Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

These Best Friends Of 78 Years Just Moved Into The Same Care Home And They’re Up To No Good
233points
User submission
96.8K
119.9K
People, Relationships2 years ago

These Best Friends Of 78 Years Just Moved Into The Same Care Home And They’re Up To No Good

It’s not often you meet someone you just instantly click with so well there’s no doubt you’ll keep the friendship going strong for the rest of your lives. Even rarer when it actually happens and you don’t drift apart naturally, driven away from each other by work-related goals or simply by creating families on your own and disappearing into that family life. When talking about drifting apart, some say “time happens” and it doesn’t mean well in most cases. But this story is not one of them! These two adorable ladies have been keeping the bond strong for almost 80 years now and even moved into the same care home so they can spend more time together!

Olive Woodward and Kathleen Saville have been best friends for 78 years now

Olive And Kathleen are the true definition of friendship goals, having been best friends for 78 years. They met in school when they were both 11 years old and were seated next to each other in class at Ravenshead School, Nottingham, in 1941. Furthermore, apparently they lived just down the road from each other too! All odds being in their favor, the pair quickly became best friends and kept the bond while growing up. Family life didn’t tear them apart as well. Both of their husbands worked at the same company, Coal Board, and so they lived on the same road once again. Just like in their childhood, it was pretty easy to keep close and so they did, going through life together.

Their bond is so strong, they even moved into the same care home just so they can spend more time together

Life wasn’t just sunshine and rainbows though. Kathleen lost her husband back in 1989 after 35 years of marriage and lived on her own after his passing until last year when she moved into Berry Hill Park care home in Mansfield. Olive’s husband lived 15 years longer than Kathleen’s and passed away in 2004. Together with her husband, Olive has two daughters, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. After living alone for some time as well, she finally decided to join her best friend and recently moved into the same care house as well, just so she can spend more time with her bestie.

And if that’s not friendship goals, we don’t know what is

The adorable ladies are the oldest residents at the care home but they say that, despite actually being 89, they look 63. They say the secret to their long-lasting friendship is never arguing and telling each other what they think. Now that they’re spending all of their days together, it’s easy for the pair to crack themselves up. Kathleen assured that they never cause any trouble at home but admitted they sometimes do little mischiefs: “We sometimes have to knock the staff into shape. I just raced one of the managers down the hallway for a laugh.” She was also overjoyed about her friend finally coming to live there as well: “I’m so glad Olive is here now, we’re like giggling schoolgirls and we still put on our lippy and get dressed up. We always say to each other ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it.’” Isn’t that friendship goals!

People fell in love with their story

120Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Start the discussion
Gehtdich Nixan
Community Member
2 years ago

how lucky they are, lovely!

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
2 years ago

This is me and my best friend in another 40 years! We've been friends since 6 years old. Boy the mischief we got in was insane! And we still do. Our husbands are also good friends and they just can't believe what we come up with most of the times. We had and still do have a lot of good fun together.

John Laurens/Gay Turtle
Community Member
2 years ago

Same! Me and my friend have been best friends since we were four, and this is so going to be us when we're old!!

Load More Replies...
John Louis
Community Member
2 years ago

Very Sweet. My mother had a childhood friend up until nearly the day she passed away.

Load More Comments
Gehtdich Nixan
Community Member
2 years ago

how lucky they are, lovely!

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
2 years ago

This is me and my best friend in another 40 years! We've been friends since 6 years old. Boy the mischief we got in was insane! And we still do. Our husbands are also good friends and they just can't believe what we come up with most of the times. We had and still do have a lot of good fun together.

John Laurens/Gay Turtle
Community Member
2 years ago

Same! Me and my friend have been best friends since we were four, and this is so going to be us when we're old!!

Load More Replies...
John Louis
Community Member
2 years ago

Very Sweet. My mother had a childhood friend up until nearly the day she passed away.

Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda