A Famous Actor Looked After His 86-Year-Old Neighbor And Nursed Her Until Her Death.

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“Age is truly just a number,” we can only say when two souls meet and form an unlikely friendship. Meet Chris Salvatore, an actor, model, and singer from the United States. He is best known for his role as Zack in the movie series Eating Out, but his most memorable role was as the caretaker for his ailing 89-year-old neighbor, Norma.

1. They met by pure chance.

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We don’t know if you believe in fate, but some people in our lives truly serve a higher purpose. Chris, a Hollywood star, and his elderly neighbor, Norma, begin their story quietly — she used to live across the hall from Chris. They were only acquaintances at the time, but the actor invited the lady over for a chat one day. In an interview with The Today Show, he said, “She just seemed so sweet, and it was like this immediate friendship.”

2. They became best friends.

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You could call it a coincidence, but the two met at a pivotal point in both of their lives. Chris was going through a difficult time and needed the support and companionship that Norma could provide. He recalls going through a breakup at the time, and her being a very supportive and caring person with whom he could share his problems. While doing fun BFF activities like cooking together, the unlikely duo had endless conversations about love, life, and fashion.

3. Norma’s illness

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Unfortunately, Norma was fighting a battle of her own. She had been diagnosed with leukemia ten years prior, and she had spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals until her last visit to the doctor when he gave her some shocking news. Norma wanted to die gracefully and on her own terms, so she refused more treatments. The doctor agreed to let her go home on one condition: she would have 24-hour home care. This was a major issue for her because she had no family in the area, but it was at this point that Chris stepped in to help his best friend.

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4. Together till the end

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Chris knew he would do anything for his soulmate, so bringing her home was not an easy decision for him. First, he had to take over as Norma’s primary caregiver and figure out how to pay for her exorbitant medical bills. As a result, he created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the cause. The young man was fortunate to have a caring community behind him, and he was able to raise more than $77,000.

5. Chris took care of her.

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Switching from her best friend to her primary caregiver was a difficult transition for the young actor, but he managed to fill these shoes with his warm and compassionate heart. Chris expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to be by her side during her final hours. He believes that kindness heals and that we all have a universal responsibility to be supportive and understanding of others’ struggles. The actor reminds us that being a light in someone else’s life illuminates your own path as well, and nothing is more powerful than pure love.

6. Saying goodbye

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Norma died a few years ago, but her spirit lives on in the form of connection, care, and love for others. Of course, saying goodbye was difficult for Chris, but he knew that the moments they shared together were priceless and that no force in the universe could take that away.

Please be inspired by Chris’ story and do something nice for a friend, relative, or total stranger today.