Throughout the show, Takato has a crush on his caring and sensitive classmate named Jeri. Jeri is one of the few children who aren't tamers that knows about Digimon, and has always wanted to be a tamer. She eventually finds a partner in Leomon, but it comes much later than for the other Digitamers. She is usually seen carrying around her dog-like sock puppet because she is an amateur ventriloquist. Although she has been through many hardships, she always seems to put on a happy demeanor.