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.
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.
We did the same with my nan a few days ago. Seen so many pictures on their fb already and she seems to actually be enjoying herself. Hope yours is too
— Ollie (@OllieCarter29) April 17, 2018
Oh my god this is the cutest thing I've read bless her
— Beth (@beff_brown) April 15, 2018
My grandma had dementia as well. But passed away at home last year in May. Can't believe it'll be a year next month. Grandmothers are precious. You realise later on in life that how important they were as role models. Losing both grandma's in two years was just hard.
— Rukhsar. (@rukhsarahmed786) April 17, 2018
— Adam Reilly (@AdamReilly88) April 17, 2018
I work in a care home, pls visit her when you can! We have so many residents who never get any visitors 🙁 this tweet is so cute, I hope she is happy!
— catherine (@sohurryup) April 18, 2018
My grandpa is in one. My grandma went 6-7 days a week until she hurt herself. For most of the time it’s always just her and there is 14 other residents in there. I went with her weekly and every time I went in it would crush my heart not seeing any other family members besides us
— Brandi (@brandi_rosser) April 20, 2018
@megandougan_ that’s me in floods of tears and it’s nearly midnight, how fkn adorable is this omg
— erin (@Erin____McGarva) April 19, 2018
Oh bless them.
— Paul Ashby (@paulashby3) April 17, 2018
What a lovely story. It must be a huge relief that your nan has a friend there straight away ❤️
— Whatsoever (@hey_whatsoever) April 17, 2018