Little did Eckert know, however, that Betsy would be there for her just when she needed comfort the most.
That summer, Eckert's mother passed away, just before the wedding.
"I was devastated. She was my best friend," Eckert told The Dodo. "I just laid on the couch and cried for days. But every day, Betsy would hop up on the couch and lie next to me. I didn't have her for long, but she knew I wasn't in a good place at that point."