An American woman from Georgia has captured on video the touching moment she shared with her elderly suffering with Alzheimer's disease.
Kelly Gunderson recorded a conversation with her 87-year-old mother, Daphne Tresher as they lay on a bed who recognised her daughter. Gunderson said her mother "knew who I was, even if just for a moment," uploaded the video titled "God's Gift" on YouTube which has gone viral with more than 1.6 million views as of September 2nd.
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"Kelly," her mother says, prompting a stunned Gunderson to lift her head from her pillow.
"Yes, Mama!" Gunderson says. "Yes, I am Kelly."
"Well, I love Kelly," Tresher says. "And didn't I name you Kelly?"
"Yes, you did!" replies Gunderson, leading to a shared laugh.
"Well, I love you, Kelly," her mother says.
"I love you, Mama," Gunderson adds.
Later in the video, Gunderson asks her mother what she's thinking about.
"Well, I'm lovin' you," Tresher says.
"I'm lovin' you, too, Mama," Gunderson replies.
"Oh, well, we're both doin' the same thing, aren't we?" Tresher adds.
Hair stylist and married mother of two, Gunderson told reporters that she had been taping videos of her with her mother before this incident, but had never captured a connection quite like this one.
Pleasantly surprised Gunderson said, "I never know what I'm going to get when I'm talking with her. I was just enjoying it. And then, when she said my name — and I have an identical twin sister — so, when she said 'Kelly,' it just caught me off guard."
On the high numbers of hits the video is getting Gunderson said she believes it has become popular "because people relate to it," adding, "I think that people see that it's a moment of clarity."