in #CASE you missed it… 31-Year-Old Asks 89-Year-Old Neighbor To Move In To Help Care For Her
Best friends Chris Salvatore, 31, and Norma Cook, 89, are inseparable.
"She called me the grandson she never had," Chris Salvatore said of Norma Cook. And he considers her a grandmother.
"I love her, she's my best friend. I would do anything for her," Salvatore, an actor and singer, told PEOPLE. "I believe that human kindness is a magical thing and can heal what doctors can't."
But recently Cook, who has leukemia, became gravely ill, and spent two months in the hospital battling pneumonia and breathing problems.
After doctors told her she only has months to live, Cook chose to spend what time she has left with Salvatore.
"I'm giving her a gift of passing on and being at peace and having a good time in her last few months."
"I'm so lucky to have her. She's changed my life. she's made me a kinder more compassionate person. I feel honored to spend her last moments with her."
Salvatore hopes his incredible bond with Cook will encourage others to be open to meeting new and different people.