I first met this lovely lady when she enrolled at the local college for a course on photography, and I was the instructor. We hit it off immediately, as we shared a love for the art.
Fast forward a couple of years, and we have become very good friends. She has been an assistant and second shooter for me on a few occasions, and I have had the pleasure of getting to know her little family, and also her extended family.
Sometimes, you never know what kind of encounter will lead to a friendship. So, my advice, is always be yourself, always be kind, and always give everyone a chance. You meet the best people that way.