Twenty years after they served together in the New Jersey Morristown Mission, Branden Seare told his friend Maka Aulava, "I'm here for you if you need something from me, a kidney or whatever, it's yours," according to KSL.
Aulava had been suffering from diabetes and, in January of 2016, was diagnosed with kidney failure. He faced a long wait on the kidney transplant list until it was discovered that Seare was a kidney match. True to his promise, Seare donated a kidney to his former missionary companion. The transplant was a success.
"I just knew he was going to be a close friend the rest of my life," Seare said.