Emotional Photo of Lonely Grandma with Dementia Goes Viral Online

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When Lillie Downing joined her mom in dropping Grandma off at a nursing home, neither knew quite what to expect. But Lillie captured what happened in a now-viral photo of lonely Grandma that has the Internet going wild!

Inspirational Story Behind Viral Photo Of Lonely Grandma

Watching a loved one sink into dementia isn’t easy. And realizing you’ve finally hit a point where the person needs to go into a home can be pretty tough, too. The worry… the guilt… the unpredictability of your loved one’s reaction. It all adds up to make for a pretty stressful situation.

Surely Lillie and her mom were battling all of these emotions as the took Lillie’s Grandma, Gladys, to her new home — a facility specialized for patients with dementia. But God had something special in store in this truly inspirational story!

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The move had to be scary for both Gladys and her family. But in no time, Lillie’s grandma met a woman with the same name. And the two instantly hit it off!

Lillie shared a touching photo of the new pals on Twitter, with a caption reading:

“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' “

Responses To Viral Photo Of Lonely Grandma

The heartwarming moment went viral online, and thousands of folks replied to the viral photo of lonely Grandma.

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Users celebrated the new friendship while sharing their own emotional stories of loved ones with dementia.

And many paid tribute to just how special grandmas are in our lives.

For Lillie and her mom, the special moment was just what they needed. Both left the nursing home in tears, comforted by the knowledge Grandma wasn’t alone!

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8


h/t: Indy 100

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