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WWII Veteran and toddler become best friends

MINNESOTA -- Age is no issue for a special friendship in Minnesota. A toddler and an 89-year-old WWII veteran have become the best of friends. Those who know the duo says they learn a lot from each other.


For nearly a year three-year-old Emmett Rychner has had a mentor and friend in 89-year-old Erling Kindem. Emmett's parents love watching the two do everything from playing catch to racing their respective John Deer vehicles.


Kindem has always been a neighbor who Emmett's parents would say hi to in passing, and thanks to Emmett that's changed. Emmett first crossed into Kindem's yard when he saw tomatoes in his garden.


Watch this heartwarming story from our CNN partners KARE in Minneapolis.


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