From what could be an otherwise uncomfortable situation, I have found the true nature of friendship in a way that has made me quite comfortable indeed.
You showed up to do what I could not do on my own behalf. You took time from your own evening and spent it at a government meeting.
Even those of you who could not be there with some others who spoke to my nature, or character, I received your support in other ways.
This is something I will not forget. Ever.