A 31-year-old man named Chris Salvatore moved into a new apartment in 2013, and the first person he made friends with was 85-year-old Norma Cook and her cat Hermes. Chris introduced himself to the old lady, and they became really close after that. Chris always helped his elderly neighbor with her errands and was there for her when she needed anything.
After the lady Norma turned 89, her health began to deteriorate and she ended up in the hospital. Her only way to get back home was to have round-the-clock assistance. However, since she had no one to take care of her, her chances of returning home were slim.
Chris stepped in when he learned what was happening. He didn’t want to let Lady Norma down as he was the only one she could rely on. The young man started a GoFundMe account and raised $25,000 in just seven hours. The campaign helped raise $50,000 a month later, but because 24-hour healthcare is so expensive, Chris knew he needed a long-term solution.
The kind man told: “The only other option was for her to go into a facility,”
. “I just couldn’t do that to someone who is like my own grandmother.”
Therefore, Chris invited Norma to move in with him. Chris said: “I’m so happy I was able to give her this gift of living her last days at home,”
“I can’t imagine what it’s like to go through the end of your life at a hospital without your friends or pets.”
Norma breathed her last in February 2017, but she spent her final days knowing she was loved and cared for. Chris posted the sad news on his Instagram. During this time, he would post photos and videos of him and his grandmother talking, watching the news, and eating peanuts.