Two neighbors in Belleville, Illinois, are the best of friends.
While his dad has been deployed overseas, little Brian Kelly, 5, befriended his neighbor Dean Cravens.
“We moved here the end of July last year,” Brian’s mom, Barbara Kelly, told ABC News. “Their friendship started developing then, but it became very much more so since my husband left. He misses him so much.”
Brian absolutely loves yardwork, which he and his dad, Dan Kelly, enjoyed doing together.
“He loves John Deere,” she said of her son. “He gave his dad a John Deere shirt before he deployed because he loves lawn care. He told me, ‘Let Brian know I’m wearing my John Deere shirt,’ and I told him, and he just smiled. The picture of them on the lawn mower wearing the shirt was the last picture I took of Brian and my husband before …