The Oki three day walking event happened last weekend. One of our friends from the mainland came to stay with us and participate in the walk. The morning of the first day, we walked her down to the port to catch a boat to one of the neighboring islands. Since Khoa and I weren’t participating in the walk (we were helping with the elementary school basketball practice), we stayed on the dock and waved our friend goodbye. We were accompanied by two of the event coordinators, one was the father of one of the junior high students I teach and the other was someone we know from the community. As the boat made its way out of sight, the event coordinators turned to Khoa and me, realizing that we wouldn’t be receiving a hat since we weren’t participating in the walk, and gave us the hats they were wearing. They literally took their own hats off of their heads and handed them to Khoa and me. Man, the people here are so kind and thoughtful.