So there's this line of folks waiting to meet Mark, either holding something to give him, or something for him to sign, or both.
Then this kid gets his turn to meet Mark, dressed in thrift-store-chic attire, with an old, ratty white T-shirt that has "Smell?" written on the front in faded black marker.
We waited for him to ask for something, but he just stood there looking at us. Mark and I looked at one another and chuckled about his shirt.
I amusedly asked, "So...what do you want or what have you got?"
He shrugged and replied, "Umm... I dunno. Can I get a hug?"
"Yeah, sure...you can get a hug!" said Mark.
They bear-hugged each other and had big, stupid grins on their faces.
It was beautiful.
Photo by M. Pilmer - do not use w/o permission