What we can learn from Erling and Emmett

It’d be just fine with us if Erling Kindem, 89, and Emmett Rychner,3, get their own reality show.

KARE 11 reporter Boyd Huppert’s profile of the friendship between the World War II vet and the the kid in Farmington has swept across the nation, a reminder that we’re still a people that love a love story.

“I think a lot of people can relate to how much they love their grandparents or somebody special in their life,” the young man’s mother tells Huppert, who has revisited the pals.

“I think people are just craving good news,” she said.

  • Veronica

    My son struck up a friendship with our next door neighbor, a man in his 50s, who lived with his girlfriend but didn’t have any kids. He taught my son how to play baseball, he’d push him on the swings, played tag, and was my son’s first best friend.

    Two years ago, our neighbor died in a really bad car crash. My son had a hard time understanding what happened, as it was the first death he had to deal with. My son still will say that he misses our neighbor once in awhile.

  • shleigh

    Erling & Emmett reality show… YES!! I feel like the croquet, the lawn mower races, the bike repairs and the ‘matoes are just the tip of the iceberg.