Two Year Old Boy and His 99 Year Old Neighbor Become Best of Friends Through a Shared Fence

An adorable two year old named Benjamin Olson and his 99 year old neighbor Mary O’Neill have become the best of friends. While the friendship seems unlikely, the duo found companionship with one another through a shared fence during the time when the world was stuck inside due to COVID-19. The pair even devised an original game that they played through the fence and called “cane ball”. Benjamin and Mary have continued playing this game through the present day.

“Cane Ball” is one of the made-up games 2-year-old Benjamin Olson and 99-year-old Mary O’Neill play across their backyard fences. The two became best friends when both were stuck at home during the pandemic and still play nearly every day.

2 Year Old Boy 99 Year Old Neighbor Friends Through Fence

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.