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Man Cries Holding Granddaughter Named after His Beloved Late Wife for the 1st Time

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This man lost his wife, and he cries while holding his granddaughter, who shares her name. This beautiful story shared on Instagram and quickly went viral because it is filled with love and precious memories. This is also a stunning way to keep a loved one’s memory alive.

Ashley Lemieux’s grandmother Anna passed away in the summer of 2021, which drastically changed her grandfather’s life. He missed his “Anny” in a way no one could understand. Anny was not only his wife but his partner, best friend, and the love of his life.

As the time went on, Ashley would sadly go through her own heartbreak. She and her husband were so excited when they met their son Jayce – but they would never get a chance to hold their sweet little boy in their arms. “I miss him so much it physically hurts.”, she shared in an Instagram post.

She mesmerized his little body and little face while nursery rhymes chimed over the intercom to announce the arrival of other little ones. Yet, at the same time, the lullaby song gave her hope. In the moment of darkness, hope was birthed in her empty heart.

Grandfather Cries When Meeting Granddaughter

Less than a year later, the hope Ashley clung to made way for a new precious life when her beautiful daughter was born.

Ashley was excited to share this abundant joy with her grandfather. She invited him to meet his new great-grandbaby. And what happens next will make you surprised. He learned she had been given the name Annie Rae.

Ashley recorded the moment when her grandpa got to hold Annie Rae for the first time. He cries tears of joy during the heartwarming moment.

In the video, Ashley posted, “He loved my grandma so much, and he’s not usually an emotional person, but them sharing a part of her name meant a lot to him.”

This family moment’s most beautiful part is knowing Anny is in heaven holding their precious little boy Jayce, and most likely, she is telling him, “My darling boy, you’ll get to meet your family soon. Until then, we’ll be here in the presence of Jesus, celebrating. And all the while, little Annie Rae is replacing both Ashely’s grief and her grandfather’s with abundant joy.


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