For many of us, our grandparents – and for those who are lucky, great-grandparents – are our world.
They teach us about life, tell us stories, let us get away with foolishness mom never would, and love us unconditionally.
That bond begins the moment we meet them and in most cases, that means at the hospital, but due to health or distance, sometimes it comes a little later after we’re born.
Regardless of whether it’s in the maternity ward or at the nursing home, these photos of grandparents meeting their grandchildren for the first time will melt your heart.
This photo was taken seconds before he was caught crying for the first time in his life. A cancer survivor, this proud and grateful granddad said: “This is why I fought for 26 years, right here. I didn’t know it before, but now I do. It’s been worth every d**n second.”
This man also has cancer and his family believes he hung on long enough just to meet his first grandchild. Sadly, he passed less than 24 hours later.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s more in awe – the grandparent or the baby!