94-year-old Marjory Miles lives in Virginia Beach and suffers from dementia. Her friends, family, and neighbors call her “Granny.” Granny sometimes feels lonely or depressed, but her granddaughter, Gayle Kennedy, has come up with a most interesting way to cheer up her grandmother.
Kennedy painted a beautiful picture of a lighthouse on a rock and gave it to her grandma, who began carrying the rock everywhere. It may have been a small gesture, but it meant the world to Granny.
A family member made a Facebook about the special rock, and it wasn’t long after that that word got out, and others began painting rocks to leave on Miles’s front porch or send in the mail.
People from all over the country are now sending Granny painted rocks, and she’s running out of room on her little coffee table to put the dozens of them that she has.
“Even though I’m old, it makes me feel like somebody cares about me,” says Granny.
But one of her adoring rock-sending fans will always stand out as her favorite—her granddaughter. Despite the many rocks she’s received over the course of a few short weeks, Granny’s most beloved rock will always be the one with the lighthouse on it.
Check out the video below to see this adorable grandmother show off her special collection.
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?