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These 6 Videos Of Late Grandpa’s Wholesome “Goodbye” Ritual Will Capture Your Heart.

A two-photo collage. The first shows Haley Gamez' grandpa, Guywa, running alongside her car as she pulls away. A woman, seemingly grandma, stands near the house, smiling with her hands on her hips. The second photo shows Guywa, now running alongside the car with a younger man.

When you become close to someone, it’s like the two of you develop you develop your own special language. Certain phrases or gestures that wouldn’t mean a thing to anyone else can mean the world to you. It’s special details and moments like these that stay with us in our hearts, no matter if the person we love is still with us or not. For Haley Gamez, this includes a routine she and her grandpa (or Guywa, as she’d call him) had whenever it was time for them to part ways.

As her car would pull away, Guywa would make his way outside, adorably running alongside them as he shouted out kind words and “goodbyes.” She began to share these moments on TikTok, and folks fell in love with him. Although Guywa passed away in 2022, Haley couldn’t be more grateful for all the cherished memories she has with him. Keep scrolling to watch their precious farewell routine.

1. The video that started it all — he was 89 years old at the time, but that didn’t stop him from running as fast as he could!

@haley_gamez Every time. #Wishlist #grandpa #always #wavinggoodbye #tradition ♬ sonido original – elia2005

2. The music feels so fitting for this moment!

@haley_gamez I had to reshare this one since everyone is loving on my Guywa (#grandpa ) This was last year! #Wishlist #lovehim #everytime #always ♬ original sound – Haley Gamez

3. Not even nighttime could stop Guywa from his routine. He just needed some help from his son, making the moment all the more heartwarming.

@haley_gamez #fatherandson #tradition #guywa #MyHaul #goodbyesarehard #untilnexttime #grandpa ♬ original sound – Albus Cat 🐾

4. “Come to see us! Love y’all!”

@haley_gamez #volumeup #fypシ #guywa #run ♬ original sound – Haley Gamez

5. “Tell everybody I love them!”

@haley_gamez #volumeup #fypシ #guywa #run ♬ original sound – Haley Gamez

6. After Guywa passed, Haley posted this compilation video of their ritual — it’s absolutely beautiful.

@haley_gamez We’re really going to miss you Guywa. Until we meet again. As the life of a flower, As a breath or a sigh, So the years that we live As a dream hasten by; True, today we are here, But tomorrow may see Just a grave in the vale, And a memory of me. We love you, Our Guywa. #guywa #runninggrandpa #missyou #heaven ♬ Chasing Shadows – Alex Warren

It’s never easy to lose a loved one. We’re glad that Haley and her family have these videos as a way to reminisce over how precious Guywa was and how much he clearly loved them. What a great reminder to always tell the people you love how much they mean to you!

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