I bought two Maglite® flashlights in 1996: a Maglite 4D and a Mini-Maglite® 2AA.
Three years later I was a law student at a university in Brazil. One day, the southern half of Brazil suffered a power outage. The university's emergency lights were switched on and classes were suspended.
Off campus there were no lights, just the vehicle lights and... my Mini-Maglite® 2AA! I carried them in my suitcase with a lanyard for easy access in the dark.
When I was on my way home on the bus, the streets were completely dark. The passengers getting off at the same bus stop followed me because I was the only person with a flashlight! So, one by one, I led these people to their homes. Only then did I go home...