Grandma Posts This Photo And People Immediately Call Her Out

Surprise

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They couldn’t believe their luck. She thought she had captured the perfect moment. They were just playing dress-up. What harm would it be to throw on a dress for fun? After all, her granddaughter had begged and pleaded for nearly an hour. But they never expected this kind of reaction.

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Childhood

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Amy Kavelaras was born in Columbus, Ohio. Her fondest memories as a child were spending Sundays at her grandmother’s for dinner. They didn’t have much, but they had one another. Those days were full of laughter and joy and single course meals. They made the most of the simple things in life, but she didn’t expect her upbringing to have such an impact on her choices later on.

Granny

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As a child, Amy’s grandmother never aged. Ruth had such a love for life that even old age couldn’t slow her down. She and her husband were living proof that love kept the mind, body, and soul young. During those years, Amy thought her grandparents were a prince and princess. But as she grew, she realized that their bodies couldn’t avoid time forever.

Jobs

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Amy managed to land a job with JetBlue airlines. Ruth encouraged her to take it as an opportunity and to see the world, so she did. That decision turned out to be one of the best she ever made. But Amy also wanted to give back. She spent her days off attending children’s birthday parties and dressing up as their favorite princesses. If she could provide an ounce of the happiness her grandmother had given her, she was doing the right thing. But their happiness was about to take a swift turn.

Lonely

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After her Grandfather’s death, Ruth began to decline physically. It was as if all the years had hit her at once. After some time, she finally decided that she needed to move into assisted care. Amy’s heart broke, but Ruth reminded her granddaughter that she needed to live her life for herself. She didn’t need to worry about her old grandmother. Nevertheless, Amy insisted on helping her pack her things. Little did she know, they were about to uncover a treasure.

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Cleaning

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Ruth’s attic was packed to the roof with boxes of toys, decorations, baby clothes, old appliances, suitcases, bags, photos, letters, awards, trophies, furniture, cutlery, plates, pots, pans. Cobwebs hung from the roof. Spiders hid in every corner. The old wood groaned with every step Amy took. Then, she spotted something. Tucked away in the corned behind mounds of junk was a decorative box covered in a thick layer of dust. What was Ruth hiding?

Questions

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When Amy asked her grandmother about the contents of the box, she looked confused. Was she keeping a secret? How could she not remember what was in her own attic? But when Amy finally opened the box, she discovered her grandmother’s wedding dress from 1953. And somehow, the dress was still in perfect condition. But neither of them could have expected their fun to cause such a frenzy.

Fashion

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Although time had impacted Ruth both physically and mentally, her dress was still as perfect as the day she bought it. Amy was in awe of the beautiful white lace, complimenting her grandmother on her choice. But to Ruth, it wasn’t just a dress. It was a representation of 43 years of marriage. But none of them ever thought Ruth would to react to her husband’s death like this.

Sadness

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After Jack’s death, Ruth quickly slipped into a depression. Constantly, she told her family that she was fine, that she didn’t need any company. But Amy knew better. She noticed the sadness in her grandmother’s eyes, the distance in her stare; her mind was lost in another time. But Amy wasn’t going to leave her there to suffer in the past alone.

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Help

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It took months for Ruth to pull herself from the depression. Thankfully, Amy spent as much time with her as she possibly could. She insisted her grandmother come to children’s birthday parties with her to get her out of the house. Amy discovered that the best thing for Ruth was to be surrounded by life, youth, and happiness. Ruth was now in a much better place emotionally. And Amy had an idea.

Dress-Up

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After nearly an hour of begging, Amy convinced her grandmother to try on the wedding dress. Surprisingly, the dress fit as perfectly as it did 43 years ago! Understandably, Ruth shed a few tears as she was overcome with emotions. She was taken right back to 1953, patiently waiting to marry her sweetheart. And Amy couldn’t hide her own tears for long.

Photo Op

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Ruth looked stunning, so of course, Amy wanted to capture the moment. She got her grandmother to hold a framed photograph of herself from her wedding day as she snapped a picture. After a rough couple of years, Amy was so proud of Ruth’s strength. She radiated grace. And understandably, Amy went on to share the image on her Facebook. However, she never expected this reaction.

Viral

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Ruth’s image caused quite a stir online, but not for the reason you’d think. Sure, the comments raved about Ruth’s dapper appearance, but the majority were fixated on one thing only—the photograph—the glass frame—the reflection. Amy’s link to her grandmother was captured in the glass—her mother. Was it intentional?

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Luck

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Amy had taken an image of her grandmother for her own memory. She never intended to capture her mother too! Online users couldn’t help but ponder over the figure. Was it a ghost? A stalker? Amy quickly set the record straight. And the internet loved the truth even more than their own wild tales!

Love

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Amy put an end to all the ghost stories and conspiracy theories. And then, the image went viral for all the correct reasons. Amy was proud to show her grandmother all the positive feedback on her photograph. Time may have passed, but Ruth was still as beautiful as ever. And more importantly, her love story was timeless. Amy couldn’t help but feel blessed.

Bonds

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The bond between a child and their grandmother is sometimes stronger than their relationship with their parents. Most of the time, grandparents learned from their mistakes while raising their own. However, they cannot always interfere when they begin to notice their children making the same errors when parenting. Grandparents also act as the voice of reason when children won’t listen to their own parents! But there are benefits to having grandchildren too.

Studies

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Being surrounded by young children keeps you mentally and physically fit. Studies have shown that having grandchildren keep grandparents like Ruth socially engaged and fairly active. Spending time with one’s grandchildren is proven to sustain good health and cognition. But Ruth had other external factors to take into consideration.

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Lonely

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When Ruth’s husband passed away, she began to reflect on her own mortality. Jack was a constant in her life for nearly five decades! To wake up one morning and find that she no longer had her partner in life was devastating. It took time, but thankfully Ruth had plenty of loving family to remind her that she wasn’t alone. And no one was more in love with Ruth’s love story than Amy.

Fate

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Amy feared the worst when all her friends began to settle down before her. But Ruth refused to let her dwell on the future. “Whatever will be, will be,” she would remind herself every now and again. That famous line stuck with Amy throughout the years. However, she never expected her day to come. When Amy finally met Nick, she was infatuated. He supported her, loved her, and was always there for her. But when he asked her to marry him, she had her doubts. And naturally, she shared them with her grandmother. “Don’t you think I had my own worries too?” Ruth made sure to set Amy straight.

Future

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Ruth had lived. To Amy, her grandmother’s life was like a fairytale. But Ruth wanted to tell her the truth—her and Jack had their ups and downs throughout their marriage, and before that, they broke up and got back together more times than she could count. “Take a chance,” she encouraged. So, Amy did. But would Ruth’s advise fare well for Amy’s marriage?