- Neighbor: Her name is Zoe.
- Me: Hi, Zoe! Is it okay to pet her?
- Neighbor: Of course.
- Me: Oh Zoe, I have been loving you from afar...
- Neighbor: She prefers to be loved up close, like the rest of us.
Hi, I'm Laura. Arthur is my friend. He's an 88-year-old retired English professor who lives in Manhattan. Bernie was my Pop Pop. He was a business owner in small-town Pennsylvania until he passed away at 96. Me, I'm a writer studying to be a gerontologist, and I'm 31. I blog about intergenerational friendship for AARP. My work has appeared in People, Good Housekeeping, JANE and more.