Spokane senior and first grader find friendship through pen pal program

SPOKANE, Wash. - As the world becomes one with fewer papers and more screens, some Spokane first grade students are discovering the lost art of letter writing.

They've found new friends with pen pals who grew up in a time without iPhones, social media, and the internet. 

Pen, paper, and sometimes crayons have created a special bond between Emmitt, who is six, and Ammer Jean Jordan, a Spokane senior. 

"I always sign my card, your friend," Jordan said. 

She and Emmitt have been writing to eachother for about two months.

"You could tell he put his whole little soul into it," Jordan said. 

This duo is one of many that belongs to the Spokane Meals on Wheels pen pal program. You can contact the organization directly if you're a senior who would like to be part of the program.



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