Franco Daniele and Jamie Mendek have been friends for 27 years but they hadn't seen one another in eight months because of COVID-19 restrictions and personal quarantine. In this video captured by Sean Spenrath, Franco gives Jamie the grand tour of his new home that he built, including a special surprise just for him. Franco and his dad installed an elevator for Jamie and his wheelchair! Now that's taking friendship to the next level — literally!
To hear more about the depiction of disability on TV and movies as well as insights into his daily life as a disabled man, check out Jamie's podcast, Cripple Threat.
Watch the full surprise below!