Sometimes, the easiest people in the world to take for granted are the ones who are closest to us. Take grandparents, for example. One simple phone call from their grandchildren is enough to make any grandparents’ day. And a visit? Well, that’ll make their heart grow 10 sizes. Perhaps that’s why a tweet from Twitter user @Kaayla08 is touching so many hearts.
Last Friday, she called her grandfather and asked him if he wanted to go fishing. Just 15 minutes later, she showed up at his house and found him sitting on the front porch, all ready to go, eagerly putting the finishing touches on his fishing rod.
I called my grandpa and asked him “Do you want to go fishing ?” We conversed about where, so I showed up 15 minutes later and this was him on the front porch 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/uQ3T9YEwt2
— Kayla 🌻 (@Kaayla08) April 19, 2019
The tweet quickly went viral, gaining more than 12,000 retweets in just a few days. Many Twitter users commented that while it might not seem like much, this one little gesture likely meant the world to her grandfather.
You just made ol granpappys day. He’s going to talk about that forever.
— Drew.Martinez (@Steezysteve661) April 21, 2019
And the story inspired others to share emotional stories about some of the times they spent with their grandparents and how much they meant to them.
^^^this. My grandpa’s brother still talks about the one time I came to visit him and go to a horse auction years ago. Before my grandpa passed he’d constantly talk about how nice it was we all came and told stories with him while he was sick. I miss him.
— Reilly//TrashCan🚮 (@RandallManhands) April 22, 2019
Because, when they’re gone, suddenly that day that you went fishing becomes a memory that you cherish forever.
What i would do for my 15 minutes with my pops again. pic.twitter.com/JuFsuFDbN9
— Xavier (@XavierLeBlanc17) April 22, 2019
Which is why it’s important to appreciate moments with grandparents, not just in hindsight but while they’re actually happening.
This was the last time I got to go fishing with my grandpa. Too weak to go anymore 💔 pic.twitter.com/91AymqJ0Gx
— Amber (@amber_lawrence) April 23, 2019
You can never have enough grandparent-grandchild bonding moments. You’ll always wish there were more.