U.K. Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch talks to a woman during a visit to Norwich, England, in 2015. Crouch has been selected to be the U.K. minister for loneliness.
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Emil Girardi, 83, and Shipra Narruhn, 67, chat in Girardi's San Francisco apartment. They were paired through a nonprofit called Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, which aims to relieve isolation and loneliness.