Ms. Kohout said she had connected with one neighbor in particular who had a similar experience growing up.

“It’s fun to see how she persevered through her life challenges,” Ms. Kohout said. “We relate a lot, even though she’s, like, 50 years older than I am.”

For now, Ms. Kohout plans to continue living in the complex and sharing her experiences with her TikTok followers. She hopes to write a book, she said, and would consider writing about what she’s learned from her new neighbors.

“They have a lot of stories that have definitely shaped my heart and have touched my heart, and I think a lot of people would benefit from them,” she said. “I got lucky enough to be able to hear them all.”

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