where Ash comforts Dawn by bringing her hot milk when she faints and she sees how nice really is even though he usually is so dense. Id say this moment is a really strong one because, when a guy does something sweet like that for a girl. The girl (whether she shows it or not) really appreciates stuff like that and it will stick with her later because she realizes well this person does sweet stuff for me like this so they definitely care. And it may go deeper, seeing how Dawn wouldn't normally expect this, Ash might really have her open her eyes and think "hey there isnt too many guys out there like this" Just a thought for food. Dawn might not show it onscreen but the writers may understand Dawn's feelings as a character and build off these patiently later to come!