80-year-old Tom Keating moved into a senior living facility in Huyton, Liverpool, in 2016.
Just over one year later, his 98-year-old mother, Ada, moved into the facility as well to help look after her son, Liverpool Echo reports.
Until he moved into the senior living facility, Tom lived with his mother. The pair is inseparable and shares a “special relationship.” Ada proves that just because her son is no longer a child doesn’t mean she stops being a mother. She said:
“I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him. I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast. When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back. When I get back he’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug.”
“You never stop being a mum!”
Tom is very grateful to be back living close to his mom. Of Ada, he said:
“She’s very good at looking after me. Sometimes she’ll say ‘Behave yourself!’”
Their family members are relieved that the pair is getting 24/7 attention from the facility and that they get to be together again.
The manager of the care home, Philip Daniels agrees. He said:
“It’s very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs. 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.”