I took DD and her friend to the skating rink today. A lady approached me asking if it was ok for her to buy the girls skates. I asked why she'd want to do that? I didn't know her. She said that she and her sister used to skate there when they were kids and her sister died when she was a teen. Every year on the anniversary of her sister's death, she buys two sisters a new pair of skates to honor her. I told her they're friends, not sisters. She said close enough and we took the girls to pick their new skates out.
This is the 2nd act of kindness in 6 months that dd has been on the receiving end of. Totally unexpected both times. Have you or your kids ever have anything like that happen?
*ETA* I picked the skates up last night. They were having a private party and we didn't have time to try them on and skate at the rink anyway, but here's what the skates looked like in the box and my daughter in our kitchen with hers on.