With the holiday season fast approaching, a lot of people are thinking about their families — from gathering for a meal on Thanksgiving to gift-giving at Christmas. But there really is no bad time to share how much your loved ones mean to you. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is inspiring us to make it a year-round tradition with his latest Instagram post.
On Monday, the actor shared a touching photo of himself with his grandmother, who just turned 94 years old. "She is easily the strongest woman I have ever met," he wrote. "Example, she got kicked by a bull once and broke her hip (which she had to replace) and never complained about any sort of pain."
Paul goes on to explain that the photo he shared was taken after his grandmother recently suffered a fall and splintered her back in six places. "Right before this photo was taken she had her daughter Darla (my mom) call each of her grandchildren so she could say goodbye. She said that it was time for her to sleep and go see grandpa. She would always tell us 'I love you all the same. No favorites.' "
Fortunately, that wasn't their last goodbye. "She is now recovering back at home telling jokes and resting a lot," Paul wrote. "She is a fighter. A beautiful fighter. Thank you grandma for everything."
Paul closed the heartwarming post by encouraging his fans to contact their own relatives: "Anyone who is reading this and are lucky enough to have grandparents in their life...call them. Let them know how much you love them. Also, please send warm thoughts out towards my beautiful grandmother. She's the best. Love to you all."