They stepped in to care for elderly residents when they were left abandoned.

As the cook and janitor at an assisted living facility that abruptly closed, they wouldn’t abandon those left behind.

Rowland was working as a cook and Alvarez as a janitor at an assisted living facility when suddenly they found out that the facility was going to close. There were about 16 residents left at the home with nowhere to go and nobody to take care of them. Some of them had dementia. The two men, who have been friends since middle school, decided they couldn’t abandon the residents who were left behind. So they stepped up and started to care for the people.