MrsG brought LowerCaseG by my office recently, and one of my coworkers had a bunch of models she's gotten through her relationships with certain industries. For example, she's worked directly with a local fire department, and she has a model firetruck. When LowerCaseG was here, he spotted them and loved them, and she must have taken note of this because there was a big Tonka bulldozer on my desk when I walked into work today. It seems my coworker found it with some toys she'd bought at some point for her nephew to play with, and she thought my son would enjoy it. The thing looks brand new; I wouldn't have doubted it for a second if I'd been told it's right out of the box. In any case, she's right - I know he'll love the toy, and I thought it was very kind of her to do something like that for him.
I have a pretty cynical view of people, but I'm always touched by unexpected kindness, especially when it's to children.