On the other side of the city, at the other end of their life, resides Paddy Malmo's newest friend. But they have never met in person.
The year 10 student from The Riverina Anglican College was introduced to Pam when he sent a letter to her aged care home, and she responded.
"I wrote about the subjects I'm doing at school and what life is like for me," Paddy said.
"She responded with what life was like for her at my age, and what she did at school."
The students began writing to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh community service projects with teacher Kelly Bowen.
"Before coronavirus they each had their individual projects but they had to come up with something to do in isolation," Ms Bowen said.
The school's chaplain, Reverend Gavin Krebs, has agreed to play mailman, delivering the letters back and forth.
"They started with generic letters introducing themselves, and Gavin has delivered them to the people who he meets who are in need, those who are isolated from their families or who might not be coping," Ms Bowen said.
Year 10 student Isabel Brown has also penned a letter, and remains excited in anticipation of the correspondence.
"I came to it a little later, so I'm still waiting, but for those who have gotten [a letter] back, it's a privilege because you know the writers have put a lot of time and effort into it," Isabel said.
Unexpectedly with the generations that divide them, the students have found there are a few things they have in common.
"It's a foreign experience handwriting something and talking about ourselves to someone we've never seen," Isabel said.
"It's cool though to see someone who's been where we are and have lived through their lives and done so much that we can relate to. It's inspiring."