We Didn’t Think We Could Love Our Grandparents Anymore & Then We Saw These 40+ Wholesome Posts

This article appeared in Cleverclassic and has been published here with permission.

Wholesome Grandparents

There are some people you can depend on to always melt your heart. In their efforts to relate to you, be there for you, and just be themselves, many people’s grandparents create wholesome memories for their grandchildren every day. These people all shared some of their favorite moments with their grandchildren for everyone to see.

A Happy Day

Sometimes, your grandparents aren’t already married in your lifetime. Alternatively, they may get remarried later on in life when the family is there to see it.

A Happy Day

This person had the honor of seeing their great-grandmother on her wedding day. It seems like she really found someone that made her feel special, too. Out of all the sweet things to say at your wedding, this one might just take the cake for the most romantic.

Learning About Technology

There are times when our grandparents’ reactions to technology can seem frustrating. Other times, it makes for an endearing moment that we won’t forget anytime soon.

Learning About Technology

This small reaction when you congratulate someone on an iPhone was something this person thought their grandma might like. From the looks of it, we’d have to say she was right! We wonder how many times Grandma used this trick once she learned it.

Grandma’s First Selfie

It seems like everyone is sharing pictures of themselves lately. It’s not a bad way to show off when you feel like you’re looking great one day!

Grandma’s First Selfie

This grandma had the heart behind the concept even if she didn’t necessarily use a typical method to share the image. We have to wonder, it seems like printing off an image that you took on a flip phone would take more steps than just texting it to someone directly.

Would You Look at That

If you take a look in the greeting cards section when it gets near your older relatives’ birthdays, you’ve probably seen a card that looks like this before.

Would You Look at That

The cartoon itself is pretty stylized but that doesn’t mean it’s unrecognizable. This grandma got one of these cards and noticed something interesting. With a quick trip to her closet and the right pose, she made for a nearly spitting image.

Merry Christmas!

When you’re considering a Christmas gift for your grandparents, it’s best to consider what they like and what they might appreciate for Christmas. This can help lead you to a few options based on their preferences.

Merry Christmas!

Knowing how much their grandmother loved apple pie, this person knew exactly what to get them. That might be the biggest apple pie we’ve ever seen and it truly is wholesome to see how happy she looks as she gets ready to dive in!

Extra Effort

Speaking of Christmas, grandparents can really go the extra mile to make these holidays special for their grandchildren. After all, they just want to see them smile!

Extra Effort

It’s not just the presents that this grandma put a lot of thought into as she placed her presents under the tree. Those gorgeous wrapping paper designs you see there are all hand-drawn. It’d make it pretty hard to just tear open on Christmas morning!

The Matching Couple

There are some things that you see your grandparents do that really make you believe they found “The One.” What does a couple whose been together for so long do?

The Matching Couple

If you’re this couple, you show off your love through this wardrobe. Over their 52 years together, they raised a family and forged a real connection with one another. Their grandchild even managed to get a nice collection of their matching outfits as time went on.

Recreating Memories

There are certain stories in your family that are passed down over the years. You’ve probably heard the tale of how your grandparents met. For many couples, this is a touching story and there are moments to help keep the memory alive even decades later.

Recreating Memories

After 40 years had passed, these grandparents decided it was time to recreate a set of images from much earlier in their relationship. All in all, these are both touching memories!

Anybody Hungry?

There’s an old cliché that if you visit your grandma, you’ll never leave hungry. What about this grandma — can you expect the same?

Anybody Hungry?

Despite the fact that she wasn’t having her grandkids in her own kitchen, this grandmother wanted to make sure everyone was well-fed. In fact, when they opened her luggage, it seemed like she came prepared for that and not much else! We hope there was something in the suitcase to keep this packaged meat chilled.

Meeting a New Animal

There are few things as near-universally exciting to people as meeting new animals. A baby animal that you’re allowed to hold and pet is even more exciting.

Meeting a New Animal

When this grandfather was presented with the chance to meet a baby goat, he was over the moon. It’s hard to imagine him looking more joyful than he does in this picture. We hope that he got to hang out with that cute little guy again!

