When Taylor-Danielle Pearson, 27, volunteered with the elderly, she met Irene Smith, 81.
The women instantly bonded over a language and grew close. Irene had been living alone since she lost her husband ten years ago.
She now has a daughter, a grandson, and three granddaughters as her “foster family” as a result of a recent friendship.
The kids developed a deep affection for “Grandmother Irene.”
She visits them frequently, plays with them, and gives them gifts. Naturally, they will all enjoy Christmas together.
Taylor-Daniel hopes that by setting an example, other people will be motivated to conduct nice deeds like inviting lonely seniors to their holiday gatherings.
Michael Pearson, her spouse, encourages his wife to pursue this admirable goal.
The past ten years have been spent by Irene Smith alone. She didn’t leave the house more than once a week before she met her new family.
“Irene didn’t grow up in a family setting, so when we met her, I knew I wanted to take her in as a member of my family. I asked her for tea. The children adored her! It was mutuality at first glance. Irene felt like she belonged with us, and so did we,” adds Taylor.
She gains the ability to appreciate life once more through interaction with youngsters.
“We had a lovely Christmas last year. Both the kids and I were eager to open our gifts. And I’m eagerly anticipating this Christmas.
I feel like their grandmother because I have already become used to the family and the kids. We will have a large group gather this year to celebrate the holiday outside of the city. I’m really happy right now! Irene is content.