Taylor-Danielle Pearson, 27, met Irene Smith, 81, while volunteering for the elderly.
The women quickly found a common language and became friends. Irene was widowed ten years ago and has been all alone ever since.
And now, thanks to a new friendship, she has a “foster family” – a daughter, a grandson and three granddaughters.
The children fell in love with “Grandmother Irene” with all their hearts.
She regularly comes to visit them, plays with them, and gives gifts. And of course, they are going to celebrate Christmas together.
Taylor-Daniel wants to inspire other people with her example, who also have the opportunity to do a good deed and invite lonely old people to their holidays.
Her husband, Michael Pearson, supports his wife in this noble undertaking.
Irene Smith has spent the last ten years all alone. Before meeting her new family, she only left the house once a week.
“Irene lacked a family environment, and when we met her, I immediately knew that I wanted to accept her into my family. I invited her for tea. The kids loved her! It was reciprocity at first sight. Both we and Irene felt that she was one of us,” says Taylor.
Communication with children gives her strength to enjoy life again.
“Last year we had a wonderful Christmas. The kids were itching to open their presents, and so was I. And I’m really looking forward to this Christmas.
I have already got used to the family, to the children, I feel like their grandmother. This year we will celebrate the holiday outside the city, in a big company. I am very excited!” Irene is happy.