Hi All, I met Patrick at two conventions he did in the last weekend of Jan, 2010. I am a member of the PSN (the Patrick Stewart Network) and through them he found out that my husband and I had lost our home and everything we owned in the 2009 "Black Saturday" bush fires here in Aust. He, being such a kind, caring and compassionate man, let the club officers know that should I attend the cons (one in Melbourne on Sat, the other in Sydney the following day), he would like to meet me. I attended both and on each occasion we met, had private photos taken which he personalised for me and yes, I received the kiss and cuddle! Really, he is such a terrific bloke. The first anniversary of the fires (which killed over 200) was the next weekend and his kindness made what was a very difficult time bearable. So I owe him a great deal.