Yaakov prepared a host of magnificent gifts for Eisav.
Yaakov instructed his servants to greet Eisav with herd after herd of sheep, goats, camels, cows, and donkeys. To make this more-than-generous gift seem even more generous, he told them to spread them out and leave plenty of space between them. Eisav would first see just one herd… then another… and yet another… and it would seem to him as if he was getting gift after gift with no end in sight!
Yaakov figured that such a fabulous presentation of gifts would be just the thing to soften his anger and put Eisav in a good mood.