94-Year-Old Woman Travels Across Country To Say Goodbye To 90-Year-Old Sister

September 12, 2023

In a display of sisterly love that has taken TikTok by storm, a 94-year-old woman from New Hampshire embarked on a cross-country trip to reunite with her 90-year-old little sister, creating a heartwarming farewell video that has touched the hearts of millions.

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Credit: @stephanieatkinson / TikTok

The emotional video captured the touching moment when the sisters bid each other farewell, with the younger sister, Shirley, expressing, "If we don't see each other on this earth, we'll see you in heaven."

To which, Barbara, the 94-year-old from Seabrook, tenderly replied, "You betcha, you betcha."

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Barbara and Shirley | Credit: @stephanieatkinson / TikTok

"This reunion was three years in the making," shared Stephanie Shively, Barbara's granddaughter.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbara had been unable to see her beloved sister since 2020. However, she remained determined to make one last trip all the way to Nevada.

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Barbara and Shirley | Credit: @stephanieatkinson / TikTok

Stephanie accompanied Barbara on this sentimental journey and documented the heartfelt goodbye.

The night before departure, she recorded an emotional conversation before bed in which Shirley implored, "Don't say goodbye!" Barbara reassured her, "I'm not going to! There's no way I'm going to say goodbye to you."

Stephanie initially posted the touching video on TikTok for the benefit of family members. However, it took the internet by storm, accumulating nearly 13 million views and counting.

Watch the video below.

@stephanieatkinson #goodbye #sistersforever #notgoodbye ♬ original sound - Stephanie Atkinson Shively

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