Watch This Beautiful Short About an Old Lady Struggling to Text Message

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Here’s an amusing and emotional short film about an old woman in a nursing home who struggles to send a text message to her daughter. You should watch it.

In case you need convincing, the video—produced by Mick Andrews and Brett O’Gorman—has won plaudits at film festivals around the world, snatching title of Best Short Film at Nantucket Film Festival. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably want to text your mom. [Vimeo]

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Jesus Christ. This was brutal.

And I don’t mean the ending (which was brutal in a different way). I mean the torture of everything before.

I spent many a day with my 90+ year old grandmother doing similar activities that should take minutes but stretched into hours. As much as I loved her, it was still agonizing.