Hinata Changed History!The moment Hinata’s hand made impact with Naruto’s cheek, the moment he was awakened out of the impending darkness illuminating from a hand out stretched to him. That moment, the parallel between Naruto and Obito separated at a cross roads and the multitude of mistakes that Obito made out of the lonely confines of unrequited love’s woes ceased relevance to Naruto’s character.More Like This
Hinata is the one that saved Naruto from Obito’s fate. She is a factor, an option, a person, Obito never had. Obito never was graced with a Hinata. She stood between a breaking point within Naruto, she picked up the pieces of his grief, and once again ignited the passion and belief in himself in front of adversity, in the middle of a war that would determine the fate of all either one of them has ever known.
Kishimoto is stressing the pain Obito felt over the loss of Rin to show how tragically not letting go and moving forward can be.
He also showed that Naruto knew Sakura would never