Preschooler, WWII veteran become best friends over tomatoes

Preschooler, WWII Veteran Become Best Friends Over Tomatoes

A year ago, 3-year-old preschooler Emmett Rychner and 89-year-old WWII veteran Erling Kindem struck up their friendship over tomatoes, and now the two are wild about each other.

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Preschooler, WWII veteran become best friends over tomatoes

KARE reports that "Emmett's parents had to laugh the first time they saw their pre-schooler racing a man who had fought in the second World War." Now, the duo are together pretty much every day.

Emmett's dad told ABC that "Erling grew some tomatoes in his yard and Emmett would always ask him, 'Got any matoes?'"

Emmett's mom, Anika, posted a photo of her son riding his tractor to Facebook. A commenter told her to keep the tractor even when he outgrows it as it is now the "famous tractor."

Sadly for Emmett and Erling, the fun may soon come to an end. Both are moving - Emmett to a new house and Erling to a senior apartment.

In the spirit of those unlikely best friends, we thought we'd point out some more.

This dog and deer are besties, even playing ball together. A Texas family posted the video to YouTube in 2009, explaining they found it as a fawn and bottle fed it until it could go on its own.

The deer has been seen with several herds, but often comes back to play, and steal a little cat food, too.

Then we have these two penpals from Ohio and Virginia who the Akron Beacon Journal says were best friends for 50 years, exchanging letters for decades before finally meeting.

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