Reading this list, I just have to say HECK YEAH.
I would add to my list:
- Syrio Forel from A Game of Thrones. I would absolutely have a beer with him. And a swordfighting lesson or two, as well, from which I’d emerge, most likely, with stung knuckles and stung pride.
- Father Polycarp from my own What Our Eyes Have Witnessed. Who would also probably invite in about ten people from the street to have chicken wings, on him. And then he’d tell us all a story, and motivate us to take the coats off our backs and go give them to someone shivering against a wall down the street. Then he’d have us searching for housing for them. And then…in fact, before we knew it, we’d be starting an entire mission. He was that kind of man.