I am sick right now. I won't go into the details, but suffice it to say that it would probably be easier to list what isn't wrong with me right now, rather than what is.
This being the case, I was on my way home from work yesterday (don't ask why I was at work when I was sick, I don't want to get into it) and I ran into a friend leaving the subway station. She took one look at me and asked if I was okay, and since the answer was clearly "No", I didn't lie and say I was fine. She asked what she could do, starting with offering me tea and vitamins and also mentioning she was going to the supermarket so she could pick something up if I needed it. I took her up on the tea and vitamin C, and I asked her to get me yogurt because it's smooth and cool going down one's throat.
She came by my apartment shortly afterwards, and not only did she bring me tea and vitamin C and yogurt, but she'd also bought me chicken soup. And she wouldn't even let me discuss paying her back.
So, like I said--it's nice to be taken care of when you're sick.