warm the cockles of one's heart
To cause a feeling of affectionate happiness: “The thought of his grandmother was enough to warm the cockles of his heart.”
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Gratify one, make one feel good, as in It warms the cockles of my heart to see them getting along so well. This expression uses a corruption of the Latin name for the heart's ventricles, cochleae cordis. [Second half of 1600s]