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  • Jade and Robbie in "Star-Spangled Tori". They team up to find out why Cat has been acting so strange lately (that Jade noticed she did is heartwarming in itself). When they discover she sleeps in the school's attic because she ran away from her "mean" uncle, they even make sure she can move in with her grandmother instead. Double heartwarming for Jade, as she doesn't only show how much she cares about Cat, but is noticeably nicer to Robbie than usual. Also, while Robbie stays in the attic with Cat for the night so she doesn't have to be alone, Jade contacts Cat's parents and grandmother and arranges the move.
  • The end of “Jade Dumps Beck”.
    Jade: You love me again.
    Beck: Who said I stopped?
    • A relatively small one but the scene where Tori adorably helps the dog blow his nose.
  • You really have to pay attention to notice it, but in “Jade Dumps Beck”, when Jade is letting the dog into Beck's RV, you can see Jade give Tori a little smile. YMMV on whether it's really a crowner, but it was pretty nice to see.
  • In "The Diddly Bops" we get another small one from Beck and Jade. While Tori and Andre are singing their song, he wraps his arm around her and gives her a kiss on the cheek. Jade actually looks happy for once, and not the mean-happy she usually is.
  • YMMV, but in the episode “Trapped in an RV” (a.k.a., “Survival of the Hottest”), everyone putting aside all of their fighting over water and fans to sing the theme song.
  • The end of “Rex Dies” when Tori can't bring herself to make Robbie think that Rex died and 'brings him back to life'. As weird as the scene is, it's still touching.
    Beck: We're not really going to a hospital. It's a puppet.
    Cat: Not to Robbie.
    • On the other hand, Jade remarks that for Robbie to keep relying on a puppet is very unhealthy and that to be rid of Rex would force him to become more self-reliant. Attempt to get him to be less annoying or genuine concern for his psychological well-being?
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    • To that end, she helps restrain him from getting too close to the Turblow Jet after Rex gets sucked in. Mind you, how many times has she voiced either indifference or delight at the thought of something happening to the people she surrounds herself with?
  • The speech Andre gives Tori about how "she's special, fantastic, and belongs at Hollywood Arts" in the Pilot episode.
  • Andre comforting Tori when she's losing hope of finding the $ in Ice Cream for Ke$ha.
    Tori: "I don't want to be Trina's assistant anymore! I just need to find "S" to spell Ke$ha. Where... (Starts crying) is the 'S'?..."
    Andre: "I don't know baby... I just don't know."
    • Also in that episode, when Tori has her breakdown in the convenience store, the fact that even Jade manages to muster up some sympathy for her was quite touching.
  • Cat and Jade's friendship in general. You'd think that Cat, being the complete antithesis of Jade would be a prime target of Jade's anger right? Well she isn't. She's the character that Jade consistently treats the best (despite she still doesn't like Cat touching her), almost as well as her boyfriend Beck. I can only think of three minor insults that Jade has said to Cat and there's been a season of episodes. Just that Jade treats Cat carefully and sweetly is a CMOH
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  • Tori and Jade hugging at the end of “Wok Star”. Made even more heartwarming by the fact that Jade is smiling genuinely the entire time.
  • Beck brings Robbie a watermelon for comfort after losing his hambone king title.
  • Jade telling Tori about how she invited her dad to opening night of her play. She's clearly not keen on anyone knowing she and her parents don't have a good relationship, but she was willing to confide in Tori of all people.
    • She gives people more details about her family issues in a later Slap video, indicating that Tori provided a great catalyst for her to talk about her issues more openly, however guarded she remains.
  • The ending of Jade's play Well Wishes in "Wok Star" where Cat's character seems to have died just before the paramedics recover her body from the well, but the actor playing her father kisses her forehead and she suddenly comes back to life. Not only is it touching to see her do this scene, but it gives you some idea about Jade's mindset.
  • The fact that Tori would donate THREE PINTS of blood for Robbie.
  • Everyone worrying for Tori in "Locked Up" just shows how much they care for her.
    • Even better that its Trina who is the most worried, considering how stuck on herself she is in most of the other episodes.
    • In the same episode, Tori defending Jade from the prisoner Jade antagonized.
