I have seen both super affectionate and super abusive parents in that market. All struggling financially etc.
It's not about comfort or wealth.
The next time, she thanked me with tears in my eyes, and blessed my children for what i did for hers.
Please aleays remember by guy in Kaduna Street Fruit Market, always goofing off with his son.
All the best to all well meaning parents.
I cannot of course speak for everyone, but from what I see, a lot of naijas simply get emotional affirmation from siblings, and this works just fine.