On the Move

As people get older, mobility isn’t always as easy as it once was. The good news is that there are a variety of mobility aids to help you out.

On the Move

If you want something motorized that will take a lot of the work out of moving for you, a mobility scooter is a great tool. What would you do to celebrate a new set of wheels like this if you needed them? This grandma was ready to get on the move once she had a method of motion.

Sticking to Tradition

There are some patterns you repeat with your grandparents until it becomes an unspoken tradition to carry them on. These little gestures carry a lot of love.

Sticking to Tradition

This person said their grandfather wrote them a card every year on Valentine’s Day. At 82 years old, his handwriting has changed due to a tremor but he’s still never missed sending this message every year. This is the sort of thing you keep for the rest of your life.

Making Friends

It seems like some grandparents are so wholesome they can make friends with almost anyone. You might even see them make some unlikely friendships.

Making Friends

When this grandpa got a phone, he was quick to snap a selfie with a furry friend. While most people would grab their pet like a dog or cat, he managed to grab a selfie with a chipmunk. We really have to wonder how he managed to get the little guy to take the picture with him.

Goodnight from Grandma

Sometimes, a grandma doesn’t have to message you with a point. There are times they just want to remind you that you’re loved and to have a good night.

Goodnight from Grandma

This grandma was doing just that with this picture as a goodnight message. Of course, she couldn’t just take her goodnight selfie alone. Alongside her is her orange cat who, despite appearances, is actually 23 years old in this picture!

Too Cute Too Handle

There are some couples you see a picture of and you just know that they’re in love. These two really seem smitten with one another.

Too Cute Too Handle

This appreciation post didn’t come from their grandchildren but it’s easy to tell they have a special place in their family all the same. Not only are these two snacking on matching homemade pudding cups but they have outfits to match one another as well!

A Little Encouragement

When you’re feeling nervous, you might reach out to your grandparents. For instance, they’re probably a source of security in your life if they’re so wholesome.

A Little Encouragement

This grandmother was coming in for one of her four-legged grandchildren. This poor guy doesn’t like car rides, so Grandma got in the backseat to comfort him on the way there. The person who posted the picture said her encouragement was, “It’s okay, we’re almost there brave boy.”

Friendly Competition

Sometimes, a couple builds a lot of small routines that stand out to their kids. Maybe they even keep them going when their kids are bringing their grandkids around.

Friendly Competition

This couple loved their tea every day but how could they decide who would make the next batch? That’s not a problem. They just need a few minutes with their Nintendo 64 to play a round of Mario Kart. Why stray from a method that’s worked since 2001?

Smiling Snowmen

Getting older doesn’t mean that you have to give up the things that were a lot of fun when you were a child. There are some things that are still entertaining.

Wholesome Grandparents

This grandmother wasn’t about to give up her chance to make snowmen when the weather turned snowy. In fact, she was ready to go the extra mile and even got him a scarf to keep him fashionable. Look at the smile they both share, too!

Seeing You Again

When you’re separated from your family for an extended period of time, it can be hard. However, the minute you see each other again is often very special. This family didn’t exactly get to meet up in person.

Seeing You Again

Yet, they managed to figure out the next best thing and finally managed to get a video call to work. Once they finally figured it out, they snapped a photo of their grandfather’s delighted face when they saw each other again.

A New Crib

A new baby in the family is often exciting for almost everyone. Grandparents are often ready to spoil the newest family member with whatever they want or need.

A New Crib

Since babies aren’t born with preferences, a lot of people give gifts that would help the parents. Instead of just buying a crib, though, this grandfather went the extra mile and built a crib from scratch. This is the sort of gift you keep in the family for generations to come.

A Little Time Together

Sometimes, the best thing you can give your grandparents is to spend a little bit of time with them. They love you, after all.

A Little Time Together

That much was clear when this person wanted to take their grandfather out for lunch. It seems like he’s enjoying himself quite a bit here and we’re sure the company is even more outstanding than the food. It looks like they managed to make his day!

Anything Is Possible

As you age, there’s no point in which you have to stop chasing your dreams. You can do new things at any age, so don’t give up!