  • Minor one in "Robarazzi": Jade is visibly irritated when Robbie responds to Tori's (completely justified) rant by saying that she was "freaking out." May double as an instance of Hypocritical Heartwarming, since Jade would have no issue with saying something negative like that about Tori herself.
  • Tori keeping Helen from revealing to Trina that she got kicked out of Hollywood Arts.
  • At the end of "Who Did It To Trina?" Tori says that she doesn't think anyone in the room would want to sabotage Trina, then says "Not even Jade." Given the way Jade has treated Tori in the past and what Tori knows about Jade's opinion of Trina, it's pretty sweet to see that Tori thinks that highly of Jade.
    • The scene where Trina and Sinjin find out they both go to Fuunyi counts. It's rather heartwarming to see someone other than Tori actually being nice to Sinjin.
  • Jade and Andre working on the song together in "Jade Gets Crushed". Especially the fact that Jade, who normally never misses an opportunity to be insulting, doesn't say one mean thing about Andre's horrible song lyrics.
    • The fact that Beck doesn't understand why Andre or anyone else is scared of Jade, proving how much he really loves her.
      • That or he's the only one who realizes that her behavior is just a Jerkass Façade. Of course, the two possibilities are not mutually exclusive.
    • The fact that Andre, who's usually all about the ladies, refuses to move in on Jade specifically because he's Beck's best friend.
    • Tori is willing to go so far as to impersonate Jade to help Andre get over a crush they both know he shouldn't have.
  • Robbie's gift to Cat as her Secret Santa: A cotton candy machine with an attendant so Cat can have cotton candy whenever she wants.
    • Plus, Cat is so thankful that she throws her arms around him and kisses him on the cheek. Consider how rare that must be for poor Robbie.
    • Another one earlier in that same episode, Beck tries to fix Robbie up with a girl. Bonus points for the fact that she was a former bully of his.
  • You'd be forgiven for thinking Trina isn't a good sister. She and Tori definitely have their issues (even for a sitcom), but when the situation calls for it, enter the Big Sister Instinct.
    • In "Pilot", Trina has a chat with Tori and convinces her to stay at Hollywood Arts. She spends most of the conversation lifting her sister's spirits. A few comical remarks in her own favor aside, she speaks to her like a big sister, telling her to not give up. Not only that, but she never bothers to warn Tori about Jade. Either she didn't know about Jade (given that she's an underclassman) or she just knew the mean girl was no match for her little sister.
    • In "Tori the Zombie", Trina sounds slightly panicked when she realizes Cat used grizzly glue on Tori's face and happily says she and Cat will go get the solvent for Tori afterschool. Given how Trina is usually shown to either not care or be oblivious to others' problems, it's definitely heartwarming. Maybe not a crowner, but heartwarming.
    • In "Jade Dumps Beck", we see them playing a tennis game on their Wii. It's ruined when Trina accidentally knocks Tori down and then comically blames her for messing up her perfect shot, but it's still nice to see them casually hanging out and having fun together like sisters.
    • In "Beggin' On Your Knees", Trina is quick to warn that Ryder Daniels has a habit of breaking girls' hearts. Unlike in "Freak the Freak Out", she makes no attempt to ask Ryder out or the like and genuinely wanted to warn her sister about Ryder, even urging her to snoop through his phone. She then cheers as Tori puts Ryder on blast at the end of the episode.
    • In "Tori Gets Stuck" Trina instantly recognizes that Tori is approaching a bouquet of bush daisies (a life-threatening allergen for Tori) and warns her off before she can touch them. Plus, the fact that she recognized them instantly implies that she memorized their aesthetics specifically for moments like this. She also gets angry when she sees Jade in the costume meant for Tori in the play, asking "Why are you wearing Tori's dress?" In the end, she's quite pleased that Jade was punished for trying to hurt Tori throughout the episode.
    • As mentioned above in "Locked Up", she's the most worried out of everyone when Tori gets stuck in prison. She practically demands the chancellor for her release.
    • In "The Gorilla Club", she cheers for Tori when she takes on the gorilla and is visibly worried when she gets tackled and injured.
    • In "Helen Back Again", she comforts Tori when she thinks the latter is trying to admit to getting kicked out of Hollywood Arts. It's funny because it was actually the former who was about to be kicked out, but her heart is undoubtedly in the right place. She even tells her that it hurts her when her little sister fails at something, inferring that she has high standards for Tori.
