In the classic film, "It's A Wonderful Life", Jimmy Stewart's character ponders what life would have been like had he not been born with the help of his guardian angel Clarence.
As the movie progresses, Stewart's character starts to realize how much he meant to the people of his community.
And in the movie's final scene, he receives a book with the following quote.
"No man is a failure without friends."
Shortly after being tapped as one of the writers for this very site you are reading now, I was forced to take a leave of absence from not only from social media but also Canal Street Chronicles due to an obligation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers that would require me to devote a lot of attention to (translation: crazy hours) in South Carolina.
While I initially believed that no one would care about me ditching social media or CSC for a few weeks (I remember receiving an email from Dave days after I arrived in the state), as I was walking through the Columbia airport Thursday afternoon waiting for my flight to Charlotte, I realized that was not the case as I checked my phone and gorged on chicken tenders and fries as Who Dats from all over welcomed me back to civilization.
"We were worried something had happened to you," said a Who Dat from Virginia Friday evening.
That same sentiment was echoed by one of the people I interviewed for my story on the Who Dat Divas, who went as far as leaving voicemails on my phone to check on me to see if I was okay in the Palmetto State.
"You're family," one of my good friends told me in November when I left New Orleans for Memphis, "That's what being a Saints fan is all about."
And as I write this on Palm Sunday, I am grateful for the Who Dat Nation.
It's truly a wonderful life.