Kids Waved At Figure In Dark Window Every Morning, The Reason Is Heart-Wrenching.

93-year-old Louise Edlen is a very special part of the day for a group of young children on their way to school. That’s because it’s a tradition every morning, they wave at Louise and she sweetly returns the gesture. They call her the ‘Grandma in the window.”

The send-off means a lot and brings comfort on both ends.

But one morning, the sweet grandmother wasn’t waiting in the window… and again the next day. This went on for weeks. It turns out that Louise had a stroke. She’d been in the hospital, with her husband at her side.

Louise, who has 30 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, finally was home after 3 weeks of rehabilitation. This is where the other tear-jerker comes in: The next morning, Louise was waiting for the kids again, but this time with a big red sign in hand that read, “Thank You.”

This is a beautiful story about creating bonds from totally unexpected places. And that caring for another person (no matter how well you know them) is a wonderful thing.

Watch the touching story below.

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