The feeling of being moved has only received marginal attention by emotion research during the last decades. Recently, an emotion framework termed kama muta has been introduced giving a first overview and suggesting that being moved is a positive cultural-dependent feeling typically accompanied by tears, piloerection, and a warm feeling in the chest (Seibt, Schubert, Zickfeld & Fiske, 2015). The present article tries to give a first insight into the effects of kama muta. Based on relational models theory (Fiske, 2004) it is postulate that being moved induces closeness and feelings of warmth. Two different studies including 702 participants investigated the effects of being moved with regard to a known or unknown observed target. Over both studies communal feelings toward the target were predicted by being moved, and in Study 2 also by the type of story presented (moving vs. neutral vs. amusing). In both studies, subjective feelings of warmth in the chest were higher after feeling moved. The interplay among being moved, warmth in the chest and communal feelings was mediated by both warmth and communal feelings in Study 2. Implications of the present findings and possible future research directions are discussed.