Mum and Dad have a lot of friends.
How do I know? This year they're spending Christmas in Thailand with some friends. Fortunately they weren't by the coast when the Earthquake and tidal waves struck so they're fine.
For the last week the shop has had calls from many many people (some even managed to find my home phone number) all calling to find out if everything was OK with my parents. It's nice to know so many people care for them.