An 89-year-old woman was nearing the end of her life in a lonely care facility until a 31-year-old actor held out his hand in compassion. ❤ In the moments even her children were nowhere to be seen, this young man who had no blood relation with her, stepped up and took the huge responsibility to care for her…
Chris Salvatore moved into a new apartment in 2013 and the first friend he made was Norma Cook and her cat Hermes. Everything started with a kiss and they became very close.
Chris always helped her neighbor whenever she was in need.
When Norma turned 89, her health problems began. She ended up in the hospital and the only way to return was to have around-the-clock assistance.
Since there was no one to take care of him, the chances of returning home were slim. When Chris found out what was happening he decided to help.
So, Chris started a GoFundMe and was able to raise $25,000 in just seven hours. A month later, the campaign helped raise $50,000, but as 24-hour healthcare costs a lot of money, Chris knew he needed to find a long-term solution.
“The only other option was for her to go into a facility,” he told TODAY. “I just couldn’t do that to someone who is like my own grandmother.”
Chris invited Norma to live with him. “I’m so happy I was able to give her this gift of living her last days at home,” Chris said. “I can’t imagine what it’s like to go through the end of your life at a hospital without your friends or pets.”
Unfortunately, Norma died, but at least she spent her last days with a person who loved her and cared for her.
“She called me the grandson she never had,” Chris said of Norma.
God bless Chris for everything he did for her.