I believe that a community’s appeal lies not in its physical or geographical beauty, but rather, in the people that inhabit it. Tonaki Island is beautiful in every sense of the word. I thank, from the bottom of my heart, the people of Tonaki for taking me in as one of their own and for making me feel at home, over and over again. Despite our language barriers, your love and acceptance have been so easy to understand. I would also like to thank the Tonaki Kindergarten, Elementary, and Junior High School staff members and the Tonaki Board of Education for granting me permission to make this video. Although my time on Tonaki is temporary, I know this island will be home to me for the rest of my life.