“If true and unconditional love exists in this world, then it has to be the love between a mother and a child.” – Urvashi Rautela.
The bond of a mother and her child is inseparable, the strongest one created by Nature.
A mother is the most loving, caring, and supporting ally one can have in life, and the following story just proves it.
Ada Keating, from Wavertree, Liverpool, has four children, and Tom, her eldest child, never married and lived with her his entire life.
Back in 2017, ninety-eight-year-old Ada decided to join her 80-year-old son, Tom Keating, who had to move into assisted living at the Moss View Care Home in Huyton, Liverpool in 2016.
Tom was moved to the facility as he could no longer get around on his own.
The next year, he got his favorite company- his mother!
Ada couldn’t bear to be away from him, and no matter her age, she wasn’t going to stop caring for her child in need of support.
Tom, Ada’s only son, was a former painter and decorator. Ada has three other daughters: Barbara, Margi, and Janet (who died when she was 13).
Ada is a former auxiliary nurse, and she claims she enjoys spending time in her son’s company more than anything else. The two love to play games and watch Emmerdale.
“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.”
The mother and son are often visited at the facility by other members of their large family.
Tom claims he’s very happy to have his mother looking after him at the care home, and adds:
“They’re very good here and I’m happy to see my mum more now that she lives here. Sometimes she’ll say ‘behave yourself.’ She’s very good at looking after me.”
Ada’s granddaughter and Tom’s niece, Debi Higham said:
“There’s no parting them. It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7.”
Everyone at the facility adores the special bond Ada shares with her son, adding that the duo adds a positive vibe in the care home.
Philip Daniels, who manages their care, says:
“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.”
We love this mother-son duo too!