Behind the unlikely bond between two guys and the yiayia next door, lies a tragedy

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Social media is in love with yiayia, the Greek grandmother who gives food across the fence to her young neighbours in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

  • Tom Cowie
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

But their story is more than that: it’s an amazing tale of love forged in tragedy.

The videos are almost always the same. You never see the faces, or even the old woman’s hands because she’s a bit too short, just the food she has prepared for her neighbours.

It could be a plate, or maybe a pot, or sometimes a platter.

Peel back the foil or cling wrap to reveal fish, chicken or soup.

You can hear her voice from the…

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