In Season 6, Episode 13, “And Maggie Makes Three,” Homer Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) tells his children the story of how the youngest of the family, Maggie, was born. Back then, Homer left the nuclear power plant to pursue his dream job at a bowling alley. After the partying, Marge (Julie Kavner) discovers she’s pregnant and tries to keep the information from Homer. He eventually finds out and is distraught now that their financial plans are ruined. He tries his best to get a raise from his new job but fails and gets his old job back. As punishment, Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) leaves a plaque in front of Homer’s desk that reads, “Remember, you’re here forever.”
When Maggie is finally born, Homer immediately falls in love with her. Back in the present, Bart (Nancy Cartwright) and Lisa (Yeardley Smith) are still confused as to why there are no photos of Maggie in their family album. Homer responds by saying that he has photos, but they are kept where he needs them most. Then we see that the wall in front of his desk at work is littered with photos of Maggie. The photos are arranged to change the words on the plaque to say, “Do it for them now.”
With all of Homer’s dark antics, it’s easy to forget that deep down he loves his family and works hard to provide for them. Any parent who has fought tooth and nail to provide for their loved ones, even if it means working a less-than-ideal job, can instantly relate to this moment. And even if you’re not, the purity of his connection with the most innocent member of the Simpsons household is just too wholesome not to choke on.