I was an awkward, quiet kid, so he would have no reason to notice me, but he was always very warm and friendly. I never expected him to remember me, but I still wanted to see off because I will never forget him. The line was 4 years long, and I had a few other things to do so I took off. But I did get an email address from his wife, and if I can find my way with words, I will try to let him know how much he helped me. Even though I don't really speak much Spanish, I do understand a lot of it. And I know for sure that I would have had a much harder time learning Portuguese if I had not started with his Spanish foundation.
Thanks Pablo! Enjoy your retirement-- you deserve it!