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  • Young Anakin to Young Padme: "Are you an angel?"
    • The fact that Padme, who we remind you is the real Queen Amidala and ruler of Naboo, is so unquestioningly kind to this random young slave in the Outer Rim she'd never met before. No wonder Anakin fell for her right away.
  • Anakin and Padme talking on the ship en route to Coruscant. In addition to Anakin giving Padme the famed necklace, it's also Heartwarming in Hindsight as despite their young ages and the five year age gap, the bond is strong with these two.
    • In the end, Padme is buried with that same necklace.
  • When Anakin goes to say goodbye to Padme on his way to the Jedi Temple. He pretty much asks Amidala to relay the message. This was before Padme was revealed to be the queen, it works in two ways of heartwarming; depending on who was in the role at the time. If it was Padme in the role, then she already got the message and just stealthily told Anakin that. On the other hand if it was Sabe in the role, she knows that Anakin is a friend of her boss and still would pass the message on.
    • Three ways if you consider that the Naboo delegation who are getting ready to address the Senate to try to save their world take the time to speak to Anakin and from Anakins point of view the Queen herself is promising to deliver his message to Padme, her servant. Remember Anakin was a slave the idea that a master would pass a message from some random kid to a servant would be unthinkable a few days ago to him.
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  • Shmi unselfishly giving up Anakin, knowing that she'll probably never see him again, so that he can have a better life.
  • Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan's relationship in general. While not as apparent in the movie, the novel states that they are as close as father and son, and several exchanges between them make it quite obvious.
    • Though there is one example seen in the movie, heartbreaking as it may be: As he lays dying, Qui Gon wipes a tear from Obi Wan's cheek in the way that a father might for a young child. Upuntil his final breath, Qui Gon kept a strong enough will to be the brave and mature elder of the duo and empower his pupil.
  • Also, Qui-Gon's total faith that Anakin, despite coming from the most negative of circumstances, can become a Jedi.
  • After his death, the Council could have stomped on Anakin's becoming a Jedi, and most likely would have found him somewhere to stay. But they allow Anakin to become a Jedi, in large part, it's implied, out of respect for Qui-Gon.
  • Padme humbling herself before the Gungans. The Gungans and the Naboo don't have the best relationship, but here Padme, the Queen of Naboo, steps forwards and reveals her true identity rather than let her decoy talk for her, goes down on her knees and wholeheartedly pleads with the Gungans to help her stop the Trade Federation as equals. And then everyone else in her entourage kneels too. It is this act of humility that makes Boss Nass realise that the Naboo might not be as bad as he thinks and to agree to work with them.
    "Yousa no thinking yousa greater than the Gungans? (Padme shakes her head slightly). Mesa like this. Maybe wesa be friends?"
    • As we see over a decade later in Revenge of the Sith, Padme made such an impression on Nass, that he attends her funeral and seems genuinely devastated by her death.
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  • The victory parade in Theed after the Trade Federation are defeated, which sees the Gungans and the Naboo come together to celebrate peace and their new alliance.
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