In September of 2021 the New Orleans Saints, who Richard works for, was relocated because of Hurricane Ida to TCU, where I was attending grad school and working. During work one day I was helping move the Saints out of the locker room for the weekend and Richard and I struck up a quick conversation about each of our plans for the weekend. The next week I decided to reach out to Richard to see if him and his friends would want to go out and explore Fort Worth before they had to go back to New Orleans. That next night, myself, Richard and two of our friends went out in Fort Worth where I beat Richard in every yard game that we played. After that, we spent the next nine days together after work until the Saints went back to New Orleans. From there, we continued seeing each other by taking turns flying back and forth from New Orleans and Fort Worth until I moved to Baton Rouge in 2022!