This real-life Golden Girls from Canada are the new BFF goals in the world!
Four friends named Pauline Chorna, Annie Hrynchak, Anna Baran, and Nellie Handiak rest under the same pink granite headstone in Prospect Cemetery in Toronto under an oak tree, and the inscription on the headstone reads “Friends”. As it turns out, this is a real-life Golden Girls situation, and the four girlfriends decided to be placed shoulder-to-shoulder with one another for eternity, even though they all had their own families.
A Canadian reported named Jennifer Yang investigated the case, and she found out that it was actually a very heartwarming story. It represents the beautiful friendship between these four immigrant women in Canada that came from the same region of Europe, somewhere around where the country of Slovakia is today. They probably arrived in Canada at different times, but some theories say that they met on a ship that was sailing to North America. They arrived, however, at a time when the Great Depression was underway, and their lives weren’t easy.
They all had difficult jobs, they all had their own families, and they all struggled. They were hoping for a better life coming to North America, as Anna Baran wrote in an article in 1964, but it was very hard for the immigrants to cope with the situation in a foreign country.
However, even though they faced many hardships in their lives, they had each other, and they made a promise that they would be laid to rest together. Even though they lost their lives in a spread over three decades, all of them kept their promises.
These women are a great reminder to reach out to our BFFs today, and appreciate the time we can spend with them!