A teacher told us this story about virtuous actions that goes something like this:
A person passes by a stupa when it is raining. In order to protect the stupa from the rain, they remove their shoes and put them over the stupa. A second person later passes by the same stupa. They see the shoes on the stupa and remove them, thinking that is no place for dirty shoes.
Conclusion: Both people performed a virtuous action because of their wholesome intentions.
Does anyone know where this is from? I believe the teacher mentioned it was from the sutras.