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Grandmother Meets 88-Year-Old Best Friend For First Time Since Pandemic, Melting Hearts

Grandmother Meets 88-Year-Old Best Friend For First Time Since Pandemic, Melting Hearts
Grandmother Meets 88-Year-Old Best Friend For First Time Since Pandemic, Melting Hearts

Reunions are beautiful to watch and when it’s two older people, it’s even more special. Lucy Shepherd, who goes by TikTok’s moniker @shepsadventures97, shared a video of her grandmother waiting outside her best friend’s house. The text overlay read: “My grandmother surprises her 88 year old best friend who she hasn’t seen since before Covid.” The grandmother was seen wearing a white and blue T-shirt with white pants and a white hat, looking excited to meet her friend.

Image source: TikTok | @shepadventures98
Image source: TikTok | @shepadventures98

In the video, the elderly woman knocks on the door as Lucy tells her, “She’ll be surprised.” In response, the senior says, “I hope so.” Although the duo initially seemed a little concerned about whether the elderly woman’s friend was home, someone was soon seen approaching the door. Lucy said, “She’s inside, look.” The grandmother began to smile when she saw her friend open the door and then shouted to her best friend, “Surprise! Surprise!”

Image source: TikTok | @shepadventures98
Image source: TikTok | @shepadventures98

Her friend couldn’t contain her excitement either and said, “Oh God! Oh God!” The grandmother then asked, “Is this a retirement home?” and her friend replied, “Yes.” Lucy’s Nan told her, “Well then I’m coming in because I’m a bit old.” In the next scene, the two old friends are sitting on a couch, holding hands, while one of them thinks about how they became friends. “So we became friends, so that must have been… when we were six.” The best friend added, “88 years.” The grandmother responded by saying, “That’s not bad.”

The granddaughter said, “88 years and you’re still friends.” To which the elderly friend replied, “That’s not so bad going back, is it?” The grandmother replied, “I don’t think so.” They laughed together and eventually the two were seen crying after embracing. The heartwarming video was captioned, “I cried when I saw them both so happy and when they said goodbye they cried because they didn’t know if they would ever see each other again.”

Image Source: TikTok | @kylah.ii
Image Source: TikTok | @kylah.ii

The video has been viewed over five million times and people were pretty emotional after watching the reunion. @user1970140694988 commented, “Imagine being held in the arms of someone who has known and loved every version of you that you’ve ever been in your life.” @merlinstreasuresca wrote, “At this point they should just move in together and spend the rest of their time together.” @mackenna_mainaccount commented, “Wait, she’s 94 if they were 6 when they became friends? OMG they look so good. I’d say she looks almost 10 years younger.”

Image source: TikTok | @raemxo
Image source: TikTok | @raemxo

@yb.est17 shared, “My heart! True friendship is something everyone deserves in this life.” @shelby.baker wrote, “My grandma had a best friend, Liz. They didn’t see each other often, but they always called each other. Their giggles still echo in my head every now and then. Now Liz is my best friend after my grandma passed away.” @imaa2022 wished, “That’s a really old age. I hope they are both healthy and can visit each other for many more years.” Moments like these make people believe in friendships and true relationships.

Follow Lucy Shepherd (@shepsadventures98) for more content from her life.