Thank you so much for the terms! That does help. I have been trying to read more terms and had to look up a few things like unicorn, NRE, and NVC while reading other posts.
It does suck he is moving, but we're fairly confidant he will return at some point. We are happy to know we didn't scare him off. I didn't dream it would go as well as it did. You're right, another point for honesty and openness, indeed!
I will be seeing our friend tonight for a little while, which I'm excited for. I know it would be very easy for someone to be overwhelmed and walk away completely.