Sweetest Lullabies: Grandpa who has a ‘unique bond’ with his autistic grandson, 13, serenades him to sleep over FaceTime from his nursing home 300 miles away
- Grandpa George Kerr, 87, sends videos of himself singing to his grandson
- Kieran Kerr, 13, is autistic and lives 350 miles away from his grandfather, George.
- The teen who struggles with connection shares a “unique bond” with George
A grandfather sends videos of himself singing from his nursing home to his autistic grandson who lives 350 miles away to help him sleep.
George Kerr, 87, lives in Renfrewshire, Scotland, at the Elderslie Care Home.
His grandson Kieran Kerr, 13, lives more than 300 miles away in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Autistic Kieran struggles with communication but has a “unique bond” with his grandfather George, with the pair speaking regularly on FaceTime.
On these calls, music-minded George often sings to Keiran, and the young man takes a liking to it.
So last month, care home staff recorded George Bing Crosby’s song “White Christmas” to send to Kieran.
Kieran’s mother, Andrea Kerr, 53, revealed that the teen adores the touching video and watches it every night, because hearing his grandfather sing calms him and helps him sleep.
Andrea, a civil servant, said: “Kieran is George’s only grandson and they share a very unique bond. They always have.
Kieran Kerr, 13, (pictured) is autistic and lives 350 miles away from his grandfather George Kerr, 87. The couple share a private bond and FaceTime regularly
George Kerr (pictured) has been sending videos of himself singing to Kieran. Videos help a teen with communication problems sleep
Kieran (pictured) loves a video of his grandfather singing White Christmas, and watches it every night
They communicate through George’s singing – it always resonates with Kieran for some reason, and helps him relax.
Ever since he got the video of George singing White Christmas, Keiran has been watching it every night.
He watches it and says, “Goodnight Grandpa, I love you to the moon and back.”
And Andrea revealed that Kieran shared his video with his friends, and is proud of his singing grandees.
Kiran is so proud of his grandfather and loves his video so much that he shared it with his friends
Last month, care home staff recorded George Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” to send to Kieran
One night Andrea’s phone died, she couldn’t show him the video and Kieran was heartbroken.
So now it says they backed up the video on every device to prevent them from losing access to it.
“The video is his most valuable possession because his grandfather is very much his idol,” she said.
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