The original meaning of the word is very fitting, as Leoras are also caring people who truly do bring "light" wherever they go. They brighten the days of others with their sense of both humor and fun, and offer a very special friendship. In fact, a Leora is so wonderful, that people can often be overprotective of their relationship with her. This is because they value her friendship to an extremely high degree, and sometimes because they also find a Leora to be exceedingly attractive.
"Yeah! And, as always, I learned something interesting. Man, she's so smart...I wish I were that brilliant."
"Dude, have you ever noticed how attractive Leora is?"
"I'm warning you - you'd better drop it."
"Puh-lease don't even kid yourself. She's much more interested in a person like me."
"What, you wanna fight it out?"