Good News: Heartwarming Friendship Between a Little Boy and an 89-Year-Old

Sometimes friendships really can form when you least expect it. The Rychners lived next door to Erling Kindem for about 10 years with little to no interaction. Then, their 3-year-old son, Emmett, decided to start visiting his neighbor-and now he has a new best friend. Erling, an 89-year-old WWII veteran, started bonding with his young friend over his tomato patch. Erling said whenever he was out in his tomato garden, Emmett would trot over, saying “Erling, got any ‘matoes?” The gardening soon turned into surprise post-nap croquet matches and lawn-mower races, Erling on his John Deer and Emmett on his toy version. Click here for more on the special bond these two have found!