All those threads about parking and snow removal made me realize that I've got some awesome neighbors! Last year, when we got blasted by a massive snow storm, my poor car ended up sitting in a 4 ft snowdrift (in between the accumulation, plowing, and the wind blowing "just right"). I had to somehow get myself out and since I don't own an actual shovel (we hardly ever get much snow in this part of the country), I rounded up my trusty dustpan and headed outside. After about an hour of nonstop digging, I'd managed to clear out all of two wheels and still had a looong way to go.
All of a sudden, this very nice, middle-aged gentleman came out with a shovel and basically dug out the car for me!
(I helped, as much as I could.) Since I live in an apartment building, turns out that he'd seen me doing battle with the snow out of his window, felt bad and decided to help! I thanked him profusely and got him a nice thank you card and a small gift card from our local grocery store.
This year, I bought a proper snow scraper. However, as I was cleaning out my car last week (we got a little bit of snow), the handle on the darned thing broke. So, I gritted my teeth, looked through the car for something else to use, but the only thing I could find was a roll of paper towels. As I was scraping off the snow with said paper towel (and freezing my patootie in the process), another nice neighbor pulled up next to me and let me use her scraper.
There are a couple of other occasions that come to mind, but, in my experience, snow actually tends to bring out the good in people.