“She simply touched my coronary heart,” Ms. Parker stated on Sunday. “I felt like I’ve identified her for a very long time.”
Ms. Kohout had left house at age 17 after a childhood that she stated got here with “loads of challenges.” In one TikTok put up, she stated she grew up supporting herself. After she stated in a single video that it had been a very long time since she celebrated Thanksgiving with household, Ms. Parker invited her to Arkansas. These plans fell by means of, however Ms. Kohout later met the Parker household in February.
“I simply fell in love together with her household, they usually have been so good to me,” Ms. Kohout stated.
Ms. Parker finally prompt that Ms. Kohout transfer to Piggott, about 100 miles north of Memphis, so she could possibly be nearer to the household. Ms. Parker and her husband, Shawn, have 4 kids — the oldest is 31 and the youngest, 17, lives with them.
Ms. Kohout moved to Piggott from Norman, Okla., in March and began on the lookout for flats on-line.
There was not loads of details about flats in Piggott, so when she lastly discovered a spot and signed a month-to-month lease, she stated, she had no concept she was going to be shifting into a posh for older adults.
“She knew I used to be 19 however by no means stated something,” Ms. Kohout stated of the owner, who couldn’t be reached for remark. “The owner actually favored me.”