Dany Khan smiles with her hands in a prayer position. Cheav Peak grasps her hands.

Dany Khan, left, greets her friend, Cheav Peak, after the lunch at the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut in Bristol on Aug. 14, 2022. Ever since Khan moved from Cambodia to Connecticut in late 2019, she has actively volunteered at the Buddhist temple and became closer to the Cambodian community. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror