Francia Raisa and Selena Gomez met in 2008 while doing charity work at Children's Hospital and have been friends ever since. 29-year-old Francia came to her own decision to donate her kidney to her friend Selena Gomez who needed a new kidney to live a normal life after being diagznozed with Lupus.

The girls are "doing great". “Thank God they’re both doing great," Virginia Almendarez, Raisa's mosther." "Thankfully the kidney was compatible and that everything came out perfectly."

Selena thanks her friend whom she calls a sister on instagram, calling the kidney donation an "ultimate gift"

Raisa also opened up about the experience on her own social media account.

"I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process," she wrote, along an image of the pair holding hands in the hospital. "This was part of our story, and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story."

After revealing news of the transplant on Thursday, Gomez is already back at work and showed up on set of her upcoming Woody Allen film. Like Gomez, Amendrez said her daughter Raisa has also returned to work on on set of her upcoming television show, Grown-ish, the spin-off of the sitcom Black-ish starring Yara Shahid. The show premieres next year on ABC.

Lupus Research Alliance.