As an RN who has had opportunities to participate in the 'Lunch Bunch', I have found it a pleasure to get to know patients outside of the hospital rooms. It is very enjoyable to see patients smiling and laughing throughout lunch and to smile and laugh with them. Patients have disclosed hopes and fears that I am not sure they would have otherwise expressed. And I have noticed a positive improvement in patients moods after participating in Lunch Bunch. Finally it has allowed me to get to know my patients more holistically and I am grateful to be able to participate in the experience. Thank you to all the wonderful staff I am lucky to work with, for implementing this initiative.