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This 18-Year-Old Made the Sweetest Video for Her BFF Before Leaving for College

There is no greater love than that of a best friend. And if she also happens to be the hippest grandma on Snapchat, well then... you've hit the jackpot.

It's that time of year again––we're bidding farewell to the summer heat and saying hello to the fall semester. For some, it's a welcome transition, and for others, it's a tearful goodbye.

For Chicago native Jamilah Melancon, the hardest farewell she has to give is to her best friend, who's frequently featured in the 18-year-old's Snapchat and Twitter feeds. The two twerk, cook and eat doughnuts like it's nobody's business, but these besties are special for another reason: Jamilah's BFF also happens to be her grandmother, Brenda Armstrong.

Melancon says her grandmother has supported her throughout her high school years––coming to basketball games, taking midnight walks, jamming to popular songs and chowing down on doughnuts and every fast food delicacy imaginable. To commemorate the duo's favorite moments, Melancon created a Flipagram photo compilation set to the most emotional song we could think of, Sam Smith's "Life Support." 

How many of your best friends could give you the feels like that? 

And as if her grandma wasn't already the definition of one of the world's greatest best friends, she can also bust a move better than anyone we know.

For Melancon, she says that spending time with her grandma is especially important following her diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease in 2012. We spoke with the teen to find out what makes the duo's relationship so special, and if the social media goodbye she made before leaving for school doesn't make you tear up, her sincerity will. "My grandma is my best friend," she said. "She is my biggest fan and my favorite person to hang out with."

Ever since her grandmother's diagnosis, Melancon claims that their bond has only gotten stronger, and she makes every effort to spend time with her and cherish every moment they share.

Melancon officially left for Illinois Central College on August 12th, approximately three hours away from her grandma, and makes a point to "FaceTime her or call her" whenever she can.

We can only imagine how tough last week's goodbye was, but one thing's certain––Melancon is ready to take on the real world, and the love and support from her grandma is the greatest gift she'll ever receive.

Now pass the tissues, because we just can't handle this level of cuteness.


Bethany Lozier

Bethany is a content creation guru at the Meredith Corporation. Her main passions include fangirling over Leonardo DiCaprio, French culture and fashion. When not perusing the Internet or writing, she can be found reading magazines and socializing with the best of 'em.

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