This wholesome story of these two unlikely best friends is the best thing you’ll hear all day. These two best friends are inseparable even if they’re literally almost 100 years apart.
2-year-old And 99-year-old Neighbours Are Best Friends And It’s Wholesome AF
Age is just a number and this unlikely duo of BFFs proves it. In this super wholesome story of friendship during a terrible time, we see 2-year-old Benjamin Olson and 99-year-old Mary O’Neill striking a friendship for the ages.
This super cute duo started meeting up regularly over the fence during lockdowns a year ago and have since started to spend most of their time together.
They enjoy watching TV, games shows and playing Yahtzee together.
The friendship started with a simple wave as Mary later popped over to say hello.
As restrictions are starting to ease, the two can be seen blowing bubbles together and enjoying the good weather.
"He makes me feel good. Sometimes he'll get up and grab a piece of sand or a rock and give it to me as a gift.", says Mary.
The little one gets his fair share of gifts as well with Mary giving him a bag of toy trucks to enjoy.
The large bag of toy trucks once belonged to Mary’s now-deceased son.
"Mary said that she had these trucks for Benjamin. [She] carried this big laundry basket filled with heavy trucks up from her basement. I have no idea how she did it. But she carried out those trucks, no problem.", said little Benjamin’s mother.
But Mary was happy to share the joy and also help young ben learn his colours. "He passed away, so they've been sitting down in the basement for years and years."
"They're the closest thing to grandchildren I have around here.” Mary admits she gets disappointed when Benjamin cant come over to visit. “When it was too cold for them to come out or when it was raining."
Benjamin’s mother is touched by Mary’s affection towards her children. "I had never known that. I'm so happy they have each other. Mary is fiercely independent. She doesn't really show her cards. So I got really emotional when I heard her say that she missed Benjamin on the days when it was too cold or rainy to go outside."