Aliens visit the village bar and take pity on a meek guy. This weakling is being bullied by village bully. Aliens impart him tremendous physical strength. He starts exhibiting amazing feats.

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    Can you give a little more information? When did you read this? Where was this village? Do you remember what the aliens looked like? Cover art for the book? May 12, 2023 at 17:25
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    Sounds like The Man Who Could Work Miracles. The book was by H.G.Wells and was released as a film in 1937. However, the powers were granted by the gods on Olympus, not by aliens.
    – Chenmunka
    May 12, 2023 at 17:38

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Mr. Dingle, The Strong from the original Twilight Zone series:

In an experiment, a two-headed Martian scientist, who is invisible to Earthlings, gives vacuum-cleaner salesman and perennial loser Luther Dingle superhuman strength. After discovering his inexplicable powers, Dingle begins performing various feats of strength, from lifting statues to splitting boulders, and gains a great deal of publicity.

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