The happiest of the Creation is the one who is greatest in servitude to Allah
“…And the worshipper – the more humble, needy, and subdued he is before Allah – the closer he will be to Him, and the dearer he will be to Him, and the greater in status he will be to Him.
So, the happiest of the Creation is the one who is greatest in servitude to Allah.
So, the greatest in status and honor the slave is with others is when he is not in need of them in any way, shape, or form. If you are good to others while not being in need of them, you will be greater in their eyes.
When you are in need of them – even if for a sip of water – your status is reduced in their eyes in accordance with what it is you need from them.
And this is from the Wisdom and Mercy of Allah, in order that the Religion all be for Allah, and that nothing be associated with Him.
From the words of Ibn Taymiyyah