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Other than the sweet things which we see in our life and post here, some parts of TV Tropes are sweet by itself.

  • The very fact that we have an entire index here dedicated to sweet, amazing things. There are enough of them to require that. That is amazing.
  • Back when we had Troper Tales, the one for Never Got to Say Goodbye was a straight-up tearjerker. Unless you scrolled down to the bottom of the page, with many tropers leaving either long or short messages "defying" the trope.
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  • The best line on this wiki: isn't about making you feel good. Art is about making you feel.
  • From the Fridge Brilliance page:
    What's the point in living life to the fullest when life has so many ways to turn so very wrong? What's the point in commending the few decent folks when most people seem to be such selfish assholes? Why bother focusing on the nice stuff people are capable of when they're capable of doing such horrible stuff too? Then I realized that that's what makes those things so special. Being nice and happy where everything is all great and dandy? Okay. Finding the strength to be nice and happy despite all the surrounding horribleness? Simply amazing.
    • Another one from the Literature section:
      In Guards! Guards!, it is stated that L space connects all universes. Usually when Terry says that, it refers to something that happens in ours as well. I then thought of the possibility of traveling to Discworld through my local library. Only several weeks later did I realize that's exactly what I was doing.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
  • There are quite a few good tropers who can describe examples on the Tear Jerker or Heartwarming Moments pages so sweetly.
    • Description of the USS Arizona - USS Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor
      Oil still leaks from the Arizona's hull even after sixty years, as though the ship is still crying for the hundreds of sailors who died aboard her. Meanwhile the Missouri is standing watch over the Arizona's grave, as though telling the fallen sailors: "Rest easy. We won."
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    • On the British Royal Guards playing Star Spangled Banner in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace the day after 9/11:
      If nations are people and anthems are their lullabies, then here was Mother England singing to her grieving American child.
    • Fred Rogers is the major reason to research immortality. Let our descendants from the 24th and one half Century watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and they will feel the same thing.
    • About the Unknown Child from the Titanic, where the body of a boy was recovered and scientists in the early 2000s were able to identify him.
      He lived for but a few months. He waited for over ninety years. But thanks to the love of strangers one boy finally has a name.
    • Two posts formerly from the Tear Jerker pages for Toy Story:
    Let's face it. This film is Pixar's plan to search out every tear-jerking button you have and hammer them all. Repeatedly. At the same time. And then it will rip out your heart, run it through a shredder, bulldoze it, smash it with a wrecking ball and throw it in the Dumpster. DAMN YOU, PIXAR.
    But then they put it back together piece-by-piece, kissed it, and handed it back telling you "You've grown up. Live well. Bang."
    • Also, "This movie gave me my adulthood and my childhood at the same time, and told me it was okay to look at them both and be a little scared."
  • From You Are Better Than You Think You Are (Real Life): It seems to have been removed from that page, but here is what it was.
    You're better than you think you are. Keep your chin up, and your back straight!
    But I have scoliosis. I can't keep my back straight.
    Then let your words stand so straight that others always remember your back as being straight regardless of the physical facts.
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  • The description of the Ninja Scroll entry on the Last Kiss trope: "In the cold universe of the film, where lust, violence and greed has cheapened sex as an expression of love, Kagero's simple kiss for Jubei was an expression of love stronger than any other." Doubles as a Tear Jerker given that Kagero dies shortly after.
  • The ending of Driven to Suicide, as well as many other suicide-based tropes.
  • This forum topic. "Jordan" looks for some people to call his friends... and FINDS THEM. But the real heartwarming comes from Jordan himself. After all he's been through, he never once gives up!
  • That speech in the Real Life examples of You Are Not Alone. Every time you're feeling down, read that entry. It'll help, I promise.
    You. I don't care who you are, what you look like, how old you are, where you're from, what you do for a living, what religion you are, your sexuality, your opinions, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE loves you and cares about you. Be it your friends, your family, or some random person on the street, there's always someone that wants to see you smile, even if it doesn't seem like it. Love and affection are present everywhere you look, and if you're considering hurting yourself, for the love of God, think about this before you do it. Even if nobody you know or met cares (and I guarantee that they do), there's a million people you've never met who don't want you to hurt yourself. I know I certainly don't. So go hug a kitten, pet a puppy, give someone flowers, tell a joke, be happy. Because you will never, ever be alone.
    • As of October 2014, The Stinger for the same page is this: We all built this website together. In October 2015, it was revised to add: "And don't worry. Even if it doesn't seem like it now, the world is better with you in it. You will not be forgotten. I promise."
    • In December 2016, it was revised as: "We all built this website together. And don't worry, for even if it doesn't seem like it now, the world is better with you in it. You will not be forgotten. We promise."
    • In May 2017, the following was added to the page:
    And yes, this applies specifically to YOU. You are unique, you matter, you make a difference in many people's lives, and people can like you exactly the way you are. We're glad you're here.
  • On how The Sarah Jane Adventures fans can still believe in the goodness of humanity now that our Sarah Jane is no longer there to tell us everything will be okay, one wise troper had this to say: "We don't stop believing in it or think it no longer matters because she's dead and one day so will we all be. We believe in it because she lived."
  • The Stinger to the Sadness Tropes Index.
    Good God, there's a lot more of these than there are Happiness Tropes, aren't there?
  • The folder labels on "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue can be... strangely heartwarming.
  • Doubles as Awesome: Any time anyone manages to find Awesome/Heartwarming/Tear Jerker/Funny Moments in an otherwise awful work, or one that otherwise has more haters than fans (e.g. Teen Titans Go!, Chicken Little, the Star Wars prequels), is extremely controversial (e.g. Ghostbusters (2016)), or a Contested Sequel/outright victim of Sequelitis (e.g. Shrek the Third, Ralph Breaks the Internet).
  • The second-to-last paragraph on the page for Mary Kay Bergman, which is also on the Driven to Suicide page. A similar message was added to the page for Etika after his own suicide.
  • The stinger for Thanking the Viewer. It's not just addressing the readers and editors for their interest in the page, but also for their interest in this wiki as a whole.
  • This entry from the Real Life subfolder of The First Cut Is the Deepest:
    Also, for those tropers who had a recent break up with your first boyfriend/girlfriend, it's something perfectly normal, you'll find another one. Believe it.
  • The entry from Abusive Parents has a similar, yet even better paragraph at the end with links for children that need to deal with this and with the same You Are Not Alone message. You guys are awesome. Whoever it is that left that is awesome. If even one person is helped by that, this site already made a difference.
  • For what it's worth, the Real Life section of It Will Never Catch On seems to fit.
  • Writing a work page for a particularly obscure work, expecting yourself to be the page's only contributor of information...only to see it start being expanded on by another editor can make you feel like You Are Not Alone.
  • If the Nightmare Fuel and Tear Jerker pages have left you feeling sleepless or watery-eyed, both of the main pages for these tropes have handy links to Sweet Dreams Fuel at the bottom. The Tear Jerker main page also has a page for Funny Moments, for those who prefer laughs for getting their spirits back up.
  • The page on Word of God that says that Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable were always meant to be together and their love will last forever.
  • The former Troper Tales for Guilty Pleasures. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Space Jam appeared the most and so many people were united by admitting they liked them.


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