What’s perhaps less common is when that generational wisdom includes full-service nail salon skills.
A Twitter user named Ayla Winter-White posted a heartwarming video recently in which she described the lengths her grandfather went to look after her while she was recovering from a surgery and showed him diligently painting her toenails, adding:
“[M]y granddad 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.”
It’s a touching moment of a grandparent expressing their love through a simple act of service and a bit of humor as well.
When he’s asked a question about the car Ayla’s grandpa replies “I’ve got an important job at the moment.”
Like a good professional he also asks his client/granddaughter “How many coats do you have on?” to which she replies “Just two, please.”
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
People were extremely moved by the video, which has since garnered over 1 million Likes on Twitter.
What real love looks like 💓— BREESUNSHINEE 🖤 (@BreeSunshinee_) August 4, 2019
I think I’m gonna cry https://t.co/8aCDeu4h7G— Isabel Headen-Morris (@isabelheadenm) August 4, 2019
IM CRYING!!!! 😭 https://t.co/fiSUMBv87V— Alva Jay (@reaIaIvajay) August 2, 2019
What a gentleman https://t.co/fhd0dBGh1J— Mitchell Broom (@broom_mitchell) August 1, 2019
How stinking cute 😭😍 https://t.co/z4Tr8UgPwn— Kapowski (@ashhh_aa_leee) August 2, 2019
I'm not crying, you are 😭😭😭— Adaeze N'enwu Ọkụ™ (@Ms_Ada_Oku) August 2, 2019
What I would do to have one more second with my Grandad ... love this https://t.co/3VoUFiXZw4— Elly Black (@ellyyblackk) August 1, 2019
Sooooo sweet😭😭😍😍😍— blackHAZ3. (@Blachaz3) August 2, 2019
what a brilliant Granddad!— Tessa Bennett remembering Toddy and Kevin (@littlemore20) August 2, 2019
Keith the Nail Tech.....love him! 💅🏻👨🏻🦳 https://t.co/sFBkATS1UL— Lou 🐝 (@itsloubee) August 3, 2019
Others shared similar acts of grandparent kindness or the desire to borrow Ayla’s grandad themselves.
my papa did the same for me— and my grandma when she was sick! pic.twitter.com/3VOJh4vVex— aniesha (@AnieshaSimone) August 2, 2019
Would they like a black Canadian granddaughter? Asking for myself.— Throw that ass to yo Witcher o’ valley of plenty (@xoxopettygal) August 2, 2019
Also you are so blessed to be loved like that❤️ pic.twitter.com/M962ui0FH0
You’re truly lucky to have him in your life. He seems like such a wonderful man. Cherish him, and give him a hug from a gal who never knew her grandfathers. ❤️ Feel better soon!— Sabrina Zombie (@NumbZombieMom) August 2, 2019
You are SO fortunate to know your grandparents. Even through adoption, I never knew ANY of my grandparents, biological or adoptive. I was fortunate enough to meet my biological paternal grandmother just before she passed.— Brenda Stiles (@brendastiles) August 3, 2019
He’s amazing! My grandpa was like this, so incredible and loving and I miss him. When I was pregnant with my daughter I used to tell him stuff like “oh my app says these week she can dream” and he cried happily.— Fossilized Tree Resin (@Jamberee13) August 2, 2019
you realize he’s officially the internet’s grandad right? pic.twitter.com/xdQN0hxxqI— Tiffany, the Tired. 🤦🏾♀️ (@emporiahh) August 2, 2019