Growing up, there were a couple movies that always made me tear up. The Fox and the Hound. (When they end with "'Cause You're the Best of Friends" - oh man.) I don't think I ever actually made it to the end of Bambi. And both An American Tail and Fievel Goes West always got me with the song "Somewhere Out There." The idea of being separated from family, lost in New York or the Wild West was so sad. Recently, however, the song started helping me to feel a little less homesick.
During its first season, the NBC comedy Community had a plot line in which two characters, Troy and Abed, had to train a rat to respond to a certain song. They named their rat Fievel before he escaped from the lab. This clip is from the end of that episode. It makes me smile because it reminds me of school, it makes the distance between Philadelphia, Boston and Ann Arbor feel shorter, and because there's dancing. If you are unfamiliar with the show, I hope you appreciate it for the great music and for the fact that Chevy Chase is in it.
Community - Somewhere, Out There by blacktuna4581
Cheers me up every time!
What reminds you of places you miss? What makes you feel at home?