    • In "The Breakfast Club", she buys a bag of tacos for the gang, sneaks into the school, and leaves it in Tori's locker for them to pick up, all while knowing she was risking getting thrown in detention herself. There's nothing to suggest she isn't doing all this without complaint or compensation, she just... does it.
    • In "Wanko's Warehouse", when Jade tries to blame getting stuck behind a wall of security lasers on Tori, Trina defensively steps up behind Tori.
  • Jade's gift to Tori was...odd, but pretty sweet if you consider: Here's Tori, desperate to find a Secret Santa gift for Andre, and Jade, who previously said that it was Tori's problem and not hers, has decided to help Tori give Andre the perfect gift. (Helping him convince his teacher that his Christmas song is worthy of a good grade.) Considering Jade's usual treatment of Tori, it's pretty nice that she went to all that trouble. (She not only gave Tori the idea, she helped perform it, which probably wasn't high on Jade's list of desirable activities.)
  • Jade laughing and smiling with the others in "The Breakfast Bunch". For all her initial griping about having detention, she doesn't seem to be having a bad time. (Keep in mind, this is a girl who approaches most situations with, at best, snarky indifference.)
    • In the same episode the gang in detention needs food for lunch so Tori texts Trina to buy tacos for them and drop them off in her locker. One would expect her to complain or forget or demand a favor in return but she just does it.
  • So, so much of the B-plot of Andre's Horrible Girl. Particularly heartwarming examples include...
    • Jade wanting to hang out with Cat, but being unwilling to show her neediness, and Cat going along with it (whether deliberately or just being her Cloudcuckoolander self, it's still adorable)
    • Jade actually staying after breaking the guitar and the window, rather than running off and leaving Cat with the mess, as her '"mean girl" status would generally require (basically a platonic case of Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other)
    • Robbie and Beck instantly coming to help Cat when she calls.
    • Jade pleading with Cat not to cry, and her crestfallen expression when Cat eventually does break down into tears.
    • Beck protecting Cat during the earthquake by pulling her under the doorway and shielding her with his own body
    • How genuinely happy they all are for her when the boss comes back and assumes all the stuff was broken by the earthquake
      • Also, the boss being a decent guy and not a Bad Boss, and being more concerned about the kids' (and dog's) safety than his material possessions.
  • In "Tori and Jade's Playdate", Jade telling Tori that her singing isn't terrible and that "from certain angles" she's pretty. Coming from Jade, that's a pretty big compliment.
  • "Tori Goes Platinum" has a bunch:
    • Jade initially hesitating when she's offered Tori's place at the Platinum Music Awards. Given Jade's actions in the past (a season ago, she stole Tori's medical records and attempted to poison her when Tori was given the lead in a school play over her), it would have been expected for her to jump at the chance to replace Tori. Although she did end up accepting the offer, the fact that she's grown enough and likes Tori enough to hesitate was a sweet moment.
    • Tori refusing to kiss Beck because she doesn't want to hurt Jade, which is the biggest Heartwarming Moment out of the entire show, seeing that no matter how many times Jade had harm Tori, she would never do anything to retaliate.
    • Jade giving up her chance at superstardom so Tori can have hers.
      • Jade smiling throughout Tori's performance, hugging her afterwards, and telling her "good job."
    • Jade acknowledging Tori as a friend and we all know it.
    Jade: I can't do that to a friend...
    • Beck's response to Tori asking how he knew her diva routine as an act:
    Beck: Because you're Tori. You'd never act like that unless someone was making you.
  • At the end of "Crazy Ponnie" after "Ponnie"/Fawn Leibowitz, an Ax-Crazy girl who's been tormenting Tori has been arrested and seemingly taken away. Sikowitz thinks Tori is still shaken up and needs a police officer to drive her home. Tori asks if they can take her sister Trina whose been sick with a cold and has a fever, home too. In the back seat Trina has her head on Tori's shoulder. She blows her nose loudly and actually apologizes. Tori says "I don't even mind." Trina says "Awww!" and Tori pats her face affectionately. Of course this tender moment is undercut when unbeknownst to them it's revealed Fawn is driving disguised as a police officer.
