There was an attending I worked with in residency who I will call Dr. Lane. He was my absolute favorite attending. He's the reason I ended up in PM&R in the first place, partially because I ran into him during a very low moment in my internship, and partially because he wrote me a letter of recommendation (and one for fellowship later on).
I loved that Dr. Lane always told corny jokes. I loved that he offered me Vitamin C tablets when I was sick because he said he felt like he had to look out for me since my parents were far away. I loved that at the end of every rotation, he treated his residents to lunch at his favorite falafel place.
And he actually did something for me once on call that was unbelievably nice:
We took call from home. One evening at about 7PM, I got a call that a patient's halo brace had fallen off. A halo brace is what is used to stabilize the neck after a cervical fraction, so when it falls off, that's really bad. It's an emergency.
I called Dr. Lane, who was the attending on call that night. He told me he was still in the hospital (for some reason). I told him I'd meet him there, and he insisted that I stay home. I tried to insist on coming in, but he said, "It's not a big deal. I'm already here. And you're pregnant." (I was six months pregnant at the time.)
And he did take care of it himself. It probably took him hours. I will never, ever forget that.