In Farmington, Minnesota, 3-year-old Emmett Rychner has found a best friend in 89-year-old World War II veteran Erling Kindern. The unlikely duo’s bond defies all the components of a typical friendship, but has also allowed the two to form something very special. By looking past their differences in age, the two neighbors bring joy to each other, as they hang out everyday.

Unfortunately, the heartbreaking reality is Emmett and Erling both face impending moves that will force distance between the two best friends. Emmett’s family is moving to a bigger house for their expanding family and Erling who is almost 90, is planning to downsize into a more manageable space.

However, with such a special friendship between two caring people, a bond has been formed that even distance cannot break.

via HLN