LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — It’s a friendship that will last a lifetime and one that had a miraculous beginning. According to their families, Sam Simeon and Jimmy Schlick are “peas in a pod.”
Simeon and Schlick met at Seacrest Village in Little Egg Harbor Township, Ocean County.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
They were there being treated for different medical issues.
They started out in the same room and were quarantined together for COVID-19, and they were complete strangers.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
After the quarantine ended, they were supposed to go to different floors, but after the staff had heard all the laughter and realized how close they had gotten, they kept them together.
“He can talk about anything under the sun like I can,” Schlick said. “It gave us something in common. It makes a big difference having a friend with you.”
“Me and him, how would you say it, latched onto each other and created a bond that helped us both get well,” Simeon said.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
Simeon and Schlick say they will stay close and plan to hang out together often and the laughs will continue over many cups of coffee.