Way before I moved to Japan, Yasu worked part-time at a small company in Kobe. Next door was an insurance office where a very friendly older lady worked. He always referred to her as Mrs. Kindness and always talked very fondly of her. Today I finally met her over lunch in Kobe!
Her real name is Masumi, I only found that out last week, and her English is amazing! She only studied English at a conversation school for one year and self-studied the rest! Her use of idioms was especially inspiring, and besides that she really is super kind and really interesting! It was great to finally meet her.