The video has been loved by a million people since it was shared because it touched everyone's heart.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on August 23, 2019. It has since been updated.
A video showing a loving grandfather painting his granddaughter's nails has gone viral on social media and won people's hearts. Twenty-year-old Ayla Winter-White had undergone surgery and was resting at home in Berkshire, UK when her grandparents came to care for her. Her grandfather, Keith, 82, offered to paint her nails while she recovered from the reconstructive surgery and told her that he had been doing this for her grandmother, Margaret, 76, for 30 years. Ayla shared the video on Twitter and it has been liked a million times and viewed 11 million times since August 1.
Loving grandparents become the bedrock of a strong family and this incident is proof of that. Elderly grandparents and adult grandchildren, both, benefit from close ties with each other. When there is a greater affinity between the two groups there is reduced depressive symptoms as well, says a study.
She shared the video on Twitter with the caption: "my grandparents came to look after me after my surgery and my grandad told me he wanted to make me feel better, he told me he’s been painting my nan’s nails for 30 years and that he wanted to paint mine and I needed to share this. “How many coats do you have on?”
my grandparents came to look after me after my surgery and my grandad told me he wanted to make me feel better, he told me he’s been painting my nan’s nails for 30 years and that he wanted to paint mine and I needed to share this. “How many coats do you have on?”😭😭 pic.twitter.com/P0VJjZsHzn— Ayla Winter-White (@aylawinter_) August 1, 2019
He can also be heard, according to Metro UK, telling his wife Margaret, "I’ve got an important job at the moment." The video she shared also says, "the Love of my actual life".
Alya was recovering from hip and pelvis surgery said that her granddad has always been a kind man, according to Business Insider. Ayla, a dental nurse, had been suffering from Congenital Hip Dysplasia. In another tweet, she said, "He also worships my nan and is her personal photographer. What more could a woman want in life?"
he also worships my nan and is her personal photographer, what more could a woman want in life ????? pic.twitter.com/NWc8lHMBg7— Ayla Winter-White (@aylawinter_) August 1, 2019
In a few more tweets, she showed the world how funny her grandfather is. In one tweet, she shared a video of her grandfather looking dapper, with the message: "incase anyone needed another reason to fall in love w my grandfather."
incase anyone needed another reason to fall in love w my grandfather pic.twitter.com/o4vzgQ5eVc— Ayla Winter-White (@aylawinter_) August 1, 2019
The loving moment has brought many people to tears and they couldn't resist calling him the "the world’s cutest".
One Twitter user told Ayla, "Treasure him Cos you’ll never find a man quite like your grandad." She responded saying, "i absolutely do!! he’s a blessing." One man said, "Iv followed you in the hope that one day I can take him for a pint!" and she told him she'll let him know.
Another man said, "Aaah so glad to see he’s keeping well. I always thought he was such a nice bloke" and Ayla responded saying "he's loving the fame."