A young Armin Meiwes with his Mother Waltraud Meiwes. His Mother was very strict with him and became very dominant when his Father left the family. Armin was just eight years old at the time. Out of loneliness, Armin created a imaginary friend called “Franky”, with whom he could talk to everytime. Franky gave him sort of comfort in his youth and was actually someone who would listen to him and his problems, something his Mother never did.