Is there a word or saying for a final act of kindness, a final change of heart when you know you're about to die? Say, a fatally wounded soldier giving water to an enemy in the same situation. There are many examples from literature and movies - and surely real life - but I can't think of a good word for this.
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I think a word you could use would be act of conciliation or conciliatory action or behavior.