Sometimes the very best friendships happen in unlikely circumstances, and you really can’t anticipate when you’re going to make an emotional connection with another human.
And to end the week on a warm and fuzzy note, we just had to highlight this guy who’s BFFs with his 89-year-old neighbor.
Yup, 31-year-old Chris Salvatore met Norma Cook when she lived across the hall from him in a West Hollywood apartment building, and they’ve been totally inseparable since she asked him inside for a glass of champagne. “We became best friends immediately,” Chris told People magazine, noting how they bonded over their love for fashion and food.
Because Norma has leukemia and was advised to go into 24-hour care, Chris decided to move her into his apartment instead of a nursing facility. He set up a crowdfunding page for her medical costs, became her primary caregiver. Um, tissues, please.
Plus, the duo make videos together. About pizza.
And despite her physical difficulties, Chris describes her as someone who doesn’t let anything get in the way of her just being…herself.
Even though Chris knows that their time together is limited, he’s just grateful to be able to be there for his friend. “I’m so lucky to have her. She’s changed my life. she’s made me a kinder more compassionate person. I feel honored to spend her last moments with her,” he said. And we just got teary.
Go and hug your friends, whoever they are!