For new immigrant families, coming to a new place can be the most challenging time in their lives. Once here, many newcomers want to feel included in their new community. Being invited to dinner with a Nova Scotia family is a gesture that can make a newcomer family or international student feel welcome and optimistic about the new society they've chosen to become a part of. Having someone over for dinner may see like a small gesture, but it can have a huge impact on the experience of a newcomer to Nova Scotia. This kind of kindness can make a difference to Nova Scotia's out-migration of talented newcomers to other parts of Canada.