Veggietales is a series of animated videos that present Bible stories in ways that are engaging for children. In the Veggietales version of the story of Jonah, they introduce a caterpillar named Khalil. Khalil quickly becomes – what he calls – a “traveling buddy” to Jonah. When our boys were young, this became a joke in our family, and it was raised any time I asked one of the boys to accompany me to run errands. Even to this day, the boys joke that I am asking them to be my “traveling buddy” when I ask one of them to go with me to do something.