This happened before the pandemic. I had gone with my husband to get my slipper repaired by a man sitting on the roadside. He said it would take 10 minutes. It was late evening. We thought we would have a snack meanwhile and come back quickly. As we enjoyed our tea, I suddenly felt like buying something for that man too. So we bought a masala dosa parcel. When we went back, my slipper was ready. He was a little irritated as we had taken a little longer, and it was time for him to wind up. Along with the money which was due we handed over the parcel to him. There was a surprised look on his face. We told him that this was to thank him for his work. He smiled. And we smiled back. 🙂
A surprise gift can bring a lot of happiness to anyone however small it may be.
~ Black Lotus User