A 94-year-old grandmother traveled across the country to say her final goodbye to her beloved sister.
The siblings had not seen each other in more than three years because of the pandemic, so granddaughter Stephanie Shively decided to take her grandmother Barbara on a journey to see her beloved sister Shirley.
A video of the heartwarming moment was shared on TikTok, where it has received more than 2.5 million likes.
In the clip, 90-year-old Shirley can be heard saying to her sister: “If we don’t see each other on this Earth, we’ll see you in heaven.”
Barbara, 94, then said in tears: “You betcha.”
Shirley then said: “Don’t say goodbye,” before adding: “Until we meet again, that’s it.”
Barbara’s granddaughter, Stephanie Shively, told Good Morning America that her grandmother’s birthday wish was to see her only living sibling.
“She kept saying, ‘If I make it to my next birthday, I want to go see my sister for a last time,’” Shively said.
She explained that it was difficult for the sisters to see each other because they would have to go on a long cross-country flight.
Shirley and Barbara finally reunited during a six-day trip. The night before the older sister left, Stephanie saw them sharing a heartbreaking moment in the living room, so she decided to film it.
“I recorded it really for my own girls because I have three daughters that are older, and I was like you know, I want them to see you might feel young now at 27, but sisterhood lasts all the way until 90 and this is how it can feel even in your 90s,” she explained.
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