A couple of adorable best pals have been reunited after spending two months apart in lockdown.Madison Rosboschil, three, had been missing her best friend and cousin James, also three, with the pair having constantly played together before they were separated due to lockdown.
The pair, who live in Texas in the US, had been keeping in touch via Facetime and chatting on the phone but they were finally able to meet up again when restrictions in the area were lifted and Madison’s mum Kathleen was able to drive them to see James at his grandparents’ house at the weekend.
Kathleen filmed the emotional reunion and says the pair had a great weekend playing together.
The mum said: “The last time they were with each other was 67 days ago and they saw each other all the time until we left because we didn’t know what to expect with the lockdown.
“They’re cousins and were born two weeks apart, so they have grown up together experiencing everything at the same time.”Throughout the lockdown Madison has found it tough because she had no one her size to play with. She loves playing chase and her first question was asking if James would chase her when they met up.
“When the lockdown happened, we said our goodbyes and the kids knew they would meet again once it was safe to do so.”Last week lockdown was lifted so I told her she was going to get to see him, which made her so happy – she kept asking when we were going and when we finally did, we all arranged to spend the weekend together.
“She called James as soon as she woke up, sho-uting that she was coming to see him. We taught them it was important to keep the masks on, but they could give each other a hug.
“I pu-lled up and James was waiting around the corner when we got out the car, they just ran straight to each other to cuddle – it was such a beautiful moment.”We spent the weekend together and the neighbourhood has a private pool so we went there together. We also went to visit my other sister so they could play with their other cousin.”My daughter has been desp-erate for kids to play with and she just wanted to play chase with James all weekend.
“They would stay up together until 10pm every night running around the living room and playing together.”Erin Blaylock, James’s mum, added: “They were born just a few weeks apart so they were each other’s first friend.
“Madi is the first person James wants to call when he gets a new toy or something exciting to share.”He couldn’t sleep the night before we were travelling because of how excited he was. James had been asking to see Madi for the past two months and we just had to tell him that we weren’t able to yet because of the ge-rms.
“They played make-believe, had a movie night to watch Scoob, and played board games – James was happy to have another person to play with other than his mommy.”The cute clip shows the pair, who are both wearing face mask, rush towards each other for a cuddle before having a chat.
Kathleen said: “Because they’re the same age, they have done everything together as they’ve grown up. They’re quite different too.”Madi is very reserved and shy until she really knows someone, but we all joke that James should be in Hollywood because he loves to perform and is confident with anyone – they both complement each other in different ways.”
For the past two months, the cute kids kept in touch via their parents phones and computers but were absolutely delighted to meet up again in real life.
Erin said: “We have been thankful for modern technology which has kept us connected during these unpre-cedented times but there is nothing better than spending time with your best friend.”Kathleen added: “It was great to be able to spend some proper time together, and now they just can’t wait to see each other again”
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