I know sometimes a person will take your laundry out of the washer and put in somewhere, perhaps even in the dryer, because they want to use the washer and they don't want to wait for you.
But I know of no reason why they would have done this, except as a small gift in the true spirit of Christmas. I fantasize as to how it may have happened. Was it someone who lives next door to the laundry room and heard the washer. Then thought "Why, I'll just go move their laundry when it's done and pun the coins in for them." Or, I wonder if they somehow saw me and knew it was me, or did they just do it, not needing to know who it was for?
I believe that the best gifts are those that are totally unexpected. Not necessarily something that we want, or even need, or would ever imagine getting. Just something that makes us feel warm all over, and makes us want to give something back - perhaps even to an unknown stranger - just because. Not because it makes us feel good to give, or because we think it will make the other person happy. But just because giving is - in and of itself - a wonderful, mysterious, magical thing.
Perhaps tomorrow I - and you - may feel the urge to give just some little thing, without regard for person, place or timing, just because the opportunity is there.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!