Millie Bobby Brown Pays Tribute To Her Grandmother Who Passed After Battling Alzheimer's
"There’s no words that make sense right now. [...] I go thru spells where I cant stop crying and then I laugh about all the memories and then sit quiet and try to comprehend what happened."
10 November 2020 by Fonticha Tran
On November 10, Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) posted a tribute to her late grandmother who sadly passed away after battling Alzheimer's.
Millie uploaded a short black and white clip onto her Instagram of her kissing her late grandmother.
She writes that "there's no words that make sense right now", and that she is going through spells where she can't stop crying before she laughs as she remembers the memories they shared together.
I "There’s no words that make sense right now. There’s no feeling to pin point. Loss is something so complex and I go thru spells where I cant stop crying and then I laugh about all the memories and then sit quiet and try to comprehend what happened."
She continues to say that Alzheimer's is cruel and that it was "so hard to sit there and watch".
I "Alzheimer's is evil. Its cruel. Taking away someones ability to remember memories and then how to function like a human being. Its so hard to sit there and watch."
She writes that she will always be her "millie moos", and that she hopes her grandmother will be watching over her and protecting her as she did when she was younger.
I "i’ll always be your millie moos. I hope u watch over me and protect me like u did when I was little."
I "I loved you more than anyone could ever love. Ill tell everyone about you and the lessons u taught me. Ill thank you every day for the laughs and memories u gave me all through out my life so far. My whole life has been amazing and ive enjoyed so many aspects of it."
Millie then reminisces the memories she has of her grandmother.
I "But what ive come to realize, is waking up in nanny ruths house, with the smell of sweet porridge and honey in the middle, with the news playing on the tv and the washing hung up on the line. The cats walking around and the kids playing outside. Id give her the biggest hug and say “ill see u later”.
I "As I played outside with all of the children for hours and hours. She would sit there by the window and say “dont go too far” “stay nearby” “its time to come in”. Id run inside and ham, bread, chips, and beans would be on my plate with a capri sun and we’d sit opposite each other and id tell her what I did that day. After dinner, I usually sang to her or we’d figure out some cross word puzzle as I sat on her lap."
I "Midnight would come and we would lay in bed and she’d tell me stories about her memories as a child and what living through World War 2 was like."
She ends the post by saying that she couldn't give her grandmother one last hug because of Covid-19, but that she will never forget the memories she has of her.
I "I couldn’t come home to give u one last snuggle because of Covid-19 so FaceTime was all that we had. I sang to you as much as my voice could take it, even when u were sleeping."
I "These are memories ill never forget. She is truly my guardian angel. I love you nanny. Theres no forgetting a soul like this one. I hope time will somewhat heal. But for now ill hug mummy and watch videos of us singing and dancing. Rest easy x"
Millie had previously opened up about her grandmother's battle with dementia in an Instagram post back in June 2019.
She said that watching her grandmother battle with dementia was "heartbreaking" and that dementia was "one of the worst and scariest things in the world".
However, reminding her grandmother who she was and resharing their memories together made her smile.
She ended the post by telling those who have a loved one with dementia to "remind them of all the love they deserve".
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.