I sat and sat, through what felt like hundreds of hours. My seat had become very hard and uncomfortable but still I sat and listened to every single speech finalist that had been on the stage. Finally the last one came on ,the one reason why i had sat in this seat for hours. He came on to the stage, his knees knocking with fear, over to the podium. His eyes searched the audience looking for me, when we locked eye contact , like we had practiced I gave him a thumbs up, he gulped. Then the elephant delivered his speech.