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The Winnie-the-Pooh series thrives on heartwarming, particularly the Disney installments, so picking out examples is difficult. But here's a shot anyway...


  • One moment from The House at Pooh Corner deserves special mention: Piglet giving up his own house to Owl. Followed by Pooh immediately telling Piglet that he can come and live with him.
  • The scene in The House at Pooh Corner where Pooh sings a song to himself while trying to decide who to visit ("I could spend a happy morning seeing Roo/I could spend a happy morning being Pooh"), but then goes tramping off to Piglet's house, while the narration reveals that that's what he'd planned on doing all along:
    I could spend a happy morning seeing Piglet,
    And I couldn't spend a happy morning not seeing Piglet...
  • The story where Pooh and Piglet try to give Eeyore a hunny pot and a balloon respectively. Pooh winds up eating the honey and Piglet accidentally pops the balloon. They pass the empty pot and shredded balloon as their gifts, saying that they got him "a useful pot to put things in and something to put in it as well." Eeyore ends the story happily putting the balloon into the pot and taking it back out over and over again.
    • In the same story, it's revealed that Christopher Robin later gave him a present after all, and a birthday cake. The cherry on top is that the cake had Eeyore's name in pink sugar, and pink sugar was one of the things Eeyore was lamenting not getting earlier in the story.
  • In the last book, The House at Pooh Corner, the final scene (with Christopher Robin and Pooh spending their last childhood day together before Christopher Robin goes off to school) is a several-pages-long Heartwarming Moment, and ends with these words:
    So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his bear will always be playing.
  • Even Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, for all its flaws, manages to pull off a Heartwarming Moment ending, that's somewhat reminiscent of the original ending of The House at Pooh Corner but still does its own thing. Christopher Robin, after spending the summer with his friends, has to leave and go back to school again, and Pooh and Piglet philosophize over the changing nature of things before going off together:
    So off they went, together. And if you pass by the Hundred Acre Wood on an early autumn evening, you might see them, arm in arm, strolling contentedly under the trees, until they are swallowed up by the mist.
    • There's also "In Which Rabbit Organises Everything", where Rabbit is driven mad by his rambunctious friends and relations and retreats to Pooh's house. Pooh comforts him, lets him sleep in his bed for the night and (with a bit more reluctance) gives him some honey. The following day he makes Rabbit's friends and relations help clean up the mess they made in Rabbit's house and the chapter ends with everyone singing songs Christopher Robin taught them.
    Rabbit: “I thought I was a sensible animal,”
    Pooh: “Of course you are, everybody knows that.”
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  • In "Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday", which was written to commemorate both Pooh and Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthdays, Piglet giving a balloon to Prince George of Cambridge.

