"What makes you excited nowadays?"
"Everything," he answered. "From the little things, seeing nature, walking outside, opening a window, meeting people, being on the street, to be hugged by my mom, receiving warmth and love from family, friends. This is something I didn't get all those years in captivity."
That's Gilad Shalit (£), interviewed on TV a year after his release. (Scroll down for a short video clip.)
Know, Gilad, that you have friends the world over.