I made a friend yesterday!
So I was helping out at an elementary school yesterday because they’re working with bugs this year and they do a night of activities once a year, but there was a booth in the cafeteria about an environmental program thing from a local estate.
So I walked in, saw the guy with the snake, talked to him for a bit, and I was offered the chance to hold him and of course I said yes. As soon at he got comfortable, the guy walked off! (Later found out he went back to inform the adults about the stuff at the booth, apparently trusting me enough to handle the kids.)
Here I am, holding a snake, immediately being swarmed by small children, so presentation mode kicked in and I talked about him and got kids to touch him and a few held him. It had to have been for about 45 minutes that this went on, and this little guy was an absolute doll. I seriously would not have given him back if someone didn’t come to get me.