Chris Salvatore

The California man who cared for his elderly neighbor, Norma Cook, and shared a heartfelt friendship with her, says she has passed away. She was 89.

Chris Salvatore, 31, took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce Cook's death, featuring a beautiful photo of his friend sitting and bathed in sunlight.

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 helped the world see the true meaning of Valentine's Day. 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 ...