Acts of Kindness
Girl asks grandpa with Alzheimer’s to dance and beams with joy when he accepts
This is such a beautiful memory she's making. Their video shows that the best thing we can do in life is make every second count.
Jessica Adler
09.22.21

If you’re on the hunt for something that will restore your faith in humanity today, you’ve come to the right place.

What better way to get your feelers buzzing than with a sweet video of a grandpa dancing with his granddaughter?

She made the moment sweeter still by asking him to dance, instead of the other way around.

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This grandfather and granddaughter dancing duo has tugged on the heartstrings of everyone who’s watched.

Moving and shuffling across the floor may be all he can muster but you can tell it’s the best part of his day.

Behind their bright smiles, though, lies a much deeper story.

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Rachel, the young girl in the video, actually takes care of her grandfather.

He is suffering from Alzheimer’s and needs some extra help around the house. She is always cooking, cleaning, and caring for the 93-year-old.

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But between those chores are moments of fun. The two go on walks and Rachel reads to him, but the most precious thing they share is the dancing.

The two of them are nothing but smiles and look like they truly enjoy each other’s company.

It’s hard to keep the heart from overflowing when you watch them together.

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Clearly, Rachel is a dancer of some sort. Her moves are fluid and calculated.

Her grandfathers are slow and simple steps, to be expected from someone who is 93-years-old!

Even the song reels you in. The catchy summer hit ‘Cheerleader’ by OMI makes anyone listening want to dance, and this video is no exception.

Between the happiness on the grandfather’s face to the music playing in the background, this video brings all sorts of joy.

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It’s even more touching to think that this man has someone that not only looks after him but also helps him forget that he is sick. Even if it’s for just a few moments a day.

One viewer commented:

“What a wonderful young lady! That is so generous of her to be sweet to her Grandfather, like that. He just seems to blossom under her attention. He is really enjoying himself.”

Someone else wrote:

“Girl I think that is th sweetest thing I’ve seen watching this YouTube. It is wonderful what your doing. Don’t stop”

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Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that affects memory along with a few other mental functions. Common symptoms are confusion and memory loss, more often found in older generations.

What is so unfortunate about the disease is that symptoms often get worse over time, and there’s no cure.

That’s why it’s so important to make every second of every memory count.

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It’s common for the person suffering to forget the faces of loved ones and family members.

This is why the disease is so devastating to everyone in that person’s life.

Luckily for Rachel, her grandfather’s symptoms aren’t that severe and the two can still enjoy time together.

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The internet seems to be in agreement with the fact that it’s people like Rachel who make this world a better place, and we could use a whole lot more of that.

Making it an intention to spark joy in someone’s day and to spread it as far as it will go is the best solution for a dreary and somber world. And it makes for great video, too.

See Rachel charm her grandpa from his chair to cut a rug in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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