101-year-old Mom Made Her Son Stop the Car so She can Play in the Snow

A Secret Life of Mom Highlight Story: Sometimes there are tales that are just too good, too beautiful, or too unbelievable to keep locked away. That’s why we scour the archives and bring some of them back to enjoy again. They may make you smile or shed a tear, but they’re always meant to add a little positivity to your day. Enjoy! 

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The next time you want to snap at someone to drive faster or crank up the heat to a gold-baking point, remember this elderly woman who found so much life and joy in the snow.

A lot of us keep acting as though life is boring with very little thrills. We never feel like we are living until we are spending truckloads of money on short-lived ecstasies. This is why it’s important to have elderly people as friends or to connect more with your grandparents. At that age, they’ve seen life at every stage and they know what truly brings long-lasting joy.

Just like this 105-year-old Mama who can still find joy in almost anything, including snow.  In 2015, when Albina was 101 years old, she was being driven through Lillooet, British Columbia by her son, Armand in the heart of winter. Albina made Armand pull over so she could step out and play in the snow [1].

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In the video, the strong woman who could pass off for a 70-year-old could be seen bending over to pick up snow with her hands and making careful molds. The joy on her face was as bright as summer. 

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Young at heart

The video was first shared on Facebook by her son in 2015. He could be heard saying, “I turned the car around about 3 kilometers from town, but before I could get back on the road, the door flies open and out steps mom. When you have a mother that’s 101 years old, it’s a good thing to keep the camera nearby for those special moments,” Armand said. 

He shared the video with the caption: “Here’s proof that if you find pure joy in the simple things you can live a 100 years.”

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So far, the video has received over 10 million views, and over 50K reactions. What a way for Mama to go viral!

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He uploaded the video as a throwback again in 2018. He wrote: “Three years ago today that was mom playing in the snow. Now she’s 104 and doing very well. Can you imagine?”

Mama Albina’s video is a lesson to everyone who takes life too seriously. Old age comes creeping in too soon and you may not be able to enjoy these things as fully as before. Take time to be young. Take time to find joy in little things and never hold yourself back from freedom.

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Mama Albina recently turned 105 and according to her son, her spirit will forever remain young. “We laugh a lot. It’s a family thing. There’s no sign of mental degeneration. Physical, yes, but this moment is not unique for us. There are more of those and there have been, but this resonated with everyone.”

It sure did, seeing a lovely grandma drawing strength from the snow. We hope everyone can have the glowing heart like Albina.

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Keep Reading: 98-year-old Senior put in pool for neighborhood kids after wife passes away

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Sources

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  1. 101-Year-Old Woman Playing in the Snow Is Absolutely Delightful.” ABC News. Eliza Murphy. November 25, 2015.
Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13 year old boy.
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