This Grandma Has A New Friend And Has The Entire Internet Weeping

This Grandma Has A New Friend And Has The Entire Internet Weeping

 

 

Loneliness is a problem at all ages, but getting older can make it even harder to make new friends. Especially, if you’re battling an illness as alienating as dementia.

So when Twitter user Lillie (@downlillie) shared an anecdote about her grandma making a new friend at a new care home, the entire internet wept.

“Took my nan to her new care home today that’s for people with dementia, she met a lady who had the same name as her and they held hands the whole time they watched TV, the lady on the left (gladys) repeatedly said to my nan ‘don’t worry you’ve got me now’​​​​​​” Lillie wrote.

https://twitter.com/downinglillie/status/985576504817045505

 

The fact that both women have the name Gladys makes their tender connection feel even more special.

The pure tweet opened up conversations around the devastating effects of dementia, and how difficult it can be to make care taking decisions for a loved one.

https://twitter.com/Lilllyloo/status/986238027117678593

https://twitter.com/beff_brown/status/985578654313975809

https://twitter.com/downinglillie/status/986658884281651202

https://twitter.com/ALBY_LAD/status/986234783503024128

https://twitter.com/jbalkay/status/986346773353582592

https://twitter.com/mel_p8/status/986673086044000261

https://twitter.com/Kippax73/status/986293054532407297

https://twitter.com/hannah_dobbie/status/986545622512734208

https://twitter.com/shelley_bean60/status/986401590742368257

https://twitter.com/meadowbank31/status/986289467693649925

https://twitter.com/Onceuponafibro/status/986230537907032064

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