so sweetly.
    • Description of the USS Arizona - USS Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor
      Oil still leaks from the Arizona's hull even after sixty years, as though the ship is still crying for the hundreds of sailors who died aboard her. Meanwhile the Missouri is standing watch over the Arizona's grave, as though telling the fallen sailors: "Rest easy. We won."
    • On the British Royal Guards playing Star Spangled Banner in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace the day after 9/11:
      If nations are people and anthems are their lullabies, then here was Mother England singing to her grieving American child.
    • Fred Rogers is the major reason to research immortality. Let our descendants from the 24th and one half Century watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and they will feel the same thing.
    • About the Unknown Child from the Titanic, where the body of a kid was recovered and scientists in the early 2000s were able to identify them.
      He lived for but a few months. He waited for over ninety years. But thanks to the love of strangers one boy finally has a name.
    • Formerly from the Tear Jerker pages for Toy Story:
      Let's face it. This film is Pixar's plan to search out every tear-jerking button you have and hammer them all. Repeatedly. At the same time. And then it will rip out your heart, run it through a shredder, bulldoze it, smash it with a wrecking ball and throw it in the Dumpster. DAMN YOU, PIXAR.
      But then they put it back together piece-by-piece, kissed it, and handed it back telling you "You've grown up. Live well. Bang."
    • Another post formerly from that same page: "This movie gave me my adulthood and my childhood at the same time, and told me it was okay to look at them both and be a little scared."
  • From You Are Better Than You Think You Are (Real Life): It seems to have been removed from that page, but here is what it was.
    You're better than you think you are. Keep your chin up, and your back straight!
    But I have scoliosis. I can't keep my back straight.
    Then let your words stand so straight that others always remember your back as being straight regardless of the physical facts.
  • The description of the Ninja Scroll entry on the Last Kiss trope: "In the cold universe of the film, where lust, violence and greed has cheapened sex as an expression of love, Kagero's simple kiss for Jubei was an expression of love stronger than any other." Doubles as a Tear Jerker given that Kagero dies shortly after.
  • This forum topic. "Jordan" looks for some people to call his friends... and FINDS THEM. But the real heartwarming comes from Jordan himself. After all he's been through, he never once gives up!
  • On how The Sarah Jane Adventures fans can still believe in the goodness of humanity now that our Sarah Jane is no longer there to tell us everything will be okay, one wise troper had this to say: "We don't stop believing in it or think it no longer matters because she's dead and one day so will we all be. We believe in it because she lived."
  • The Stinger to the Sadness Tropes Index.
    Good God, there's a lot more of these than there are Happiness Tropes, aren't there?
  • The folder labels on "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue can be... strangely heartwarming.
  • Doubles as Awesome: Any time anyone manages to find Awesome/Heartwarming/Tear Jerker/Funny Moments in an otherwise awful work, or one that otherwise is hated a lot on the internet (e.g. Teen Titans Go!, Chicken Little, the Star Wars prequels), is extremely controversial (e.g. Ghostbusters (2016)), or a Contested Sequel/outright victim of Sequelitis (e.g. Shrek the Third, Ralph Breaks the Internet).
  • The stinger for Thanking the Viewer. It's not just addressing the readers and editors for their interest in the page, but also for their interest in this wiki as a whole.
  • The entry from Abusive Parents has a similar, yet even better paragraph at the end with links for children that need to deal with this and with the same You Are Not Alone message. You guys are awesome. Whoever it is that left that is awesome. If even one person is helped by that, this site already made a difference.
  • For what it's worth, the Real Life section of It Will Never Catch On seems to fit.
  • Writing a work page for a particularly obscure work, expecting yourself to be the page's only contributor of information... only to see it start being expanded on by another editor can make you feel like You Are Not Alone.
  • If the Nightmare Fuel and Tear Jerker pages have left you feeling sleepless or watery-eyed, both of the main pages for these tropes have handy links to Sweet Dreams Fuel at the bottom. The Tear Jerker main page also has a page for Funny Moments, for those who prefer laughs for getting their spirits back up.
  • The page on Word of God that says that Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable were always meant to be together and their love will last forever.
  • The former Troper Tales for Guilty Pleasures. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Space Jam appeared the most and so many people were united by admitting they liked them.
  • In a strange way, the Fair for Its Day trope can be seen as this. Seeing how something once considered progressive is no longer seen as such shows just how far society has come in accepting others' differences.
  • On the former Troper Tales for High Octane Nightmare Fuel, someone spoke of their fear of creating something they put their heart and soul into and having it end up on the So Bad, It's Horrible page. But then another troper had this to add:
    This is perfectly understandable, it really is. I think we all know what destructive criticism is. If, however, you are not racist, sexist, otherwise tactless, or dangerously negligent with the quality of your work (literally "dangerously" so, in the case of some of the toys listed), you have a number of advantages over 95% of those entries. My best wishes to you!
  • The Vindicated by History page. It's heartwarming to read the many examples of how creative works that were disliked or ignored in their day gained appreciation over time. By extension, Vindicated by Cable/Reruns qualify as heartwarming.
  • From the now-deleted Real Life section for Tear Jerker, someone related themselves to suicide victim Phoebe Prince, stating that they were both bullied for similar reasons (Prince because she went out with two different boys at different times, the troper because they fell in love with the on again, off again boyfriend of a fake friend). They concluded with "I'm still not sure why our stories don't end the same way", which prompted this response:
    Because you're stronger. Life isn't about getting knocked down. It's about getting up. That's a worthless saying from some guy on the internet who you'll never meet... but that doesn't make it any less true. Keep getting up. PLEASE.
  • The forum game "Things Bob is not allowed to do on TV Tropes" has one post that is a Throw the Dog a Bone moment. For the record, the post was made on Christmas 2022.
    2764: Bob is permitted to have a merry Christmas. We'll see about the happy new year if he's good.
  • Trope Epitaph is pretty sweet and sad at the same time. Yeah, these articles are gone, merged, or turned into disambigs, but it's also a way to remember that, while these pages may have been removed for a reason, they will never be forgotten.