A woman from Nashville is overjoyed to have been able to witness the total solar eclipse with her father, who is close to passing away.
The touching photo shows 66-year-old Hedy Morrison tilting her elderly father’s wheelchair backward to watch the eclipse. His head rests peacefully on her chest.
The special moment captured on camera on Aug. 21. is tugging people’s heartstrings around the world.
Morrison told ABC News the whole family got to experience the magic moment together.
“There were four generations of us there watching. It was a really special moment,” she said. “I’m so thrilled my dad was alive long enough to see his first total eclipse ever.”
Morrison’s father, Will Roberts, had celebrated his birthday on Aug. 17, just days before the eclipse, a milestone his caregivers were surprised he reached.
“At 93 years and 4 days, he witnessed his eclipse,” Morrison proudly told ABC News. “It was unbelievable. It was pretty special he got to see it and we got to see it together.”
She is glad to be able to give back to her father, who she said looked after her and helped her through a most trying time in her life.
“Twenty years ago I lost my husband in a car accident and I had five children, and he took care of me for all those years,” she told ABC News. “And now it’s my turn to take care of him. Four years ago he had a stroke. He hasn’t been able to talk in four years but he’s the most patient, sweet, loving man in the whole wide world.”
Morrison’s daughter, Molly, continued the loving appreciation. She told ABC News there is no one like her mom.
She’s “the most caring, selfless person I personally have ever known,” Molly said.
Molly went on to say that since her grandfather got hit by a stroke, her mother, who lives next door to him, put him to bed personally almost every night.
“She does so many amazing things for other people and rarely has time to do things for herself,” said Molly. “She is truly my hero and I wish there were more people in the world like her.”
Her mother remained humble and said the moments she spent with her dad were “truly amazing.”
“It was really joyful for us,” said Hedy Morrison. “We yelled and cheered because it was so much more than I ever thought it would be. It blew me away it really did. It was a neat thing to experience as a first for both of us.”