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  • In "The Wheelchair Commando" Too-Tall's gang immediately comes up with a new nickname for Harry McGill, the new kid who's in a wheelchair, when they're told that calling him "cripple" is offensive. Even Evil Has Standards where respect is concerned.
  • Also in "Lost In Cyberspace", when Bonnie starts crying following Lizzie uncovering a plot to blow up Bonnie's Uncle Squire Grizzly's home and lamenting over how close it was if not for the Contrived Coincidence, Too-Tall makes her smile by deliberately mispronouncing "coinky-dink" as he did earlier in the story by accident.
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  • In "White Water Adventure", Too-Tall swallows his pride and asks Brother for help saving face in front of his gang, and Brother obliges. To everyone's surprise, Too-Tall later thanks Brother in front of his friends / cronies and admits the younger cub did him a solid. Over the course of the 2003 series, Too-Tall goes from being a nuisance and a bully to Brother to a frenemy and eventually a friend, and "White Water Adventure" was one of the significant turning points of their relationship.
  • On the PBS version, "The Big Road Race," in which Brother, Freddy and even Too-Tall, who's supposed to be the neighborhood bully, split their straws so that Kenny, the youngest of their group, has the longest straw and gets to be the one to drive the racecar. Especially since it appears to be a decision they all come to on the spot, simultaneously, with nothing more than a look passing between them. Also, just the fact that they treat him kindly in general. When he first asks to join their group, they really already have everything pretty much covered. So he ends up mostly just observing and performing You, Get Me Coffee sort of tasks, up until he helps them in getting a wheel. Yet, not once do they suggest in any way that they don't want him to be there and in fact make him feel valued for what he's able to do for them. It's really quite touching.
    • And why did the three decide Kenny should be the driver? Because he offered them the wheels of his wagon when they were unable to find any wheels for their car, even though the wagon is his favorite possession.
  • In a similar vein to "The Big Road Race", one of the books features a little cub pleading with Brother to be allowed to work on the model plane Brother is building. Brother starts to say no but remembers how Papa let him help on models when he was small and says yes. Not long after, the plane crashes and the little cub freaks out, thinking it's his fault; Brother is quick to reassure him that it was Brother's fault, not his and explains what went wrong. The pair spend several days working together, Brother having a wonderful time playing mentor. Finally the plane flies perfectly, to the little cub's delight. The little cub then repays Brother by chatting with the leader of the club of older bears who are launching model rockets and turned Brother down when he asked if he could help. Turns out the leader is the little cub's cousin and he's quite willing to let someone as kind and knowledgeable about building models as Brother into the club. Brother becomes the youngest member of the club in its entire history.
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  • In "Nothing to Do" on the PBS version, Brother and Sister sit around bored, and are dismissive of Mama's suggestions of ways to relieve their boredom, such as picking raspberries or going on a walk. When she suggests some work around the house to do, however, suddenly they decide that maybe her other suggestions aren't such a bad idea. Then, they overhear Papa telling her that he's done with his chores for the day, and Mama lamenting how she's barely started on her own. When Papa offers to help her, they feel like total jerks and decide to surprise them by doing all of the downstairs chores, while the two are working upstairs. They even finish fast enough to set up a surprise picnic so that everyone can enjoy the sunny day when they're done with their work.
  • Queen Nectar accepting Brother and Sister's help in getting her hive's honey returned when Papa breaks his promise to not steal it in the 1980s cartoon episode "The Great Honey Pipeline" showing that she doesn't dislike the cubs for being related to the bear who often gives her a lot of trouble, making for a nice aversion of the Sins of Our Fathers trope.

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