80-year-old son moves to care home—but staff amazed when 98-year-old mom joins to ‘keep a check’

There is a saying that “there is no greater love than that of a mother for her son.” This motherly love is evident with a 98-year-old mom in the U.K., who moved into a care home just to be with her son.

Tom Kenting, 80, of Wavertree, moved into Moss View care home in Huyton, Liverpool, in 2016, because he needed additional care and support. One year later, his mom, Ada, moved in too because she wanted to take care of him and enjoy his company as well.

Their family said the mother and son are inseparable, and the duo loves to play games and watch the television program Emmerdale together. Their close relationship was because Tom, the eldest son, has always lived with his mom, because he was never married.

“There’s no parting them,” said Ada’s granddaughter, Debi Higham. “It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7,” she added, as reported by MailOnline.

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At the care home, Ada always makes sure Tom knows her whereabouts.

She said, “I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him.”

“I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast. When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back. When I get back he’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug. You never stop being a mom.”

“They’re very good here and I’m happy to see my mom more now she lives here,” Tom said.

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Despite her old age, Ada still enjoys keeping Tom in line.

“Sometimes she’ll say, ‘behave yourself.’ She’s very good at looking after me,” Tom said.

Philip Daniels, manager of the care home, was touched seeing Ada taking care of Tom. He said, “It’s very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible. They are inseparable.”

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