Blind 108-Year-Old Holds Great-Great-Granddaughter for First Time in Tear-Jerking Video

A video of a blind 108-year-old woman meeting her two-week-old great-great-granddaughter for the first time has gone viral online, surpassing 4.7 million views.

In the footage, which was shared to TikTok by a woman called Mary, with the username Blinge2013, you can see the sweet moment when the woman passes over her newborn to her great-grandmother, whose name is Ruth.

Ruth, who is almost fully blind, holds the tiny child, named Adelina, and says: "Oh my god. I wish I could see you. Oh, it's just to hold you is wonderful."

She then exclaims: "Oh my god she is so quiet... she's so warm... she is so heavy. Oh my god she is wonderful. Oh I'd love to be around her."

Mary, 26, then says: "You are and you will be, we can make sure that happens. I will make sure to bring her all the time."

The family then chats about the baby, and the special meeting, ​which can be watched here, is captioned: "My daughter met her great great gram today. My daughter is 2 1/2 weeks old and my great gram is 108. #historyinthemaking #rainbowbaby."

The clip, which was originally shared on August 27, has been liked a staggering 1.2 million times.

It was also re-shared on popular Instagram meme account Pubity on October 28, where it has been viewed a further 4 million times.

Many people rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts on the emotional scene.


My daughter met her great great gram today. My daughter is 2 1/2 weeks old and my great gram is 108. #historyinthemaking #rainbowbaby

♬ original sound - Blinge

One social media user, Sopphire.crystal, wrote: "This is so beautiful and wholesome. Hope both of my grandmother gets to live long and see their great great grandchildren too."

Another person, Nayefff._, added: "Two humans who are a century apart."

Ashley Rose typed: "'I wish I could see you'- I wanna cry."

Kbebe19 gushed: "108 years of life vs 2 weeks of life I don't know why this is just amazing to me just imagine all the memories you create in 108 years what a life."

Reshelle revealed: "My great grandma passed days after my son was born, so that made her a great great grandma."

Nho55771220 stated: "Wow, she looks stunning for 108. Never would have guessed."

William.ellwood89 shared: "My daughter has been lucky enough to know her great great grand dad, he is now 100 and she is 7 and they have a special bond."

Marisaannecerna commented: "Ohhhh man my heart just had my first, I can imagine alllll the sweet memories holding that little babe brought back for this lovely lady."

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A file photo of an old woman's hand touching a baby's hand. On TikTok, a video of a blind 108-year-old meeting her baby great-great-granddaughter has gone viral. iStock