In this situation where the joint family system is shifting to the nuclear family, it is often the elderly who are most isolated in life. Many today find it difficult to watch their children and grandchildren only on the mobile screen or laptop screen. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, the surprise given by a young woman to her own grandparents has now gone viral on social media.
Sunaina Malik, a permanent resident of Canada, came across the sea with her baby to surprise her grandparents. The grandfather, who was overjoyed to see his grandson’s baby, was captivated by social media anyway. The joy of seeing the grandparents for the first time, the joy of seeing the grandchild’s baby for the first time, is evident in their facial expressions and actions.
Sunaina shared her surprise experience on her Instagram page, Humans of Bombay
Shared. Years later they see their grandparents. The joy and happiness of seeing their own grandson in person is indescribable except through the mobile screen.
Full version of the post shared by Sunaina:
When I was seven, I moved to a hostel in Nainital, Uttarakhand. I could not always see my parents because they were in Nepal. So I spent most of my time at my grandmother’s house. My grandmother used to tell me stories and take me for walks. We were also involved in a Golgappa eating contest in the evenings. They had never informed me of the lack of being with their parents.
When I went to study at the dental school, I visited my grandparents every week. My grandfather taught me to ride a scooter. But after getting married in 2016 and moving to Canada, I could not come to see them. I do not forget to call and share news at least once a week. When I broke the news that they were grandparents, they jumped for joy. I always send pictures and videos of Isna.
But I hated seeing them and their granddaughter through a screen. Due to pandemic, my visit to India was delayed!
Then last year my grandfather was hospitalized. The doctors had no hope. That was the moment I was devastated. At that time, Isna was only 2 months old. Later, her grandfather recovered, and Isna’s travel restrictions were lifted by the time she was 1 year old. So, I decided to come to India.
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I did not tell my grandparents; I wanted it to be a surprise. What a miracle it was! They could not believe it! Grandpa got up and danced when he saw us! I see them 4 years later, but I laughed when I saw Grandpa dance.
I spent two days with them. Grandma told Isna everything about my childhood. I was so happy to see them together. But it did bring a lot of trouble for those who came back. I hugged Isna and cried when I heard her grandfather tell me that when you grow up he will take you to Golgap too.
Going back to Canada was very painful. I wanted to spend a few days with them. Anyway, Isna was able to feel their love too. I know that love will always be with her.