Elderly Women Who Have Been Best Friends Since They Were 11 Move to the Same Care Home Together | 22 Words

You truly cannot put a price on friendship, and it is one of those things that can last for a lifetime.

2 elderly women who have been best friends since they were eleven-years-old have stuck together throughout their entire lives, and they aren't going to stop now.

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Friendship is truly a beautiful thing.

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Having friends is what enriches a person's life, and without friends, there is much less joy and happiness.

True friends are always there for each other, no matter what.

Whether that's supporting each other through messy break-ups, encouraging one another's passions, or simply just being a shoulder to cry on.

But not all friendships last...

It is a sad reality that a lot of friends lose contact with one another, especially when they reach adulthood and their careers take them elsewhere.

It's a fact of life...

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And we can all put our hands up and say that we've lost friends on the journey to adulthood.

This isn't always the case, however...

Because some people stay with friends for life.

2 elderly women from the U.K. are a prime example of this...

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Kathleen Saville and Olive Woodward, who are both eighty-nine-years-old, became friends as eleven-year-old schoolgirls in 1941.

They were your average mischievous school girls...

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The women, who are from Nottinghamshire, bonded in their school days by teasing boys and playing games.

They have stayed friends for their entire lives...

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And now, they even live in the same care home together!

They are currently residing at Berry Hill Care Home.

According to the BBC, the staff at the care home have dubbed them the "dynamic duo" and they say that you can still "see their love for each other."

It isn't ordinary for lifelong friends to be in the same care home together...

Sally Tebbett, the manager of the care home, said it was unusual to find best friends living together in a care home but they were both benefiting from it. She said, "They never stop chatting and giggling. It's so endearing, they genuinely love each other and you can see that."

But what do the best friends think?

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Mrs. Saville, who said she can "still pull the boys" and is "fighting for every minute", believes the key to their long friendship was that neither enjoys arguing.

The women believe they'll be together forever.

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"We knew we would always be friends when we met. She means a lot to me," she said. "If Olive goes first she'll come back to fetch me," she added. "We're going to be friends in heaven."

The women have never lived further than 10 minutes apart...

Mrs. Saville has been in the care home for quite some time now, and Mrs. Woodward, who is a great-grandmother, joined her 6 weeks ago.

Mrs. Woodward was originally in another care home...

But she admitted that she had become depressed while at a different home away from her friend and was happy they could now see each other "all day every day."

They always have each other's backs.

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She said: "If I'm unhappy or in trouble, I only have to go to Kathleen and we'll always end up laughing."

So what is the ultimate secret to a long friendship?

"Put yourself out and go and see your friend," Mrs. Saville said. "Don't always wait for them to come and see you." "It takes 2 to tango." Keep scrolling to see how happy 2 little boys were to see each other after a mere 2 days apart...