Anything Is Possible

This grandmother is hard at work studying in this picture. That’s not just any homework she’s doing, though. While an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree would have been impressive in its own right, she’s actually working on a thesis for her Master’s Degree!

Learning Together

Grandparents tend to have teaching roles in the family. After all, they’ve had the most life experience and they’re often passing down what they’ve learned. However, there are times that grandparents can learn with their grandchildren too!

Learning Together

These two are both working together to go fishing for the very first time. With a little bit of teamwork, he managed to catch a fish while grandma’s strength went into bringing it to shore!

Showing Off a Bit

A lot of grandparents don’t have social media or don’t update it as regularly as you might. Still, there’s a bit of intrigue there.

Showing Off a Bit

For one, social media is a great place to show off creations you’re proud of. That’s all this grandmother wanted. When she asked her grandchild to share this image online, it was because she wanted “everyone in Italy to see how big my tomatoes have gotten.”

Coming Home

There are some things you see and you just know you have to take action. What would you do if you saw a lost cat in the woods?

Coming Home

The answer was clear to this grandfather. It was time to jump back on his bike with the cat in his arms and get them home for some dinner. While he looks a little confused at this turn of events, we’re sure this cat will be happy to be warm and fed!

A Meaningful Gift

Some gifts have a lot of meaning and you’ll never forget them. This grandfather definitely set the bar high for any future gifts.

A Meaningful Gift

As this person celebrated their birthday, their grandfather decided to go for something more sentimental for their gift. They handed them three spiral notebooks, each one filled with precious memories they wanted to pass on. These would definitely make for a meaningful read. We’d be speechless, too!

A Matter of Habit

There are some things that you do years later out of habit. Even if it’s just muscle memory, though, this is still rather heartwarming for the memories it evokes.

A Matter of Habit

This person remembered coming to their grandparent’s house as a kid. As it happened, 12 years later, their grandmother was still hanging the same duck-themed towel when they visited now. This would bring up fond memories every time that you saw it!

Keeping You Close

We all want to keep good memories close to us. Maybe you keep a few photos on your phone or have a piece of jewelry from a family member.

Keeping You Close

This grandfather went with a classic and kept a photo in his wallet. It seems like he was careful about the photo too since this person hadn’t looked like this little kid in 25 years! For a physical photo, the condition it’s in is impressive.

Ready to Celebrate

There’s no one like your grandparents to really celebrate your achievements. This grandfather wanted his grandchildren to know he was proud of them.

Ready to Celebrate

As a result, he made sure to collect a little something every time one of them got into college. It looks like he had a real collection going as the years went on. He looks so proud of each one that he’s collected, too! Giving him a hat would make for an exciting day.

Leaving No One Behind

When you’re a grandparent, there are a few things you aren’t supposed to do. For one, you never want to play favorites, lest you hurt someone’s feelings.

Leaving No One Behind

What about when you’re wearing a college jersey? You can’t wear two at once to keep it perfectly even, can you? That’s one problem that this grandmother was determined to solve and did so rather creatively. Now everyone’s happy!

Won’t be Hungry

Like we said earlier, the stereotype is that you won’t go hungry at Grandma’s. What about when she’s not right there in the kitchen, though?

Won’t be Hungry

That’s something that this grandmother wasn’t about to struggle with. With the use of some delivery services, she wasn’t about to let her grandchild go hungry. In fact, since she wasn’t sure what they wanted, she made sure to get them a lot of everything.

They Always Share

A grandmother won’t leave you in need either. This grandmother knew that her grandson had forgotten pajamas when he came over to spend the night.

They Always Share

While it might not be his usual style, this is definitely one option for bed that she was willing to share. There aren’t too many people who are ready to give you the shirt of their back or, more accurately, the nightgown out of their closet, when you need it.

Trying a New Look

There are times that you can’t have exactly the hair that you want. Maybe you’re waiting for it to grow or your job just won’t allow it.

Trying a New Look

This grandmother had a plan. Once she turned 90 years old, she’d try a hairstyle she’d been thinking about for a while. When the day finally came, she didn’t back down either. It looks like she’s happy with her new look, too!