Disney animations

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Piglet's Big Movie

  • Every time Christopher Robin chuckles and says "Silly old bear". Cutest Catchphrase ever.
  • The relationship between Pooh and Christopher Robin in general.
    • Also the relationship between Pooh and Piglet.
    • Add in Tigger and Roo as well come to think about it.
  • The entire "Places in the Heart" sequence at the end of Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You
  • The ending of the Pooh segment in Kingdom Hearts II, when Sora indicates Pooh's heart and tells him that he can always find him there.
  • In Pooh's Super Sleuth Christmas movie, when Pooh and his friends give up trying to save Christmas, thinking it's a lost cause, but Darby convinces them to keep going.
  • Pooh's Hefflaump Movie:
    • "Lumpster? You're not captured anymore."
    • The "Little Mr. Roo" song, in which Kanga, first as Kath Soucie and then as Carly Simon sings a lullaby to Roo about not growing up too fast. Later reprised briefly Roo as "Little Lumpy Loo."
    • During the closing credits, the song "Shoulder to Shoulder" is reprised as Lumpy is shown getting to know the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood. During the ending of the lyrics "I've never had a best friend before / So I can't be sure what it feels like / But I think it feels more like this, I do / I think I feel more like myself / When I'm with you" and as the credit "Peter Cullen as Eeyore" is shown, Lumpy sits down next to Eeyore, who smiles twice as a large group of butterflies land on his back and one lands on Lumpy's trunk. Slightly later during the credits sequence, as "And Introducing Kyle Stanger as Lumpy" is shown, Lumpy meets Christopher Robin.
  • This scene between Chris and Pooh from the ending of Pooh's Grand Adventure:
    Chris: "Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred."
    Pooh: "How old shall I be then?"
    Chris: "Ninety-nine."
    Pooh: "I promise."
    • The exchange comes from the last original novel, The House At Pooh Corner, as shown above. The Disney version, for some reason, changes these end lines from the book and delivers an ending that, while still a legitimate Heartwarming Moment, is a bit more of a Tear Jerker:
      Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in their enchanted place on top of the forest, a little bear will always be waiting.
  • The trailer alone for the 2011 movie is enough to leave you teary-eyed. The use of Keane's song "Somewhere Only We Know" is brilliant in itself. Even the usually snarky and harsh YouTube repliers filled the video's pages with touching comments about how they watched it and felt like a child again!
  • In the end of the 2011 film, when Pooh chooses to bring Eeyore his tail back instead of receiving honey (after looking for it the entire movie). This proves that the only thing he loves more than honey are his friends. Also this little exchange.
    Pooh: "So are you happy, Eeyore?"
    Eeyore: "No. (Beat) But I sure do like this new tail. Thank you, Pooh."
  • The end of Piglet's Big Movie.
    • The plot is pivoted largely by the rest of the gang thinking Piglet has gotten lost after a recent antic of their's (not noticing he walked off to ponder a while prior). He's not been gone for so much as half a day and they've already thrown a frantic search party for him.
    • The movie adapts Kanga and Roo's introductory story from the novels, in which Roo is replaced by Piglet and Kanga spends the day trolling him as payback. Unlike the original story however, Kanga soon takes mercy on him and takes on a gentle tone, at which point Piglet realises Kangas aren't scary at all.
  • There is an adorable observation of Eeyore and his friends treat him; "One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all his friends. What is amazing is that they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they never leave him behind, or ask him to change. They just show him love."
  • This could extend to the whole cast. The Hundred Acre Wood as a whole is populated by chaotic residents who nearly all harbour a severe flaw or outright mental defect. Nevertheless Christopher Robin loves them all and they love him, and they would never dream of forcing each other to act like sane beings. Pooh himself is a gluttonous oaf and Piglet constantly suffers from anxiety. And they seldom want to spend a minute of their lives away from each other.
  • "A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving":
    • The plot revolves around Rabbit trying to direct the other animals to make a Thanksgiving celebration in a characteristically well meaning but superficial and over meticulous way. After things expectedly go haywire and Rabbit goes into mourning over the holiday being ruined. Pooh gathers the others to make a meal out of whatever they can and bring it to Rabbit:
    Rabbit: But the decorations, the food, the party...
    Tigger: Why it's all right here, Long Ears.
    Pooh: Everything except you.
    *cut to Rabbit at the table with everyone with a touched smile*
    • It's an easy to miss one, but during the Disaster Dominoes, when Owl trips and drops his tower of plates onto Eeyore and Piglet, Eeyore knocks Piglet out of the way to save him.
  • In Springtime For Roo we briefly hear Eeyore laugh. It is expectedly adorable.
    • We also see him laugh in the episode, "The New Eeyore" from The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in which he is tickled by Tigger.
  • The Book of Pooh:
    • "Enter Braying" has an adorable Continuity Nod to the original book and cartoons, Eeyore has apparently written a short play, after a mangled first attempt, it is revealed to be a reenactment of his birthday in A Day For Eeyore.
    • The show has a good few Big Brother Instinct moments between Tigger and Roo. For example "The Littlest Dinosnore" has Roo upset when he can't join the others in a hike, so Tigger stays behind and tells him stories to make him feel better. "The Bounce of a Lifetime" also has Tigger worried Roo will be disillusioned when he can't make an impossibly high bounce over the forest. Roo's response when he confesses:
    Roo: But Tigger, I'd still look up to you if you couldn't bounce at all.

Russian animations

  • "Pooh goes visiting" has the adorable way Pooh takes care of Piglet, washing his face, leading him around, tying his bib on (over his face), and clumsily attempting to show him proper etiquette.