Families were forced to endure the heartbreak of being physically apart, as the challenges of the pandemic made it nearly impossible to meet and hold loved ones.
All over the world, people were faced with the painful reality of not being able to reunite with their beloved family and friends due to the restrictive measures of the pandemic.
After this prolonged and unexpected hiatus, the reunion has been special and bittersweet at the same time.
Rojan Parambil, a Kerala man, returned to his homeland after spending five years in Switzerland. He was deeply saddened to witness his mother’s aging and diminishing strength.
Determined to create a unique experience, he planned to take her on a meaningful journey. With great care, he bathed her and prepared her for her departure.
Tenderly, he lifted her over his shoulder and set off on a short road trip, cherishing every moment.
The moving video documenting this heartfelt gesture was shared on the Humans of Kerala Instagram account.
It captures the moving scene of Rojan lifting his elderly mother over his shoulder and gently placing her inside a car.
A compassionate woman offers the mother a cup of tea, which she graciously sips. Her mother found joy in this excursion, savoring the experience.
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Throughout their journey, the mother and son captured precious memories, taking photos together as a testament to their cherished bond.
He had also accompanied his beloved “Ammachi” on a memorable trip to Switzerland, revealing the wonders of the beautiful country.
Now, longing to relive those precious moments, he resolved to create a similar experience again. Despite his failing health and his advancing age, he was determined to make it happen, even if it meant scouting a nearby destination.
“Years ago, I took Ammachi to Switzerland and showed her Europe. She was delighted to see the new places. But I was only able to go to India almost five years later because of Covid. It broke my heart to see Ammachi. She looked so much older, with more white hair than ever and weaker. She couldn’t stand or walk properly. She told me she hadn’t even been to church in years! I decided to take her out. Parambil wrote.
Sharing his experience, he added, “I work in a nursing home in Switzerland. So with that experience, I bathed her, had my sisters dress her, and decided to take her in my car. Everyone said it wasn’t the best idea. I went ahead anyway! I lifted her onto my shoulders and made her sit in the car, and we drove off, about 20 km away to her hometown, Athirumpuzha. She couldn’t remember many places, but it still made her happy. I took videos to send to my brothers who live in different parts of the world. Everyone was worried about Ammachi but still happy to see her up. I also took her once to witness the flowering of ‘Neelakurinji’. She was tired and sick after the trip, but she was elated to have finally witnessed what she had always wanted.”
Rojan Parambil’s candid account of his journey with his beloved “Ammachi” touched the hearts of people online.
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