None-the-less, they were delightful.
One of the guys and I stayed talking for almost an hour after the others headed back home. Among other things, he mentioned that even though technology is isolating many people these days, technology is also bringing people together in unique ways. It is so easy to surround ourselves with people who are just like us. That would be a mistake.
He left a note that sums up the interaction:
Thank you for being you.
The feeling's mutual.