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Grandpa who suffered a stroke hugs grandsons for the first time ever and it has everyone ugly crying

With the help of an aid created by occupational therapy students, the grandpa was able to embrace his grandsons for the first time in 10 years.

Grandpa who suffered a stroke hugs grandsons for the first time ever and it has everyone ugly crying
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @emilysisco1

Getting old comes with its own perks like having more time for relaxation and spending time with grandchildren. However, deteriorating health might stop many old people from having those sweet experiences with their grandchildren. The internet speaks of one such old man, Kevin Eubanks, who was worried about not being able to embrace his grandsons after a stroke in 2014 restricted his physical abilities. However, 8 years later he was finally able to hug his grandsons with the help of simple yet effective equipment. His daughter Emily Sisco shared this heartwarming moment on TikTok and it has people crying.

Image Source: TikTok | @emilysisco1
Image Source: TikTok | @emilysisco1

In the popular video, Sisco asked her dad about what he missed doing the most because of his health condition and Eubanks said that he missed fishing. However, he then clarified that he also missed hugging people. That is when Sisco introduced her father to the magical solution developed by her occupational therapy students, the Hugger which is now renamed "HugAgain." It was a long, elastic strap made of soft material so that it didn't irritate the user's skin.

Sisco wrapped it around Eubanks's left arm which seemed to be paralysed and it was kept in place using velcro. Eubanks pulled the other end of the Hugger, thus lifting his left arm up to hug his grandson.  

Image Source: TikTok | @emilysisco1
Image Source: TikTok | @emilysisco1

Eubanks was crying happy tears while hugging his grandsons and exclaimed, "I've got to hug my boys. I love you." Having waited so long to physically embrace his loved ones, Eubanks couldn't hold back his emotions and lingered a while hugging the little boys. Sisco captioned this video, "Watch my dad hug his grandsons for the first time since his stroke in 2014. Special thanks to my OTA students for creating this." With over 2.6 million views, this video touched many hearts on the internet.  

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Image Source: Tiktok | @b.paceaprn
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Image Source: TikTok | @frannymorten

"They both needed that hug! Love in its purest form," commented @trishazimmermanbu. "You realize what normal things we take for granted! God bless you for sharing this with the word," wrote @brottrobertson02. "This made me count my blessings. To see the love that your dad has made me want to hug my kids closer. Prayers that he gets stronger so he can fish," added @dentonjones1. "I know my Dad would have loved this. He was a 20-year stroke survivor and was never able to really hug any of his grandchildren. Such an amazing gift," commented @johnsonworks.



 

As per Today, occupational therapy assistant students Lisa James, Larissa Garcia, Erica Dexter and Casey Parsons pioneered "HugAgain," and it has gained great traction among many patients who couldn't hug their loved ones. Eubanks and his wife personally met the team behind this wholesome invention to thank them.

Speaking to the news channel, Eubanks said, "The lack of human interaction [has] people craving intimate touch. Don’t ever take the little things for granted." Elated by how much traction his video has gained, Eubanks mentioned, "I hope it’s encouraging people to never give up. I want them to see that after eight years of not being able to hug, I now can again, so don’t ever give up."


@emilysisco1 Watch my dad hug his grandsons for the first time since his stroke in 2014. Special thanks to my OTA students for creating this! #arkansas #grandpa #fyp #therapy #stroke #rehabilitation #arkansasstateuniversity #astate ♬ original sound - Emily Sisco

 

You can follow Emily Sisco (@emilysisco1) on TikTok for more family content.

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