Emmett Rychner is only 3 years old but his best friend is his 89-year-old neighbor, Erling Kindem.
CNN affiliate KARE reports Kindem is a World War II veteran who flew combat missions in Europe. Emmett just likes to play in their Farmington, Minnesota, neighborhood. They’re an unlikely couple but they love to play croquet, ride lawn mowers and fix bikes together.
The story is bittersweet, though. The Rychners are moving away because they’ve outgrown their house and Kindem is going into a retirement community soon.
Watch this adorable story.