Young gay actor Chris Salvatore invites 89 year old elderly woman with leukemia to live with him

With all the bad in the news lately (mostly Donald Trump), it was so great to wake up to a heartwarming story this morning that has brought us to tears.

The Today Show writes “For years the pair lived across the hall from each other in the same apartment complex in West Hollywood, California, but after Cook’s hospital stay, doctors told her she couldn’t return home to her apartment unless she had 24-hour care, which wasn’t covered by her insurance. Salvatore immediately turned to the internet to help, raising more than $50,000 for Cook through a GoFundMe page he set up last Thanksgiving. While they tested caretakers, their GoFundMe savings quickly dwindled, and to cut costs, Salvatore recently invited Cook to move into his apartment.

“She couldn’t be happier that I asked,” he said. “I was over there visiting most days anyway.”

“The only other option was for her to go into a facility,” he continued. “I just couldn’t do that to someone who is like my own grandmother.”

Both say the arrangement is working out well, and they’ve developed a routine.

“He cooks for me,” Cook, who is childless and doesn’t have close family in California, told TODAY.

“If he can’t make it as an actor, he can make it as a chef,” she joked.”

Chris, your kindness and selflessness has brought us to complete tears today and we had to share this story! We certainly need more stories like this, in the world we live in today! Thank you Chris, and we love you Norma and are sending that love your way!

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