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Wrong Number Leads To Lasting Friendship

We’ve all been there. You get a call from an unknown number, and they proceed to ask for Andrew or Jack when your name is Sarah. Sometimes they’re nice. Sometimes they’re embarrassed. Sometimes they’re belligerent and think that you’re hiding the person they want to talk to. It’s the wrong-number call. We’ve all gotten them. We’ve all made them.

Recently, one wrong number call turned into a new friendship. Nina Percival, 103, was trying to call her friend when she pushed in the wrong numbers. The Chapin, South Carolina, woman was trying to call her granddaughter when instead she called Kim Sullivan, according to Cola Daily.

Nina apologized and blamed her advanced age on the mistake. Instead of just hanging up, Kim wanted to know more about the woman who made it all the way to 103. They started talking and a friendship bloomed.

The two women talked for 15 minutes, eventually figuring out that Nina knew some of Kim’s extended family. Kim made the two hour drive from Beaufort, South Carolina, to see Nina.

During their visit, Kim told Nina she wanted a photo. Nina agreed, but only if she could fix her hair and makeup first. The centenarian still paints her own fingernails and toenails in addition to  doing her own makeup, hair and accessorizing.

Click here to see the photo.

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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