I have an aunt who has been truly an angel to me! We've never been particularly close. After my Grandmother died when I was around 6 years old no one really bothered to be close. I mean we aren't estranged, just you know... not as close as family should be I guess. but in the past couple of years she has really put a lot of effort into keeping in touch. she sends money and gifts for EVERYTHING! like... Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here's some money! This was a gonna be a tight week for me financially. But, she just called and said "Hey check your mailbox. There's money in there for you. I figured you might need some."