logo
 instagram.com/sheelaawe
instagram.com/sheelaawe

Man with Alzheimer's, 93, Loves a Girl Playing Piano but Doesn't Remember She's His Granddaughter

Brittany Chalmers
Nov 01, 2021
07:20 P.M.

A heartwarming TikTok video of a woman playing the piano went viral in October. She had a special audience member, and his reaction to the music touched netizens.

Advertisement

Grandparents often hold a treasured place in their grandchildren's hearts, and as the years go by, it can be challenging to watch them grow older. For one woman, her grandfather's struggle with Alzheimer's has been heartbreaking to witness.

In a video, @sheelaawe detailed her grandfather's health journey and stated that he had forgotten who she was. She told netizens that her grandfather asked her who she was and where she was from every few minutes.

A grandfather with Alzheimer's has forgotten his granddaughter but is moved when she plays the piano and gives her a thumbs up | Photo: Instagram/sheelaawe

A grandfather with Alzheimer's has forgotten his granddaughter but is moved when she plays the piano and gives her a thumbs up | Photo: Instagram/sheelaawe

Advertisement

THE WOMAN HAS GRANDFATHER'S ATTENTION

The emotional clip featured a stunning piano performance by the woman, but she is not the star of the show. As the woman played a song, her curious grandfather appeared behind her. His interest was piqued, and she had his attention.

While he may not have known his granddaughter's name, the music allowed them to connect uniquely. The elderly man entered the room, and the woman added a text overlay which read: "He's thinking, 'Who's this strange lady playing my piano.'"

Advertisement

THE GRANDFATHER'S PRICELESS REACTION

The 93-year-old remained standing at the door, seemingly trying to place the song and the woman. He edges closer inside but does not communicate with the woman. However, on the screen, she expressed: "[He] seems to be enjoying it."

As time goes by, the grandfather finally reacts to the music, and his show of approval is priceless. The older man shows a thumbs up, which prompts the woman to start laughing. Eventually, he takes a seat on the couch.

A woman whose grandfather has Alzheimer's sends a special message to viewers about treasuring loves ones | Photo: Instagram/sheelaawe

A woman whose grandfather has Alzheimer's sends a special message to viewers about treasuring loves ones | Photo: Instagram/sheelaawe

Advertisement

AN ENCOURAGING MESSAGE FOR NETIZENS

While he did not recognize her, the grandfather enjoyed the music and even dozed off as the peaceful melody filled the room. The woman continued to play, enjoying the encounter. She ended the clip with a word of encouragement for her viewers.

Via onscreen text, the woman said: "Cherish your loved ones and make each moment count. Time is precious." As her caption indicated: "This is us, sharing a moment of happiness, where memory doesn't have to play a part in the experience."

Netizens react to a grandfather with Alzheimer's who shares a special encounter with his granddaughter as she plays the piano | Photo: Instagram/sheelaawe

Netizens react to a grandfather with Alzheimer's who shares a special encounter with his granddaughter as she plays the piano | Photo: Instagram/sheelaawe

Advertisement

THE ONLINE REACTION

The words paired with the clip garnered a massive online reaction. People shared just how much the clip meant to them with millions of views and thousands of comments. Someone indicated that they could watch the wholesome video all day.

Another user wrote: "This made me cry a little. I miss my grandpa." Other netizens shared their own experiences with loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer's.

The encounter spurred many to highlight the importance of showing and telling your loved ones what they mean to you while there is still time to do so.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Older Woman Approaches Twin Mom Asking to Hug Them, Mom Can't Refuse after Hearing Her Story

April 06, 2022

Woman Takes Care of Her Grandfather, Family Ignores Him until He Passes Away

May 08, 2022

Old Man Stumbles upon a Childhood Photo with His Friends and Decides to Find Them – Story of the Day

April 19, 2022

92-Year-Old Was about to Be Evicted by His Daughter from the House He Built 56 Years Before

April 12, 2022

Woman Reads Newspaper, Finds Out Her Husband Had a Baby with Another Woman

May 21, 2022

Toddler Sweetly Feeds His Bedridden Grandpa with a Spoon in Heartwarming Video

March 28, 2022

Old Man Finds Kid in Cold Forest and Learns She Is His Granddaughter He Never Knew About – Story of the Day

April 06, 2022

Grieving Man Who Lost Grandson Sees a Toddler at Target, Gives Him $20

February 06, 2022

Caretaker Brings Her Own Granddaughter to Cheer Up an 86-Year-Old Lonely Widower

February 20, 2022

Bride Enjoys Her Wedding, Not Expecting to Receive a Letter from Dad Who Died When She Was 8

April 30, 2022

Inside Tom Hanks & Wife of 33 Years Rita Wilson's Relationship with Their Biracial Granddaughter

April 29, 2022

Man Builds Special Room for His Grandmother to Live With Him in Her Last Years

February 26, 2022

Poor Guy Mocked for Driving His Late Granddad’s Old Car Finds a Will Under the Seat One Day – Story of the Day

May 12, 2022

Old Man Leaves All His Property to Young Wife, Bequeathing Only an Old Barn to Granddaughter – Story of the Day

March 18, 2022