Last month the internet fell in love with Norma, an 89-year-old California woman, when her adorable friendship with her 31-year-old neighbor went viral. And now together we must mourn her passing.
Chris Salvatore, her BFF who cared for her in her final days, announced her death Thursday on Instagram, saying "It's with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier this morning the world lost a truly inspiring, beautiful woman."
Cook was diagnosed with leukemia 10 years ago, and as her health began failing in the past year her young friend stepped into the role of primary caregiver.
It's with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier this morning the world lost a truly inspiring, beautiful woman. Norma is now resting peacefully in the eternal and while she may no longer physically be with us, her spirit will continue to fill the hearts of so many people. Perhaps Norma's lasting legacy is that her story helped the world to see the true meaning of love. Norma reminded me that we all are created to love and all desire to be loved. This year Norma has reminded us what Valentine's Day is all about. To love another is not about living struggle free or never experiencing hurt or loss, but to fully and deeply open our hearts to one another without fear. Each of us is lovable even with all of our differences. Love has no boundaries. May you rest in peace my sweet sweet lady, Norma. ❤️ Read more...