Finding New Friends

As you get older, it’s natural to start losing some of your peers to old age. That doesn’t mean that it’s easy to handle when it happens.

Finding New Friends

Losing a partner you’ve had with you for decades is devastating. So, finding a group of people you can relate to and rely on is incredibly important. This person couldn’t help but feel emotional over hearing about their grandfather’s new social group.

Being Serious

Grandparents often love to hear about your hobbies and interests. If they can directly support them in their endeavors, that’s even better!

Being Serious

This grandfather didn’t have to take this photography project so seriously but he wasn’t about to slack off now. He especially wasn’t going to miss out on looking sharp when he had a professional ready to take his picture. How often are you asked to model, really?

Being Supportive

There are some things that people can be really nasty about. Not everyone would be as supportive, accepting, and positive in this scenario.

Being Supportive

Not that this child did anything wrong — there are just some outdated views out there about who can wear makeup. Luckily, that’s not a bias that this kid needed to face that day. Instead, it was easy enough and all-around better to smile and tell him how great he looked.

Bringing Creativity to Life

Kids are really creative and they think of a lot of interesting concepts. Any stack of children’s drawings can show you this fact.

Bringing Creativity to Life

This young girl drew this picture to show off her dream dress. When her grandmother saw it, she got to work. She didn’t just find the dress that her granddaughter drew in the picture but she made it herself to bring her granddaughter’s dreams to life.

Becoming a Grandfather

There are times in life that you’re just so overwhelmed with emotion that you burst into tears. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re sad. It’s safe to say that this person wasn’t sad.

Becoming a Grandfather

Actually, this picture is a snapshot of the very first time they met their grandson. It’s a special moment to become a parent but it’s a precious moment to become a grandparent, too. The parent here said they’d never seen their father so happy before.

Having Fun

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of ways to have fun as you age. These two weren’t going to let anything stop their fun.

Having Fun

As a matter of fact, they didn’t even have to leave the retirement community to get this bit of fun in. We have to imagine that it would feel like you were going pretty fast riding behind this golf cart like that.

Doing it Again

Weddings often hold a lot of precious memories. As a result, many people want to keep their wedding photos around to remind them of that happy day.

Doing it Again

This couple didn’t want to just let their wedding photos live in their memories either. After all, they were still in love with one another, right? The results are worth hanging up with the original photos as a new set of happy memories.

On YouTube

There are a lot of YouTubers out there with generic sign-offs where they thank their subscribers as a group. Sometimes, there’s no other option if you’re short on time.

On YouTube

The solution this person had is to make time. They wrote down every subscriber’s name in a book and took the time to make a video to thank everyone. We hope that it was a long list given their care for the people watching.

Out Shopping

When you get something new, of course you want to show it off. That’s all this grandfather wanted to do. Well, with a twist.

Out Shopping

The post was a bit of a joke. He did get a new motorcycle but not exactly one you’d find on the street. Did he have you going there for a moment, too? We really have to appreciate how proud he looks in the last photo.

Getting Comfortable

When you go to the furniture store, you probably want to make sure that the chair you buy is comfortable for you and anyone else who uses it.

Getting Comfortable

If other people use it, you might want to bring them along too. That’s what this grandfather thought, at least. When he went to pick out a new chair, he made sure to bring his furry friend along who would be enjoying his new seat with him.

Generations Apart

When you’re young, you don’t always get the chance to meet your great-grandparents. If you’re lucky, though, you can make some unforgettable memories.

Generations Apart

This photo captures a charming moment between these two. The older man is the young girl’s great-grandfather. At the time the picture was taken, he was 103 years old and she was only three years old. That’s quite an age gap and a loving moment to capture on camera!

Going Up

There are some movies that really break your heart. There are few people who haven’t seen Up and shed a tear or two.

Going Up

So, when Halloween rolled around, this grandfather had a great idea for a wholesome costume from the animated movie. He looks like a spitting image of the character, even down to the haircut and glasses. He’s even got his own balloons ready to go on the next adventure!