He smiled understandingly – much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced – or seemed to face – the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, Chapter 3. Nick is in awe on his first meeting with Gatsby, the American Dream personified. He is captivated by his new friend’s charming and charismatic personality, especially his smile, the kind of smile you only experience a few times in your life.