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  • Bruce Wayne personally delivering a hearing-aid for a girl who he believes is deaf. Even if he was being lied to, the fact that he'd go out of his way to help her is adorable.
  • The flashback in "Traction," that shows Alfred picking Bruce up in the police station on the night of his parents' murder, is part this and part Tear Jerker.
    Alfred: I can never replace them, Master Bruce, but I promise I will never leave your side.
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  • In the episode "A Dark Knight to Remember" Bruce gets a hit to the head during a fight with Penguin. Unfortunately Bruce gets a bad case of memory loss, and forgets he's Batman. After getting attacked a dozen times, thoroughly confused by the way everyone has been treating him, and finally putting on the cowl without having a clue about being Batman. Seeing Barbara/Batgirl in trouble is enough to get him back in the field.
  • Seeing Dick's interactions with his parents, considering what happens to them and that they have more screentime compared to Batman: The Animated Series.
  • Batgirl comforting a scared Robin when they're on their own against Black Mask's minions in "The Breakout."
  • The ending of Seconds. Just... the ending of ''Seconds'' where Francis Grey uses his powers to go back in time to when he stole the watch. He decides not to steal it, which means he builds an honest career out of repairing clocks, and has a healthy relationship with his son. And in the new timeline, Bruce hires him to regularly repair the Wayne's grandfather clock.
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  • "Artifacts": Bruce, Barbara and Dick's relationship when Dick and Barbara are adults. Unlike in the other timelines, it's obvious they never became estranged and Bruce never had any sort of gross relationship with Barbara; Oracle and Batman still call him "Robin," even though he's been Nightwing for a decade, and Dick affectionately calls Bruce "old man" as they fight Mr. Freeze. It's Bruce's way of saying, "You may be all grown now, but you'll always be my son."
  • In the two-part finale of Season 4, one of the subplots concerns Bruce wondering if he isn't better off without Batgirl and Robin helping him. This leads to him continually leaving them out of the loop for most of both episodes. Finally, when the Joining finally attacks Gotham and Batman rushes off to stop them (leaving both of them behind, again), Alfred encourages them to disobey him, knowing he'll need all the help he can get. When they finally catch up to him in Wayne Industries, they confront him.
    Batgirl: You picked us, Batman, because you knew we were strong.
    Robin: And sometimes, that's about being strong enough to help you.
    Batgirl: Even when you think you don't need us.
    Batman: It's never been about not needing you. It's about not losing you.
  • Ellen Yin never much liked Bruce Wayne upon their first meeting, but the two came to see each other after Ethan Bennett becomes Clayface. But what made them be on good terms is in "Fire & Ice", where Ellen realized Bruce wasn't a "spoiled, arrogant playboy" he made himself out to benote . She knows that Bruce really cares about his city.
    • In the same episode, Batman defeats Mr. Freeze and Firefly—saving the police from being frozen solid. Rojas still demands that he be arrested regardless. Realizing it was he who saved them, however, the assembled officers instead applaud Batman.
  • Joker and Harley's relationship, compared to other versions. Usually, Joker is abusive toward Harley (though there have been a few times that imply he does return her feelings) but in this version it's clearly more mutual. He even stole a diamond that was roughly the size of a softball for her for Valentine's Day. And even when it does look like they're veering towards the typical Joker/Harley relationship dynamic, it only lasts a few seconds, and he never lays a finger on her.
    • Harley’s debut episode makes it even better; the Joker genuinely seems to sympthasize with her plight, and offers to cheer her up with a night on the town, and when she points out being seen with him would ruin her career, he helps her create the Harley Quinn identity. It’s oddly sweet.
  • An example from the comics, crossed with Tear Jerker: After Batman and Robin arrest Poison Ivy in a facility, they demand to know what she wanted with the rare plant housed there. Ivy breaks down in tears as she says, "Do with it? I just wanted to see it!" But later, when she's back in Arkham, she gets a present — a picture of said plant with Batman and Robin's insignias on the gift card. She even cries and says Thank you for it.
  • At one point in the comics, Killer Croc falls madly in love with a reporter on TV. Needless to say, he goes on to steal various romantic items for her in an almost comical way. When he DOES get to her apartment room, he does his best to act cordial and nice. Even when Batman and Robin show up, he tries to keep his cool.
    Killer Croc (while ready to bludgeon his foes with a chair): This won't take long, Meredith. I'll replace the chair.


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