No matter what, you always hope that your family will be there for you. Especially at the end.
What we all want, although we don’t always admit it, is what these three sisters have. The video was shared by one of the women’s grandchildren.
She shared it on Facebook and said “My 97-year-old grandma is being loved by her sisters, all in their 90s.
“When my sisters are old, I will brush their hair and make sure they look pretty, until the very end. My grandma got her wish to have hospice in her own home.”
And that’s it, two sisters brushing the hair of the third. But seeing the tenderness and love they put into this simple act wells your heart, doesn’t it?
This loving act of kindness has been watched by millions of people. And of course, they’ve had opinions.
Shannon Drew Collins posted, “Being a sister is something not many get to have, but the ones that do are so lucky. I am one if (sic) three sisters and though my older sister has already passed, my younger sister and I have vowed to always be there for the best and the worst.”
Linda Kharrat had a similar experience with her mother, “My mother wanted me to polish her nails the day before she left this world. I remember it so well. The sweetest hands that held me, The sweetest hands that feed me.”
“When my dad was dying I walked in on a nurse sitting on his bed brushing his hair and just quietly singing to him. Dad was unconscious at this stage and it was the most beautiful, heartbreaking moment,” Shannon Taylor shared.
This video is a reminder that family IS important. Don’t take them for granted or wait too long to share your love and appreciation.
How often do we get caught up in the inconsequential arguments of life and lose sight of the fact that it’s the little things, the small gestures of kindness, that often can make the biggest differences.
Another wonderful example of selfless love is the story of Jean and Brian, which went viral after a department store employee shared it on Twitter. Scott Summers tweeted a picture of the couple with a caption that showed just how devoted Brian is to his wife.
“Brian was in for another make up lesson today, as he does his wife’s makeup [every day] as she is going blind,” it continued. “Such a wonderful couple who live their life to the full[est]!”
I could actually cry! Relationship goals ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/scCh4zu54h
— Scott Summers (@itsscottsummers) October 22, 2017
From the picture that accompanied the tweet, it seems as though Brian’s getting pretty skillful with his makeup abilities. There’s no indication that he’s an amateur in any way.
The sweet story melted the internet’s heart, and it exploded once it was posted on Oct. 22. Now, the tweet sits at over 72,000 retweets and 222,000 likes.
So what now? Let’s each watch that video one more time and take that good feeling out with us, making sure not to overlook our families and the little things we can do each day to make life better for someone.
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