And regarding the event yesterday I also want to tell a little story, because that was something which really moved me emotionally. When we started, we were actually walking into the wrong direction. But we ended up at some place, where a caretaker was walking around with some old women in their wheelchairs.
One of them was really happy and I walked to her, kneed down and petted her slowly. It was obvious, that she had a very far state of dementia, because she was not really able to speak, but reacted fully, though. The caretaker told her, how fluffy I am and how nice and playful we are. In the first moment, the others were a bit further already and I stood up and waved to the old woman. But she suddenly began to cry. She wanted me back….
When I realized that, I was so moved, I got so emotional, because it was so heart-warming. And even I began to cry. I turned around and waved the others over as well and came back to her and gave her a big fluffy hug.
She was so happy about it, but not even able to say it. But you could see it in her eyes and in her expression, that she loved it a lot. A bit later we found ourselves in a group of three old women and we cuddled with all of them very closely.
It might be, that the illness of dementia let their memories disappear a short while after we left. But for that moment we made them happy. For that single moment, they were happy and forgot their thoughts. And I am more than thankful, that we had this opportunity.
This is why we are doing this. This is what makes us happy. Thank you…