Tom Keating never married. He stayed with his mother for most of his life.
Mothers are an irreplaceable part of life. No matter how old one becomes, their affection and care for their child never fade away. A 98-year-old mother proved it right after she moved to the same care home as her 80-year-old son just to look after him.
According to the Daily Mail, Tom Keating moved to Moss View care home in Huyton, Liverpool in 2016 as he required additional care. His decision prompted his mother Ada Keating to shift to the same care home after she decided it was important for her to be around him.
The mother and son duo from Wavertree, Liverpool have always shared a special bond. Never having been married, Tom stayed with his mother for most of his life. He worked as a painter and decorator at HE Simm building services before his retirement. His mother, on the other hand, was an auxiliary nurse at Mill Road Hospital before her retirement,
Now, the duo is enjoying each other's company at the care home. "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," said the mother. The duo also plays games and watches Emmerdale during their free time.
Speaking of her role as a mother, Ada claims that it never ends at a particular age. "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 mum," said the elderly woman.
Meanwhile, Tom is thrilled to have his mother around. "They're very good here and I'm happy to see my mum more now she lives here. Sometimes she'll say 'behave yourself.' She's very good at looking after me," said Tom.
The staff at the care home are amazed by Ada and Tom's bond. Care home manager Philip Daniels referred to the pair as "inseparable." "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,” said Daniels, according to Independent. He added, "It's very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs."
In one of the homes for the elderly Liverpool lives 98-year-old Ada Keating (Ada Keating) and her 80-year-old eldest son Tom. pic.twitter.com/n69XSmgK85— rajiv (@rajbindas86) November 2, 2017
Debi Higham, Ada's granddaughter is a frequent visitor to the care home. Speaking of her uncle and grandmother, she said, "There's no parting them,"
Disclaimer: This article is based on a report published in October 2017. There has been no update on the duo since the first report.