One of the most beautiful things about uplifting stories is that there are no rules to them whatsoever. One may have a rich, complicated plot with surprising twists and turns while others, like this one, are as simple as a warm gesture by some loving grandparents.
They are the best!
Celebrating Mr & Mrs Beales big day💍✨ pic.twitter.com/gg5rfLIdm6
— Rio (@Riosmithh) August 23, 2017
17-year-old Rio Smith is on the receiving end of this particular gesture of love. Her grandparents, Valerie and Wilson Ovenstone, from Methil, Scotland, are the givers.
Rio’s bus happens to pass by her grandparents’ home every morning on her way to work. And, every time her bus passes, Rio sees at least one of them standing there, smiling and waving to her.
The elderly couple said it was their way of showing how proud they are of her, after she got her first “real” job after leaving school.
“They said they were so proud of me,” Rio told The Huffington Post. “They just started going out every morning and waving me on my way to work.”
It soon became a daily ritual.
“It makes me smile every day seeing them do this for me,” Rio said.
The kind gesture didn’t go unnoticed.
One day, Rio decided that her grandparent’s heartwarming kindness was too much to keep a secret, so she took a little video as she whizzed by on the bus and shared it on her Twitter account.
You can almost hear the collective “aww” around the world as the post went viral. You know that tough guy who says he’s never cried in his life? Yeah, well… don’t believe it. He’s crying at this one.
Every morning my Gran or Grandad stand outside and wave to me when am on the bus to work😭💔 pic.twitter.com/8zWEPH211X
— Rio (@Riosmithh) October 19, 2017
The was response was beautiful!
What makes this truly astounding, other than the consistency and commitment of their daily ritual, is the fact that people are eating up this four-second clip as if it were the best thing since sliced bread!
Other Twitter users have left the sweetest comments. Rio says her grandparents are overwhelmed at the response the video has received.
Here are a few for you to enjoy!