Chris Salvatore is a 31-year-old Californian with a heart of gold. In an interview with People magazine earlier this week, Salvatore explained that he’s currently living with his best friend Norma Cook, 89, as she lives out her final days. After being diagnosed with leukemia and needing 24-hour at-home care, Salvatore stepped up to become her primary caretaker after living next door for four years.
“I love her, she’s my best friend. I would do anything for her,” Salvatore, an actor and singer, explained. “I believe that human kindness is a magical thing and can heal what doctors can’t.”
The unlikely pair met while living next door to each other in West Hollywood.
“One day I said, ‘Can I come in and chat?’ Because she just seemed so sweet,” he explained. “She offered me a glass of champagne, and it was like this immediate friendship. I was going through a break-up at the time, I was depressed and I would sit and talk to her for hours. Just knowing she was there and listening to me made me feel better, she was able to help me through some dark times.”
With only a few months left to live, Salvatore is determined to make her feel “so loved” in her final days.
“She has opted out of doing treatment for the cancer,” he said. “So now it’s my job to make her feel comfortable and at peace and not lonely. I’m giving her a gift of passing on and being at peace and having a good time in her last few months.”
I know. We have the same reaction.
As if his love for his elderly neighbor didn’t already make us want to fawn all over him, it doesn’t hurt that he’s also really, really good-looking. Plus, he can make spaghetti.
So yeah, it looks like we met the perfect man. Check out his hottest photos below.