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Grandma is keeping her husband's memory alive by creative transformation of his shirts

She skillfully stitches pillows from his cherished Hawaiian shirts and creates heartwarming photographs.

Grandma is keeping her husband's memory alive by creative transformation of his shirts
Cover Image Source: Reddit | u/FuturisticFighting

There are unique ways of cherishing the memories of our departed loved ones. Some choose to maintain their rooms exactly as they were, while others treasure the last voice notes or pictures they received from them. In the case of this particular grandmother, she discovered a touching and beautiful method to keep the memory of her beloved husband alive. She skillfully stitches pillows from his cherished Hawaiian shirts and creates heartwarming photographs, capturing moments with all her children and grandchildren alongside these meaningful keepsakes. It's a heartfelt tribute that brings comfort and fond remembrance to her family, preserving the legacy of her husband's presence in their lives.

In a Reddit video posted by u/FuturisticFighting, the text overlay reads, “Papa went to heaven a few months ago and left a lot of Hawaiian shirts behind. Grandma had a plan.” She can be seen arranging the pillows which are made with the shirts. A note on one of the pillows reads, “This is a shirt I used to wear. Whenever you hold it know that I am there. Love Randy.”

Image Source: Reddit/ u/FuturisticFighting
Image Source: Reddit |  u/FuturisticFighting

All the kids could be seen holding a picture of their dad and grandad along with a pillow. “Everyone got a picture of themselves with Papa wearing their new pillow,” reads the text overlay. They all seem to be sharing memories of their grandpa or the story behind the picture that they are holding. No matter what, it was a great way to remember him as he clearly was an amazing dad or grandpa to each of them.

Image Source: Reddit/ u/FuturisticFighting
Image Source: Reddit | u/FuturisticFighting

The video garnered about 5.7k upvotes on Reddit and it is captioned, "Grandma found a creative way to preserve the spirit of her late husband." People loved the brilliant idea that the grandma came up with. "That is so sweet. Papa is happy," commented u/Mysterious_Tax_5613. "This is beautiful. I know she was crying making them but it was probably therapeutic and the whole family benefited. I’d be half as lucky if I have a family that loved me this much," wrote u/Affectionate_End23.

Image Source: Reddit/ u/FuturisticFighting
Image Source: Reddit | u/FuturisticFighting

"Adorable! My Grandma did something similar with a bunch of funky plaid trousers my Grandpa used to wear. She made a Teddy Bear for each of her kids. Love the idea," shared u/MrChoocherino. "I just noticed each person got the shirt pillow of the shirt he was wearing in the picture with them!!" pointed out u/DollarstoreGnomes. Cherishing such sweet memories together is often what keeps a family together. They all knew that though their grandpa is not there with them, they have each other.

Image Source: Reddit/u/FuturisticFighting
Image Source: Reddit | u/Leshen13

In another heartwarming story, a grandpa was moved to tears when he saw his wife's old pictures. As he presses the play button on a laptop, her face and eyes start moving. "Holy smokes, she's alive," he looks surprised. The text overlay reads, "They brought his wife's picture to life. What a beautiful moment." He continues telling the person who is recording his reaction, "Look at this. Oh, God!" After a while, he gets emotional and says, "I can't believe it. It is her." Then he wipes tears from his eyes.

Image Source: TikTok/ @dannys_world_official
Image Source: TikTok | @dannys_world_official

He then begins to share about their marriage, "This past November 23rd, we would have been married 75 years. And I still love her," says the man in tears staring at the picture. The woman recording the video also responds, "I love her too."

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