Everyone talked to him

Others would tell Timo things that he didn’t ask about. Maybe he had an innocent face. Sometimes he was shocked but he kept a poker face because he didn’t know enough to be judgmental. Maybe they could tell that he was a good kid, or maybe they could see that he didn’t go around sharing their secrets with others. It could have been his secret power. At any rate, it gave him things to think about, and thinking about things was what he did.