While some youngsters might be outside playing with other kids their age, this 7-year-old boy is ‘going viral’ for his unique friendship with a neighbor.
Young Caleb from Jackson, Tennessee is best friends with an elderly woman who has been fighting breast and lung cancer for the last two years.
The woman’s granddaughter, Darien Middleton, says that, while Caleb has always walked over to see her grandmother in the past, he now visits the woman 5 to 7 times every day after she became sick.
The granddaughter told KTVU’s Frank Somerville, “She refuses to move in with me because she loves her independence and her home.”
She was so touched by the boy’s devoted friendship, she snapped a photo of the two multi-generational besties sitting on the porch in the sunlight – and the picture has been shared thousands of times.
She also adds that while the rest of the community has made an effort to watch over the senior, Caleb has forged the most significant bond with her ailing grandmother.
“They are best friends. Caleb is a stand-out kid who has been handed a difficult situation and he has helped my grandmother through hers.”
“She lights up when she talks about it!” she added. “[And] our families have become so close!”
Remember To Share The Sweet Story With Your Friends – Photo by Darien Middleton