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Bruce Willis grasps daughter Scout’s hand in tender moment amidst his fight against dementia

Scout LaRue Willis was seen in the video with her 68-year-old father who has a progressive brain disease called frontotemporal dementia.

Bruce Willis grasps daughter Scout’s hand in tender moment amidst his fight against dementia
Bruce Willis and Scout Willis attend the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images For Comedy Central)

Bruce Willis's family spent Thanksgiving with the actor and made sure he feels loved all the time. The "Die Hard" was diagnosed with aphasia, which subsequently led him to step away from acting. He was given a new diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in March 2022. His daughter Scout LaRue Willis, posted some sweet Thanksgiving moments on Instagram Stories, assuring fans that the actor is deeply loved. In the video, she can be seen smiling as she holds hands with her father, per Insider.

According to the outlet, the video which disappeared after 24 hours, was captioned with "My guy," followed by a photo that showed the 32-year-old model resting her head on her dad's palm. The video was shared on several social media platforms with fans being touched by the sweet moment. 



 

Fans banded together to show their support for the actor. On Reddit, u/darth_scion commented, "Sometimes you see people as immortals. For instance, Bruce Willis is that badass from 'Die Hard' forever in my head. This video gave me such a large dose of awareness of mortality." To which, u/Ynneb82 replied, "Same. He was always the badass, seeing him so frail is heartbreaking."

Another person also shared their own story describing what a great guy the actor is off-screen. "I work at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Beverly Hills, and I used to take care of Bruce Willis and his family when they came in. He was always very kind, very quiet, respectful, and very generous. He would always bring his mother who would repeatedly ask me if I recognized her famous son. He would pull me aside and apologize for her, but I always reminded him how amazing it is for his mom to be so proud," u/Ok-Abbreviations88 wrote.

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Image Source: Reddit/u/Maleficent-Fun-5927

The star's second wife, Emma Heming Willis, posted what seemed to be a throwback photo of the entire blended family on Instagram as they celebrated Thanksgiving. "I'm grateful and thankful to know this kind of love," she captioned the sweet snap. "Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving." Also in the photo were Scout and her sisters Rumer, 35, and Tallulah, 29, along with her half-sisters Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9. Bruce was also seen along with his wife of 14 years, Emma.


 
 
 
 
 
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The 45-year-old model has remained by his side, showering her 68-year-old husband with love, comfort and care as his condition continues to deteriorate. It's been a challenging time for the family including for his wife as she navigates his recent health problems. Emma has now taken the role of her husband's full-time caregiver but she opened up about how important it was for caretakers to care of themselves too during such difficult times.


 
 
 
 
 
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Emma posted a video on April 9 on Instagram of her enjoying some alone time, walking around, lying down in the grass, touching flowers and taking a moment to ground herself and enjoy everything around her. She captioned the post, "Bruce and his masterful mic-drop-one-liners. He would say, 'He just can’t get out of his own way.' I never really understood what it meant until it hit me in the face the other day. It’s me. I can’t get out of my own way."


 
 
 
 
 
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"I plan, organize and look after everyone and I still rarely make time for myself. The kicker came from Evelyn a few days ago when she said, 'Mom, you need to get out and touch the grass.' Spoken like her father’s child. I knew what she meant. I’m wound so tight that she sees it, they all feel it. How is that serving anyone? Today I made time to do something I used to love doing—a 30-minute hike and it made all the difference. They are giving me permission, almost begging me to make time for myself and I need to shhhh, listen and just go," she shared.


 
 
 
 
 
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