On a positive note, I got a package from my synagogue at home that contained some pretty dreidels, gelt, and candles. I don't have a candle menorah here in my apartment, just an electric one. While the electric menorah is pretty, it just isn't the same. So my roommate went outside and filled a jar with dirt for me to stick my candles in and say my prayers.
If that's not kindness, I'm not sure what is. Also, it was really pretty.