Possibly the most brilliant child-care idea in decades.

It’s like nothing we’ve seen before.

A nursing home in Seattle has come up with an ingenious way to break down the barriers between the very young and the very old.

More than 400 elderly citizens call the Mount St. Vincent their own and now, after a bold experiment the nursing home has also become a preschool.

Like us, documentary filmmaker Evan Briggs, wanted to find out exactly how this would work with her film, ‘Present Perfect’.

After shadowing the residents of ‘The Mount’ for an entire year, Briggs said to the ABC, “Moments before the kids came in, sometimes the people seemed half alive, sometimes asleep. It was a depressing scene. As soon as the kids walked in for art or music or making sandwiches for the homeless or whatever the project that day was, the residents came alive.”

The children and the elderly mingle over dance classes, chat during art and craft sessions and sometimes just share a sandwich together. It’s really very lovely.

Take a look at the beautiful project yourself.

What do you think of this social experiment? 

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