I had a comparable experience, leaving my hotel on my last day in NY. The guy asked me for some change. But all I had was a 20 dollar bill. Without hesitation, I gave it to him. Don’t ask why. It just felt right at that very moment. Boy, did he look puzzled, like I could expect him to give me some change back? Even asking: Are you sure? Yes, I was. It was his to have. Wow, the joy on his face was priceless. I think he was thinking about hugging me, but he didn’t do it. Leaving that day knowing that I put a smile on a strangers face, felt like a good way of ending my holidays. By that time I wasn’t aware of the universe and getting what to give…so I wasn’t expecting any miracles. I just wanted him to have the money since he needed it more than I did. I’ve never forgotten about that encounter.