Rav Ahron Walkin zt”l was a very inspiring figure in my life. When I first started to become religious, I had the privilege of going to hear his weekly parsha shiur. Though at that time in my life I knew very little Torah I saw something spe- cial in Rav Walkin that I never saw anywhere else. I didn’t understand everything he was saying in his shiur, but I knew there was something deep in his shiurim that I didn’t hear from anyone else. I asked Rabbi Walkin many ques- tions about life and Torah. He always had a very simple, but true answer.
One day I was standing next to him outside on the street next to the bet midrash. He had just finished giving one of his shiurim and I said to him, “Rebbi I want to go to Israel.” He asked, “Why?” I said, “Rebbi I just want to see a tzaddik!” As humble as Rabbi Ahron was, he turned to me and said, “You want to see a tzaddik, here front view, back view, side view” as he turned front, back, side.