Unlikely Friendship: WWII Vet and Toddler Become Best Friends

By CNN

Published 07/10 2014 11:32AM

Updated 07/10 2014 11:35AM

KARE (CNN) Age is no issue for a special friendship in Minnesota.

Emmett Rychner is three, going on four.

Erling Kindem is 89, going on 90.

For nearly a year, Emmett's parents would wave to a man they barely knew but that all changed when Emmett struck up a friendship with Erling over tomatoes.

"Every time he saw me out there he would come running over. Erling, got any 'matoes?" said Kindem.

The two bonded spending their days playing catch, riding bikes and fishing.

But their bond will soon be broken.

Emmett's family is moving and Erling's kids finally convinced him it's time to trade his house for a senior apartment.

Click on the video above to watch the heartwarming story.

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