Of all things, I think human connection is the most elemental need. When that connection comes via a complete stranger who, through his natural warmth and interest in people, makes visitors to his city feel like valued new friends, there is simply no parallel. Avi, I am grateful for your transporting us from airport to hotel and hotel to airport. But mostly, I am grateful that you, who not that long ago was a stranger to this country, made us feel valued, connected, and most definitely befriended. Mazel tov!