When Dr. Gregory Kyle Fulton moved to New Orleans in the beginning of June 2013, he had “a new job, a new city, a new role in life,” he mentioned — a clear slate. Soon, he additionally had a brand new associate in Adam Jacob Eversole.
At the time, each Dr. Fulton and Mr. Eversole have been new to Louisiana. Dr. Fulton, who goes by Kyle, arrived in New Orleans to begin a three-year residency in pediatrics on the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Mr. Eversole had moved there six months earlier, for a job with James Harman and Associates, a political consulting and communications agency. Neither of them deliberate to quiet down in New Orleans.
“I thought I could go down there, spend a couple of years and head back,” Mr. Eversole mentioned.
Dr. Fulton was nonetheless unpacking shifting containers when he arrange the date with Mr. Eversole, who he had been related to by a mutual pal. They organized to fulfill at a pub trivia evening. That exercise shortly highlighted their compatibility with one another: Not solely did their personalities click on, however additionally they made a pure trivia crew.
“I remember him being good at history,” mentioned Dr. Fulton. “And I remember there was some Disney and Harry Potter trivia that I was good at.”
He additionally remembers feeling that he’d discovered somebody who he “could be 100 percent myself with.”
When Mr. Eversole noticed Dr. Fulton’s residence, he was struck by the very fact that there have been already footage on the partitions. Mr. Eversole had lived in New Orleans for about seven months; Dr. Fulton had been there for lower than every week, however had an condominium that by some means appeared extra lived in.
“I had gone down in my Ford Focus with just my computer and my clothes,” Mr. Eversole mentioned. “He had a Penske truck full of couches and dining room furniture and plates and all this stuff.”
“I remember thinking, ‘wow, he’s very serious about life,’” Mr. Eversole added.
Mr. Eversole moved in with Dr. Fulton a number of months later. They explored New Orleans. They cooked. They met one another’s mates.
Dr. Fulton admired Mr. Eversole’s social dexterity. He watched Mr. Eversole join mates from completely different elements of their life, bringing disparate teams of individuals collectively. Mr. Eversole grew to understand Dr. Fulton’s generosity. “He’ll talk night after night with someone whose baby has the flu,” Mr. Eversole mentioned.
By the time Dr. Fulton’s residency ended, he and Mr. Eversole had constructed a life collectively. They determined to remain in New Orleans.
Dr. Fulton, 33, is the medical director of the Craniofacial Center on the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Centers. Mr. Eversole, 32, later this month is to be the director of growth and main presents at that hospital. They have been married Feb. 12 at their residence in New Orleans. Ranna Zahra McSwain, a Universal Life minister, officiated in entrance of six of the couple’s mates (plus their 4 canines).
If you’ll have advised Mr. Eversole that six months into his time in Louisiana he can be standing in his New Orleans residence, he would have discovered it very exhausting to consider. He didn’t fall in love with town instantly, and his early months there concerned lots of second-guessing about his resolution to maneuver.
“I was not happy in New Orleans,” he mentioned, “until I met Kyle.”