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An Unexpected Friendship – #WATWB

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Welcome back to the monthly bloghop – We Are The World Blogfest. It is a time to share snippets of good news happening around the world in an effort to diminish the impact of negative news.


WATWB is co-hosted this month by Sylvia McGrath and Belinda Witzenhausen


Building bridges and establishing relationships has been difficult this last year as we all experienced isolation due to the pandemic. It has been particularly hard on young children and the elderly, both of which can be very vulnerable members of our society.

Two-year old Benjamin Olsen found a new best friend in his slightly older next door neighbor, Mary O’Neill. Mary will be 100 in December. It is that age difference that makes this friendship so unexpected and so endearing.

You can read more of this delightful story here. We could all use a new friend, I think.


Want to read more good news or join in the effort to contribute to the spreading of good news throughout the world? Use the hashtag #WATWB on your good news post and share it in our Facebook community here or on Twitter at @WATWB so others can read your post.

14 thoughts on “An Unexpected Friendship – #WATWB”

    1. I find myself needing to steer away from mainstream news again. It is feeling like the beginning of the pandemic to me again. It is nice to read a little kinder news.

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