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"Aww, you sneeze like a kitten."
Mabel Pines reacting to Dipper's sneeze, Gravity Falls, "Headhunters"

This trope is about sneezes that are clearly intended to be seen as cute, either In-Universe or by the audience. Characters who do this are often cute themselves. If they are not, it can be embarrassing, especially for a character who often tries to act manly or mature. Could be considered the opposite of Sneeze of Doom in that those are usually loud and occur at inconvenient times, and thus get negative reactions.



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    Anime and Manga 
  • Osaka from Azumanga Daioh gets very quiet little sneezes that just sound like she's saying "ehhh-cho" and make Kagura burst into laughter.
    Tomo: Hayfever looks like fun!
  • Miyuki of Lucky Star has incredibly gentle sneezes. On the other hand, Konata's sneezes are loud and exaggerated.

  • In the Scooby-Doo fanfiction Under the Weather, Velma is suffering from what appears to be the flu (it causes both sneezing and stomach pain). She notes that while she's been told she has a cute sneeze, she's bored of hearing it so often.
  • From Roam Springa: In the first chapter:
    And the sun chose that moment to make it up to my eyes. “Hi-choo!” I wiped my nose, which of course meant I had to wash my hooves before handling food again. Then another high-pitched sneeze followed.
    “My word, you are adorable!” Cup Cake said.
    By lunchtime, I’d made over sixty-five bits in tips.

    Film – Animated 
  • In The Lion King (1994), Baby Simba sneezes in a cute way when Rafiki sprinkles dust on him. His parents' smiles show just how cute they think it is.
  • Rise of the Guardians: After Babytooth is thrown off a cliff, Jack asks her if she is O.K. She nods and then sneezes. Since she is a tiny fairy, it is very cute.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Community: Lovable Jock Troy Barnes has a secret: he sneezes like a cute little girl, a fact he's ashamed about. He goes so far as to get lessons on giving a Sneeze of Doom from Pierce in a Sensei for Scoundrels scenario.
    Jeff: Ha ha! Troy sneezes like a girl!
    Troy: How 'bout I come over there and pound you like a boy!? ...That did not come out right.
  • In an episode of The Wonder Years, Kevin meets a girl with a comedically large nose. At one point, she's about to sneeze, and everyone braces themselves for the worst, but instead, she does a very petit sneeze, causing everyone to laugh once she leaves, including Winnie, who initially chided everyone for laughing at her.

    Video Games 

  • Faux Pas: While visiting the Green Mountain Studio Animals ranch, the vixen Cindy contracts a head cold. The hen Myrtle is mildly jealous that Cindy's naive cuteness has caught handsome Randy's attention. When Cindy prepares to sneeze in strip #150, three "ahh"s are followed by a tiny, feminine "t'nk."
    Myrtle: Great. Even her sneeze is cute.

    Web Video 
  • During one of Soviet Womble's playthroughs of ARMA III, he comes across squadmate KayJay, who has ridiculously high-pitched "pixie sneezes", confusing the rest of the squad considering he's a full-grown man.
    KayJay: It was a sneeze! Real men don't need their sneezes to sound masculine, okay?
    Womble: Real men just fucking sneeze! Real men don't sound like a fairy having a stroke!

    Western Animation 
  • Gravity Falls: In "Headhunters", it's revealed Dipper's sneezes are rather cute though he finds it embarrassing. In the climax, after the wax Sherlock Holmes is beaten, Dipper starts to celebrate but sneezes during so causing wax Sherlock Holmes to mock how adorable it is as he melts away with the coming sunrise, much to Dipper's chagrin.
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Green Isn't Your Colour", Fluttershy sneezes from having makeup caught in her nose and the ponies doing the makeover on her marvel at how "graceful" her sneeze is.
  • Subverted with Lil' Sneezer of Tiny Toon Adventures. Since he's a mouse, you would expect him to have a cute sneeze, but instead, they're comparable to hurricanes.
  • We Bare Bears did a whole episode about Panda's cute sneeze. He is embarrassed by it until Grizz posts a video of it online and he becomes famous enough that Nom-Nom, a koala internet celebrity, challenges him to a cute-off.
  • In season 5 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Catra is revealed to have an incredibly cute sneeze following her Heel–Face Turn, much to Adora, Glimmer, and Bow's amusement.

    Real Life 


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Panda, despite wanting to deny it, sneezes in a cute manner.

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