This is only vaguely Perl-related.
This weekend, I visited Abigail and her spouse in their home in the Netherlands.
I know Abigail from several settings, and Perl is one of them; Abigail has taught me many cool finesses in Perl 5, which has saved me considerable time both personally and professionally.
The friendships and connections we make "virtually" can also be very strong IRL, and I feel that has been the case with us.
If there is a point to this post, then that is: visit your Perl friends!