I sent out an email asking for a code review at work, and I got the comment "Looks absolutely fabulous of course" back from a reviewing senior developer who I've never met nor heard of before. I have no idea who he is, but it was really pleasing to think that I have a positive reputation around such a wide team. And then, after I did a bunch of quick turnaround work on an important matter for management, I was walking by one of that team as they were in a hallway meeting talking with a bunch of other people, and I got a "hi Zach!" call-out as I was walking by and was tickled.
Of course I probably will f-ck up shortly and ruin the positive streak, but it's cool to have the delusion that people respect my skills.