(plural warm fuzzies)
- (idiomatic, chiefly in the plural) a good impression; a feeling of comfort or trust
- I suppose they are a reputable business, but I didn't get a warm fuzzy from their salesman.
- (idiomatic, chiefly in the plural) A sense of accomplishment after performing a trivial, meaningless or pointless act; often used derogatorily.
- John picks up litter in our neighborhood because it gives him warm fuzzies.
The term comes from the story The Warm Fuzzy Tale by Claude Steiner, where it is used in a technical sense to illustrate a concept ("positive stroke") of Transactional analysis.