Last weekend I went to Yokohama and Tokyo for a friend’s wedding. It was a wonderful wedding, but I don’t really want to talk about that. Silly me, I forgot that it was a long weekend and didn’t reserve a seat on the shinkansen for the ride home. At Utsunomia, a couple asked me where I was getting off because the ten-year-old boy sitting next to them was riding alone! They wanted me to make sure he got off at the next stop. So I sat next to him and talked to him for a bit. Before he got off, he reached into his bag and gave me a piece of candy. He was so sweet! Then an older man asked me to save the seat the boy had been sitting in. He then went somewhere and got his wife. He let his wife sit there. So I let the man have my seat. At the next stop, I sat in the seat in front of them. I didn’t speak to them again, until the old lady tapped me on the shoulder and handed me a cup of coffee. She thanked me for letting them sit together. I thought it was so sweet of them to buy me a coffee. The people were so kind and generous! That’s why I thought this was the greatest train ride ever. 仙台インストラクター J