Watch This Heart-Rending Video Of 5-Year-Old Singing To Her Great-Grandmother With Dementia [Video]

Sophie Flynn met her great-grandmother with dementia for the first time and touched the hearts of many people around the world. When 5-year-old Sophie, from County Offlay, Ireland, met her great-grandmother Brenda Brock, 82, in Norwich, Sophie’s parents Sarah Miller and William Flynn were concerned that Brenda would frighten the young child.

Brenda is blind and is in advanced stages of dementia. Perhaps Sophie’s parents were wrong.

Sarah briefly described Sophie and Brenda’s first encounter.

“Sophie just jumped straight into bed with nana and started chatting to her and singing to her and stroking her face. Sophie brought her back to life. It was amazing — we just couldn’t believe it. When they were together it was like they were the only two people in the room.”

Sarah explained how Brenda’s dementia is affecting her.

“Nana isn’t very responsive; she doesn’t know who I am or who my mum Yvonne, her daughter, is most of the time. She only remembers her husband Joe and he is the only one she talks to but straight away she started engaging with Sophie.”

It turns out that though Brenda has dementia, is blind, and apprehensive of people, she really enjoyed seeing and hearing young Sophie, Sarah points out.

“Nana is very scared of new people but she was completely at ease with Sophie. She kept asking for Sophie for the two days we stayed in Norwich.”

According to an article by Daily Record, on Sophie’s first day of school, Sophie’s grandfather, Sandy Miller, uploaded a video of the pair together and it continues to spread across social media.