Ooh I do have a story for this one! A good one too.
When I was about 15 I was in the hospital and at a really low time in my life. There was a day room and we all sat in there and hung out and watched tv, played board games, etc. When visitors came, we were all in there. There was a boy there who had Aspergers and his grandma would always come visit him. She was an older German woman. The boy was more absorbed in his video games than in talking to his grandma so while I was in the common room, I would sit and chat with her and keep her company. I played a few card games with her and she was very interesting. We shared stories and talked. My dad works for a German company and spends a lot of time taking business trips to the country. One day my dad came to visit and she was there and they got along great and shared stories about places in common they'd been to in Germany. Another day some other kids and I were making friendship bracelets and I gave her one. She said thanks and that she wanted to give me something in return. I said no, you don't have to do that!
One day I was sleeping in my bed and she walked into my room and woke me up. I was half asleep and she said "Here, this is for you because you gave me the bracelet." and slipped a ring onto my finger and put a little ceramic cat box on my dresser. She told me she made the cat box in a pottery class and was a white cat, just like mine at home. She said she had gotten the ring from Brazil and I was really appreciative and told her thank you so much. Her grandchild left a few days later and I just really appreciated having her there.
So I got an 18 karat gold ring with freshwater pearls from an almost stranger. It is so nice and I've worn it almost every day since it was given to me. Which was in 2009. My hand feels naked without it. I'm wearing it right now! Not only is it a very beautiful ring, it's like a symbolic reminder of how people can be very kind and goodhearted. I was in a really dark time in my life at the point it was given to me and it's like a 'faith in humanity restored' thing. I think she must have really appreciated the company I gave her too because it was such a very kind thing to do.
My mom suggested that I should pawn it once when I was broke and I got super mad. I would NEVER pawn this ring.
Sorry for the typos/grammatical errors that are surely there. I haven't slept in a while.