Today was the Meet Your Buddy event, the first buddy event of the year. Coming into the event, I was unsure what to expect, but when I met my buddy, Thomas, he immediately warmed up to me and my partner, Caleb. Thomas enjoyed running and playing games like tag, and he had lots of energy for it! I had such a fun time sitting and eating snow cones with him and playing games. Even when I may have not known what to do at certain moments, Caleb was there to help, and I am thankful for his experience and assistance. I was happy to spend my time with Thomas as we ran around, and had lots of fun. I look forward to getting to know my Buddy and Buddy partner more. This is going to be a great first year inside the Buddy program!