During the first couple of years of our marriage money was very scarce. I was in grad school and driving a cab in New York. My wife was in school and working in a day care center. We would meet up for dinner and well you know. One night I came home and the lights were off, candles lit, dinner on the floor. Wifey said she wanted a romantic dinner, no TV, no radio just our own sounds. Found out years later the electricity was cut off and she didn't want me to worry.
My mother is the proudest person I know. I needed several thousand dollars one year and I called her. She sent it two days later, turns out she sold the only piece of jewelry her mother was able to give her. She'd had it for thirty years. Took me 5 years to find the person and get it back.