Everything in books and movies is better. The reason it’s better is because we know their future or the beginning plot of the story, however in our lives we have no damn clue of where we’re going or what’s going to happen.
It’s comforting to watch an anime or a movie, knowing even if that scene was literally taken and drawn exactly from real life, it still managed to look better in an anime or fiction realm.
Why? Because it’s comforting to relate to other people’s lives in a story and hope that it ends up being in ours.
It comforting to know we can live many different lives from the perspective of one life we call our reality.
And most likely than not, the stories we grow attached to are the ones with happy endings.
Examples (no photos are my own, they all were found on Google):