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FARMINGTON, Minn. - It was a bittersweet goodbye in Farmington on Monday.

Erling Kindem, 89, and Emmett Rychner, 3, gave each other one last hug as neighbors. On Monday, Emmett moved with his family to a house in the country. In a few weeks, Erling will move into a senior apartment with his wife.

Erling left Emmett with one last gift. It was a silver dollar along with a note that read, "May we be friends forever."

The two began an unlikely friendship last year.

KARE 11 was honored to share their connection in one of Boyd Huppert's Land of 10,000 Stories last month. After it aired, the story went viral.

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