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Causing gladness and tender feelings: a heartwarming tale.


(ˈhɑrtˌwɔr mɪŋ)

1. tenderly moving: a heartwarming story.
2. gratifying; rewarding: a heartwarming public response to the appeal.
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Adj.1.heartwarming - causing gladness and pleasure; "Is there a sight more heartwarming than a family reunion?"
moving - arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne
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A DURHAM police officer has been captured heartwarmingly blowing a kiss to women giving out free hugs after the Manchester bomb attack.
It's heartwarmingly beautiful to read how bereaved families are acting to help them accept that someone who was a huge part of their lives no longer exists.
SET in a remote bar in rural Ireland, Conor McPherson's play The Weir sees four friends and one stranger find solace in sharing stories ranging from the heartwarmingly humorous to the darkly confessional.
Yet, in a sense, while the country can't wait to welcome new Kias and Toyotas, iPhones, the internet and American fast food chains, there is tenacious pride in its citizens, who speak heartwarmingly of the revolution yet enthusiastically wait for the embargo to be lifted.
Balance between the hands here was expertly weighted, and all the while we were heartwarmingly aware of this generous collaboration between soloist, conductor, and a galvanised orchestra.
Heartwarmingly, the wonderfully generous rice pickers and fishermen all said yes.
The accompanying decrease in Nd-YAG capsulotomy rates is heartwarmingly welcoming so as to obviate the over- exploited use of Nd-YAG laser and its well-known complications.
Rock Island Armory's 1911 A1 FSP is heartwarmingly simple in appearance and the least expensive of the handguns we tested (list is $529, but gun shops often sell them in the mid $400s).
As Hollywood seems fixated on serving up testosterone-addled action figures who promise our adolescents invulnerability, it is heartwarmingly satisfying to see this portrayal of adults adapting to the losses we must all face.
UP ANOTHER 15lb in the weights after that ten-length triumph, Hunt Ball was sent off a well-backed 13-2 favourite for the Pulteney Land Investments Novices' Handicap Chase at Cheltenham, where he bounded away from a competitivelooking field for a heartwarmingly inspirational success that left Knott reflecting that he had run in the wrong race and should have waited three days for the Gold Cup.
The arrival of our three beautiful and unbelievably gentle shire horses, Major, Ted and William at Hinchliffe's Open Farm, Netherton, last summer has proved, to our delight, to be a heartwarmingly popular attraction.
The play is touching and heartwarmingly funny, as the audience follow Elwyn and Kelly as they build new friendships, become accustomed to all things ordinary and start to experience the pleasure of the everyday.