98-year old Ada Keating recently moved to a retirement home in Liverpool, not in ways you might expect. She moved there not because she’s unable to care for herself, but because she wanted to take care of her 80-year old son.
When her son, Tom, moved to Moss View retirement home in 2016, he was later joined by his mother a year later. The mother and son always shared a special bond all throughout their lives. A painter, Tom never married throughout his life and always stayed with his mom – she is a retired auxiliary nurse.
“I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him, you never stop being a mum,” Ada said in an interview at Liverpool Echo. She even shares that when she goes to the hairdresser, Tom would look for her and ask when she’ll come back, “He’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug.”
Relatives are happy the two are reunited again, and often visit them both in the care home.
“It’s very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible. They are inseparable.” Philip Daniels, the care home manager shared.