BURNSVILLE, MN—On March 1, Erling Kindem, a WWII veteran, celebrated his 90th birthday with the most unlikeliest of best friends—a 4-year-old boy named Emmett.
The two captured the attention of millions last summer, when they were seen racing on lawn mowers and playing croquet on the yards of their neighboring houses.
Though Emmett and Erling no longer live next to each other, the distance (and the age difference) between these two buddies can’t keep them apart.
“Happy birthday, Erling,” says Emmett while hugging Erling tightly. Just goes to show you that God always makes sure we have a friend by our side—big or small!