Even animals understand the value of friendship. Check this out. (Have the Kleenex handy, just in case some ‘dust’ gets into your eye.)
Time is nobody’s friend. It eventually claims us all.
Our strength begins to ebb, and our health fails us.
But even in the midst of those last stages, we sometimes find a welcome reprieve from the inevitable.
Like this old Chimp did when someone paid her an unexpected visit.
‘Mama’ is 59 years old, and her health is failing her. But not so badly that she couldn’t recognize a visit from an old friend.
Professor Jan Van Hooff had a relationship with her that went back to the 1970’s. And hearing of her failing health, dropped in to visit.
Her change in behavior says it all.
From limp and dejected, to flashing her big ape-ish smile.
Gestures of obvious affection abounded.
It really is heartwarming.
She was old, alone, and refusing food as she drew near ‘the end’.
What she needed most was a little humanity.
How different is that, really, from the rest of us?
A little good news, and optimism and however old she may have been, she had new life flow into her — however fleeting.
Getting old doesn’t mean you have to stop being awesome.
Just look at this guy:
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.