I guess I really forget a lot of the time that Al isn't even human when he was in the suit. His consciousness was there, but not him physically. I wonder how hard that must have been on him, living but not being able to eat or sleep or feel anything.
"And thus it was, a Fourth Age of Middle-earth began. And the Fellowship of the Ring, though eternally bound by friendship and love, was ended.” - Love that part "eternally bound by friendship and love" :)