This cute letter from a child about grannies serves goosebumps and giggles

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Willie B. Thomas
  • If you were fortunate enough to spend time with your grandparents you would be familiar with the love they give.
  • When it comes to describing our grandmother, we all have unique things to say about our grandmothers based on the experience we've had with them.
  • This child decided to write a hilarious letter to grandmothers.

Grandparents play an important role in children's lives. They are the old wise friends we don't get to see 24/7 but maybe on weekends and during the holidays hence we love them so much. We could all name a couple of things that we love about our grandmothers and we could all agree that one of those things is their special meals that hit right in the soul.

This child wrote a letter that described grandmothers - it's very accurate to what we would have said. After all, children are observant and have no filter.

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French research journalist António R. Viegas, took to Quora to share a hilarious 25-year-old letter that was written by a child about their observations of grandmothers. The original letter is in French but it has been translated into English.

The caption of the post on the platform reads: "Yesterday I found this letter, about 25 years old, written by a child (I no longer remember who it was or the child’s age), and I was unable to resist publicising it. It's just delicious."

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The letter is titled "The Grandmothers" and it reads as follows:

"A grandmother is a woman who doesn't have children: that's why she likes other people's children.

The grandmothers have nothing to do, they just have to be there.

When they take us for a walk, they walk slowly and don't step on leaves or caterpillars.

They never say hurry up. They are usually fat, but even so, they manage to tie our shoes.

They always know that we want another piece of cake, or a bigger piece.

A real grandmother never hits a child: she gets angry but laughing.

Grandmothers wear glasses, and sometimes they even manage to remove their teeth.

When they read us stories they never skip bits and don't mind telling the same story over and over again.

Grandmothers are the only big people who always have time.

They are not weak as they say, although they die more often than we do.

Everyone should do their best to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have a television.”

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This post evoked memories of users of the platform and they all jumped on the comment section to share their thoughts about the letter with some saying the description above fits grandmothers perfectly with one saying, "My grandmother and grandfather raised me for 11 of my 18 years of youth. Absolutely most wonderful people on earth. The above fit them perfectly. Thanks for warming my heart with memories."

Another commented on how accurate the description is, "Nailed it. Great job describing most grandmothers these days."

Sources: Quora

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