While Etsy is a great place to buy wonderful handmade items, for many of the sellers, it's more than that.
I have previously posted about some people on Etsy that have been helpful, sweet, or just plain fun. But last night really brough home how strong friendships can be made, even when your only contact is the internet.
There is a group of us that just chat - some promotions, but more like friends talking than anything else. It's an unofficial support group.
Last night, the husband of one of the ladies that is involved posted, to explain that his wife was called out of town for a family emergency. This told me that the wife considers us friends - she knew we would worry if we did not hear from her, and went out of her way, in the middle of an emergency situation, to have her husband let us know what was going on so we would not worry.
Well, we are worried about the situation, but not about where she is.
Friendships can be found in the most unlikely of places, and I am very thankful that I wandered into that particular thread, and got to know this group of people.