  • Robbie's role in "The Blonde Squad". After Cat feels insecure about her love interest ditching her because she has no blonde hair, Robbie assures her that anyone who'd date her would be "Lucky as Cheese". Then there was the song at the end of the episode.
    • Robbie and Cat's relationship in general. Robbie is a timid Butt-Monkey and Cat is an eccentric Genki Girl but they genuinely adore each other and Robbie is drawn to Cat's weirdness while others are put off by it and has often looked after her and is always quick to do things for her. Robbie even ended up falling for her and Cat is not only the nicest girl Robbie has ever been close to, but she also has a bit of an attraction to him as well but doesn't want hurt her friendship with him by dating him.
  • If the Jade/Cat friendship is a crowner then so is the Jade/Andre friendship. Simply because she seems the most relaxed around him lately, she considers him a friend (pretty rare for her: she and Beck broke up, she really doesn't like Trina, she barely tolerates Robbie, Cat is basically a pet and whether you believe her or not she says often how much she dislikes Tori.) and they're always together in the background of scenes lately. They even went on a friendly date alone in "The Hambone King".
  • Even though their a bunch of scared kids running away from a crime scene, Beck, Andre and Tori still come back for Robbie.
  • Three words from "Tori Fixes Beck and Jade": "I've missed you."
  • There's a quite subtle one in "The Bad Roommate" after Cat reveals she accidentally caused everyone to see the embarrassing picture of Jade causing her to outright loose it, Beck quite rightly tells Cat to run and then restrains Jade to stop her strangling Cat. However upon managing this, he immediately starts to hug her and gently stroke her hair. Seeing him attempting to reassure and calm her down (and succeeding) while she's going through such an emotional moment is really quite sweet.
  • Even though they're both terrible people, seeing the little boy and girl get together at the end of Robbie Sells Rex is pretty adorable.
  • Even though Jade deserved some negativity, Sinjin, Robbie, and Beck working to erase the embarrassing photo from the satellite app in "The Bad Roommate" certainly deserves a mention.
  • Beck and Sinjin bonding in "Victori-Yes" by watching a drag race.

Meta and Out of Canon

  • The Slap gives us a few.
  • Jade and Beck are lying together. Both sideways facing the camera .
    Jade: Say you love me
    Beck: What's the magic word.
    Jade: (Quietly) Please.
    Beck: I love you.
    Jade: K (Big goofy grin)
  • After Cat and Andre have finished showing their completed driveby challange. Before the Challange Cat had been insisiting that Andre kiss her stuffed giraffe Mr Long neck.
    Cat: (Raises Mr Longneck into view of the camera looking at Andre insistently.)
    Andre: (Stubbornly) No.
    Cat: (Looks crushed then breaks into laughter and buries her head into the crook of Andre's neck)
    Andre: (Breaks into companiable laughter reaches for the camera) Crazy.
  • Also from the Slap is Beck and Jade's Relationship Advice #2. It's the last 30 seconds of the video that really make it nice.
  • The end of the Slap video Jade with Tots and Beck
    Jade: Tell me something you like.
    Beck: Like or love?
    Jade: (shrug) Love.
    Beck: You.
    Jade: (genuine smile) Awww.
  • Following the episode How Trina Got In, there was a 'trending topics' on TheSlap about things Trina doesn't know how to do. Cat's entry was actually rather friendly:
    #TrinaDon'tKnowHowTo... uh, I don't like this topic. Do I have to say something mean? Her heels are too high but she walks in them very gracefully.
  • Victoria's speech at the 2012 Kids Choice Awards after they won favorite TV show surely counts.
  • For that matter, in an interview at the 2011 Emmys, Ariana Grande said that she would rather have had iCarly win even in the presence of Victorious (at around 0:50 in the video). Talk about friendly competition! Unfortunately, neither of them did.
  • In December 2015, two years after the show was cancelled, the whole cast reunited for a private pyjama onesie party. And apparently, they all sat around and watched episodes of the show together. If that ain't a sign of True Companions, we don't know what is.
  • On the show’s 10th anniversary, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the entire cast, including Eric Lange and Dan Schneider, with the Rex puppet, video chatted on Zoom in lieu of the planned in-person meetup. Avan and Ariana even used their character names for it

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