Besties for nearly 80 years end up move into same nursing home and are living out best years

Besties for nearly 80 years end up move into same nursing home and are living out best years

A good friend can tell you the best stories, but your best friend has lived through all of them with you. 89-year-olds Kathleen Saville and Olive Woodward put a new meaning to the word ‘best friends’ when they decided to move into the same nursing care home in England.

A friendship 78 years in the making.

Kathleen Saville and Olive Woodward’s friendship has stood the test of time. Although most friendships tend to wane over the years, these two besties haven’t missed a moment of each other’s ups and downs. Now at 89-years-old, they are continuing to share happy moments living in the very same care home in England.

Ever since they become best friends, Kathleen and Olive always lived at least 10 minutes away from each other.

These real-life golden girls both lived in the same neighborhood, went to the same school, and both married coal miners. Now that their 80s are coming to an end, they decided to spend the next chapter of their life like they have always known—together.

Spending quality time together.

What better way to spend their golden years than together. After Kathleen moved to the Berry Hill Care Home, Olive decided to follow. It made sense for the two to be near each other and they couldn’t be happier. Now they are able to see each other all the time and reminisce about their younger years and the full life they have lived. However, the good days aren’t over and there are still adventures to be had.

The Dynamic Duo.

Kathleen was the first one to move into Berry Hill Park Care Home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Olive followed her best pal not long after.

“If I’m unhappy or in trouble I only have to go to Kathleen and we’ll always end up laughing,” Woodward said in an interview with BBC.

The 89-year-old has just moved in six weeks ago and tells how seeing her best friends “all day, every day” affected her positively.

After the ladies entered the care home, they were given a very appropriate nickname. Nurses called them the “dynamic duo.” They also plan on being best friends in heaven. “If Olive goes first, she’ll come back to fetch me,” Kathleen told the BBC “We’re going to be best friends in heaven.”

What’s the secret behind Kathleen and Olive’s unyielding friendship? Kathleen says that duo never fight. “We knew we would always be best friend when we met. She means a lot to me,” Saville said. She even says that their friendship will remain even after their time on Earth ends.

Their advice to anyone who wants the same thing they have? “Put yourself out and go see your friend,” Saville said. “Don’t always wait for them to come and see you.” And in the wise words of the Berry Hill Park care home’s dynamic duo: “It takes two to tango.”



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