- When Merrick is put back into Bytes' freakshow and the other freaks help him escape, showcasing that, despite appearances, they are some of the most humane characters in the film.
- Merrick being told that the hospital is his home now and his reaction.
- The crowd immediately becoming sympathetic after Merrick makes his epic speech.
- The night at the Opera, where Merrick is introduced to the crowd as a person of note... and receives a standing ovation.
Heartwarming / The Elephant Man