Makes me melty inside. Spike is a good egg.
Side note: can you imagine the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pitching their idea to a producer? "Hey, we have a great idea for a show! Four teenagers are going to turn into giant turtles, and a giant rat is going to teach them ninja skills! And then they'll battle evil, live together in the sewer, eat lots of pizza, and hang out with a red-haired reporter in a yellow jumpsuit. It's going to be radical!!"
Not the kind of turtle our hero rescued. But wow! I used to love this show as a kid.
For the record, my favorite Hero in a Half Shell was Donatello, the cerebral purple one.