Elderly lady in nursing home is ashamed of her 'ugly' hands until nurse explains their beauty

Jul 20, 2018
09:59 A.M.

Brandalyn Mae Porter has an important message for everyone who has ever doubted themselves and has been embarrassed about body image.


A Facebook post shared the story of how Porter convinced an aging, elderly lady at a nursing home in Texas to respect her body as well as the changes that it goes through.

Porter was painting the fingernails of an elderly woman in the nursing home when they started discussing on which color to go for.

The elderly woman then told Porter that she wanted ‘clear.’ Porter was surprised by this as she did not consider it an exciting choice.


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She wrote in the Facebook post that the only thought that came to her find after hearing the elderly woman’s answer was, ‘Clear?! That’s no fun.’

Porter then asked the woman why she wanted clear. She replied, ‘My hands are ugly, I don’t want to draw attention to them.’

Source: Freepik

Source: Freepik


The elderly’s reply did not convince Porter and she felt determined to change the way the woman looked at her body.

She then carefully said to the elderly lady, ‘Your hands tell the story of your life. They the story of love, care, and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.’

Porter’s words made a positive effect on the elderly woman. She later thought about it and decided that she wanted to go with the color pink for her nails.

In a few simple words, Porter was able to convince the elderly woman that her hands are not ugly, but special in a unique way, and that also made them uniquely beautiful.

The Facebook post concluded with a beautiful message: ‘Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in.’

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