gratifying; rewarding; satisfying: a heartwarming response to his work.

1895–1900; heart + warming

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Blanketing a heartwarming stew with a flaky brown crust is a great idea whose
  time has come.
While lacking the heartwarming character of the published account, this version
  might have the virtue of being true.
These dinners were heartwarming and soul-strengthening beyond their cost and
There is something wholesome and heartwarming about slug lines.
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