>B is for BILBO BAGGINS
Bilbo Baggins is one of my favorite hobbits. (My absolute favorite is Pippin – and he was not the incompetent fool Peter Jackson made him out to be!)
He was adventurous, brave, clever, insightful, and generous.
Elrond had a high regard for Bilbo, as did all of the elves, and Aragorn considered him a friend.
He translated and recorded many elvish tales and songs, and pieces of his own works became part of Aragorn’s identity.
And Bilbo, alone, in the whole of Middle Earth’s history, was able to relinquish the One Ring of his own accord.