In the end, the Grinch's heart grows three sizes when he realizes the true meaning of Christmas. He returns all the stolen presents and decorations to the Whos of Whoville, who warmly welcome him. The Grinch joins their celebration, carving the roast beast and enjoying the festivities. He also reconciles with Cindy Lou Who and her family, finding love and acceptance. The film concludes with the Grinch carving a star from his sleigh and placing it on top of the Christmas tree, symbolizing his transformation and newfound love for Christmas.