Favorite “Aww” Moments In Books & Movies & TV (Share those sweet/cute moments in books that give you warm fuzzies.)


“Do it for Blair”

The neighborhood may hate her Dad, but they love Blair!

As Shelby and Jackson leave for their honeymoon everyone is waving good-bye. Drum [Tom Skerrit encircles his wife, M’lynn (Sally Field) from behind and pulls her close. Love it every time).

[Left] The faculty reception where Joy (Debra Winger) pulls Jack (Anthony Hopkins) aside and pretends to wipe something from his face to get the faculty men wondering! The faculty men included a much younger Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame as one of the faculty. Then [right] on holiday, once they are “really” married, Jack kisses Joy and she can’t get close enough to him–she puts her hand under his jacket to feel more of him. I love that.


My all-time favorite tv shows are the original Bob Newhart Show, the original All Creatures Great and Small, the original Upstairs, Downstairs, and my very favorite show of all time: As Time Goes By with Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. This show (the awful first season aside–it was necessary but still…) is a multi-year AWE moment. The scene above is wonderful, as is the proposal and so many others. I just plain love this show!

Check out the video from this show at the bottom of this post. If you want to see the whole series, it is now only on BritBox.

Susan Hampshire and Julian Fellowes (center and right) in Monarch of the Glen
These two had two of the best scenes in the whole series. When Killwillie, knowing Molly and Archie are struggling with the death duties proposes to Molly. When she says a lot of money isn’t a reason to marry he replies “Isn’t it?” and looks so crestfallen! The other scene, which perfectly illustrates the adage that “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did only backwards and in high heels” is when Killwillie and Molly dance a tango. Killwillie is so utterly “chuffed” at his own prowess–it is adorable.

The whole series is available somewhere on streaming. Just not on Amazon Prime in the USA.


The Queen’s Guards starred both Raymond Massey (above) and his son, Daniel Massey. Above Ursula Jeans, aka Mrs Fellowes (coincidence on the name–nothing to do with Julian) and her husband exchange the tenderest, stilted, awkward “love” scene ever. Two people who have likely never let anyone see that they are married, in love, or even like each other, but this one “outburst” of affection occurs once she’s closed all the curtains! Love it’s utter awkwardness. You can watch it it here at around the 1:36:28 time stamp. Must be seen to be appreciated. https://youtu.be/h1CxpiXBmaY

I’m back to work! Monday was my first day, so that’s all I’ve got for this week. Thank you to everyone for your encouragement during my TWO periods of unemployment this year. You really helped me.

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  1. Awww, so sweet! AND congrats on being back on the job. I hope it’s one you’ll come to really enjoy — both the job and (maybe more importantly?) the coworkers.

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  2. So thrilled to hear you are back in work. It must be such a relief.
    I saw this weeks topic and could come up with only three books – I didn’t realise you could include films too. Oh well, too late now.

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  3. Best of luck with the new job! As for your awe moments, reading many of these reminds me of my relationship with my husband. We’ve actually heard people say awe when they see us together because even after more than 20 years of marriage, we still like to hold hands and cuddle. Our oldest has even told me she hopes to find a relationship like ours.

    Pam @ Read! Bake Create!

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  4. I am happy that you are back to work, Lisa and that this job is perfect for you. Steel Magnolias is a favourite of mine as well and who doesn’t love All Creatures Great and Small!

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  5. Being out of work when you don’t want to be can be so stressful! Then there’s the whole job hunting process which is just terrible. Glad you have something and hope it will be something you enjoy. Interesting list this week! Hope you find time to read a good book this week.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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  6. Congratulations on the new job! So happy for you. I loved your post of “Aww” moments. I always enjoyed As Time Goes By. I am a big fan of Judi Densch. I also loved Steel Magnolias. You sure picked some great ones.

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