When Dustin Moore spotted his grandmother sitting casually on the front stoop of her house, he thought he was seeing things. After all, his grandma did pass away last year.
But the Google Street View photo he was alerted to by his younger brother was indeed of Grandma Alice enjoying the morning paper outside her Portland, Oregon home.
"What surprised me, was that google captured one of the last few pictures of my grandma, because she passed away less than a year after that picture was taken," he told followers of the Portland subreddit, where he initially posted a screegrab of the image. "I thought it was such an uplifting and awesome picture because it showed just how laid back and awesome she was. Might not mean much to anyone else, I just thought I would share."
Not only did the photo mean much to others, but some even recognized Grandma Alice, whose nickname was "everybody's grandma."
"All of a sudden there was a bunch of comments like, ‘Oh, I recognize that. Your grandma’s awesome,’" Moore told KATU. "I didn’t really expect people to respond in that way – in the same way that I did."
Moore said he feels that, so long as the photo remains, his grandma isn't truly gone.
"I made the joke with my brother," he said. "I was like, ‘Well, grandma’s gone, but she still somehow lives on in Google and is watching over us."
[image via Reddit]