- Any time there is a family/friendship moment with the boys. Ponyboy and Johnny's time spent together at the church. The reunion between Ponyboy, Darry and Sodapop at the hospital. The little talk Sodapop had with his brothers, begging them to not fight anymore.
- Tough-as-nails Dally in any scene with Morality Pet Johnny. (Doubles as a Tear Jerker)Dally swallowed and reached over to push Johnny's hair back. "Never could keep that hair back..."
- Real Life example: The actors pulled some pranks in the hotel where they stayed while shooting this movie. Years later, Tom Cruise was introduced to someone who said he worked at the hotel Cruise and the rest of the cast stayed in, while they shot this movie. The first thing Cruise said when he heard that was, "I'm sorry."
Heartwarming / The Outsiders