The love of a grandparent is one of those things that makes people feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We see it all the time in movies, we hear about it in our families and from our friends, Spongebob had a whole episode about Grandma's love. All of that is adorable, but it's nothing compared to the aggressive cuteness of Jen Barclay and her grandpa.
Jen is a young woman living in Scotland. She and her grandpa have a very close relationship, which she often talks about to her followers. Talking is one thing - but videos are better. So Jen started recording videos of her grandfather and edited them together to make a sort of highlights reel. The cutest part is that it's just shots of him opening the door when she comes to visit.
There is something so pure and loving in the grin that crosses his face every time he sees her. Also, he calls her "honey bun" - and everyone knows food-related nicknames are worth, like, 50 extra grandpa points.
My wee Grandad, 87 years young and he’s my no.1 guy💕 I love him with all my heart. And I love recording his reactio… https://t.co/5SScmd6mZJ— Jen (@Jen)1544819924.0
Jen's video took off like a rocket. Twitter fell absolutely madly in love with Grandpa; so did we.
@JenBarclayX The last may have been the sweetest. I watched this with my 15-year-old daughter whose grandfathers di… https://t.co/ROFsXIB5jZ— Alison Hodgson (@Alison Hodgson)1544931176.0
@OrpheusDescent @JenBarclayX @Idealinfacts That was my fav too ❤— Ali Aldred (@Ali Aldred)1544973602.0
@JenBarclayX @missmug So sweet! https://t.co/auEznFsW4t— Aja Marie (@Aja Marie)1544937779.0
What a gem 😭 grandparents are the best. I wish I still had mine https://t.co/PLCjcMe70K— 🎄HOHOHOHOLLIE🎄 (@🎄HOHOHOHOLLIE🎄)1544912303.0
The “hello honey bun” at the end my heart is full https://t.co/23vdo04IVF— cora belle ❄️ (@cora belle ❄️)1544912464.0
@JenBarclayX @mazzyvawwnn Makes me miss my grandpa's...can i adopt yours? https://t.co/q39NuDRWf3— Ä(v)åNÐª (@Ä(v)åNÐª)1544957023.0
If someone isn’t this happy when they see me, then I don’t need them https://t.co/CWlCqiuVen— princess👸🏻 (@princess👸🏻)1544912148.0
@JenBarclayX Cannot get over how happy he is to see you each time 😭— Evangeline Fordham (@Evangeline Fordham)1544955306.0
Know what else we all fell for? His grandpa swag!
hes so freaking cute with his sweaters on omg https://t.co/HEtxLwLCU8— rhi (@rhi)1544912573.0
@CarolSchenk1 @JenBarclayX I was thinking this same thing the whole video!— Krystan (@Krystan)1545012773.0
@JenBarclayX @alrightlaur Nice collection of sweaters he has! His smile and enthusiasm are priceless!— Khaali Peeli (@Khaali Peeli)1544979707.0
He came to that door fresh asf the entire time. https://t.co/pSFzOFGc0g— D (@D)1544912056.0
@realJonRiley @JenBarclayX Cuz he fly all day and dapper all night!— El Mero mas Mero (@El Mero mas Mero)1544970902.0
@JenBarclayX @_zabreaa He dressed wellll🥰🥰🥰— nine6teen. (@nine6teen.)1544923049.0
@JenBarclayX He’s a snappy dresser!— Steve Delfino 🔩🏳️🌈 (@Steve Delfino 🔩🏳️🌈)1544928800.0
@JenBarclayX @bIurrz His sweaters killing the game 😓— SphOrbht 🎇 (@SphOrbht 🎇)1544975582.0
Jen was really overwhelmed by the reaction her video got - and it's easy to understand why. As we type this, the video has almost 8 MILLION views. It's got close to six thousand comments. Jen has been getting messages and requests about it since it went up. People really, really, loved Grandpa and they wanted to know more about the cheerful, cheeky and fashionable fellow.
So Jen made him an Instagram account!
My grandad instagram page has been made ☺️ https://t.co/Xl58p7qadD— Jen (@Jen)1544907780.0
The first post was an official introduction - and yes of COURSE he was rocking a super cool sweater in the picture.
We're off to go follow some of Grandad's adventures in swag. See you there!
H/T: Twitter, Instagram