On 30-Oct-2017 In People
Mothers are pure radiance, they are an epitome of love, their touch is divine, making us forget all our struggles. Maternal love has no substitutes and often leaves one absolutely speechless at the marvel of it. This mother. who is 98 years old, Ada Keating, moved into a care home, with her 80-year-old son, Tom. They moved in the Moss View care home in Liverpool. Tom is in the care home since 2016. Tom has never married and thus lived with his mum. They enjoyed together, playing games or watching Emmerdale.Ada said, "I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him. I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast."Mothers are always there to reassure you that everything is fine and will be, too. Let's find out what's the complete story.
Images via Liverpool EchoShe says, “When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back. When I get back he’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug. You never stop being a mum."
Image via Liverpool EchoTom is Ada's eldest son. She had four children with her late husband, Harry.
Image via Liverpool EchoTom said, drenched in emotions, “They’re very good here and I’m happy to see my mum more now she lives here. She’s very good at looking after me. Sometimes she’ll say ‘Behave yourself!’”
Image via Liverpool EchoThe 80-year-old had three sisters, Barbara, Margi and Janet.Care home manager Philip Daniels said, “It’s very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs. It’s very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible. They are inseparable.”
Image via Liverpool EchoAda’s granddaughter Debi Higham visits the care home often and all other family members are happy to see Ada and Tom together.Debi said, “There’s no parting them. It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7.”This instance reminds us of the beautiful incident when a Chinese mother refused to give up on her disabled son, only to pave his way to Harvard.
Doctors and family members adviced Zou to give up on her son, but she didn't.
Zou worked for nearly three jobs to support her son's education and also look after his treatments.
She told South China Morning Post, “I didn’t want him to feel ashamed about these physical problems because he had inferior abilities in many areas, I was quite strict on him to work hard to catch up where he had difficulties.”
Ding Ding is a Peking University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and engineering. He’s also a Harvard Law student. There has been immense praise showered on the brave mother.