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Heartwarming / The Jungle Book

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As a Moments subpage, all spoilers are unmarked as per policy. You Have Been Warned.

The original books

  • After the pack casts him out, Mowgli's wolf family assure him that they will always love him.
    • On Mowgli's first time out from the jungle, Akela and Grey Brother are concerned enough to go visit Mowgli on occasion to make sure the humans are treating him okay.
    • "Man goes to Man at the last", but Raksha repeatedly states in "Letting In the Jungle" and "The Spring Running" that she considers Mowgli her cub even if he is different from the wolves.
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    • In "The Spring Running", while Grey Brother is the main one, all of Raksha's cubs that grew up with Mowgli are willing to defend him when the others imply Mowgli is being cast out (as opposed to him going of his own accord).
  • Crossing over with Tear Jerker, Mowgli's leaving the Jungle in The Spring Running also counts, with each of the characters saying their goodbyes, and reassuring Mowgli the decision to leave is his own and they are not casting him out.
    Kaa: Man goes to Man at the last, though the Jungle does not cast him out.
  • From non-Mowgli stories:
    • "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi": The titular mongoose defends the family that saved him from drowning almost completely out of gratitude.
    • "White Seal":
      • The young seal Kotick meets and falls in love with. She's unnamed, but supports his journeys to find a place where the seals won't be hunted and is the first to agree to come with him to the hidden beach.
      • Kotick's father is a bit rough-around-the-edges, but when his son starts fighting the other seals about moving beaches, he joins to the defense of his son for a Back-to-Back Badasses moment and also is one of the first to agree to going to the new beach.
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    • "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat": Purun Bhagat saving the village from a flood due to how kind they were to him and wanting to repay them.



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