Ricky Syers is a 50-year-old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City's Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86-year-old community activist.

Although many of us still gravitate to friendship groups made up of people of our age group, when it comes to making good friends, a friendship spanning different generations can offer a much needed and beneficial contrast in perspectives on life as well as an array of other rich rewards. Watch this wonderful film about Doris and Ricky's friendship and be encouraged to make friends with people of different ages.

An AARP Disrupt Ageing film.