Got a very kind note from a friend today.
We had sent her an Amazon gift card for her birthday (she lives in Canada, and the prospect of paying cross-border fees did not enchant) - just a way of saying Congratulations, hope you are doing well in your law studies, keep in touch. And what she said in return was that she'd had a very tough week, law school not being a bucket of fun, plus she's working, and when she got the notification of the card, it was like 'balm on a wound'. She said she almost cried.
I was overwhelmed, myself. Its nice when you can do that for someone.