One year, a talmid chacham in Bnei Brak was niftar before Purim. Shortly thereafter, one of the Steipler’s close students came to see him and discuss a matter concerning the almanah of the talmid chacham who had passed away.
In the midst of the conversation, the Steipler said suddenly, “Pesach is approaching. The almanah will sit down the night of the Seder and be pained by her loneliness. She will remember that her husband always ate hand matzah the night of the Seder, but most probably she would not have bought hand matzah. I’ll give some of my matzah to her.”
The Steipler got up and took out his package of matzah and gave some to his student. He said, “There’s enough here for the night of the Seder. When you give her the matzah, don’t say that I sent it to her, because it’s forbidden to give a present to a woman. Simply say that I gave you this to you to give over to someone who needs it.”
The talmid later said, “It’s impossible to describe in words the incredible excitement and tears in the house of the almanah when I entered and said to her, “I have matzah for you from the Steipler for the night of the Seder.” (Chaim Sheyesh Bahem: Halichos Vehanhagos)