You've got to meet Bob.
He's the man with the kind, sparkly eyes wearing the fishing hat that walks around Kirkland on nice days. I'd guess he's about 85.
I first met him about 8 years ago at a coffee shop on Lake Street. I was meeting a friend for my birthday, and he was there with his other pal (a sweeter Marty & Angelo from Return to Me come to mind). He somehow heard it was my birthday and made me a balloon animal.
I've never forgotten his sweet face.
Then yesterday I spotted him as I was walking to lunch. He probably thought I was crazy.
"Bob! You made me a balloon animal once!"
He grabs my hand. "Did I? Would you like another one? The kids just love them."
He pulls out a long pink balloon, and before I know it, I have a poodle.
Thanks Bob! You completely made my day.