The Carabellos were concerned about the reactions of their new neighbours in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, when they moved their big family into a new home. But not only did they establish new acquaintances among the locals, but also added a new member to their family. Paul Callahan, the 82-year-old widower next door, offered to help the new homeowners with whatever repairs or renovations they wanted to make. He quickly settled in as a constant in their household.
Sharaine, the children’s mother, told USA Today, “The kids run up to him like that’s their grandfather.” Paul is most assuredly a part of the family. He’s no longer a neighbour, so don’t call him that.
The family expanded by one member when they took in their elderly next-door neighbour.
Paul not only stops over almost daily to lend a hand with the kids, but he is also invited to every party and event. He’s happy he made an effort to meet his neighbours.
Paul warned him he would lose a friend if he didn’t try anything new.
See how this cute family interacts in the video below!