On Friday, Georgia resident Kelly Gunderson posted a video to YouTube titled “Gods Gift.” The 90-second video, featuring Gunderson’s 87-year-old mother, has since been viewed some 2.6 million times. In the touching clip, Gunderson’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s, seemingly remembers her daughter – “even if it was for just a moment.”
Gunderson told TODAY.com she wasn’t expecting the video to become such a viral sensation, but she believes people have responded so positively “because people relate to it.” In a comment on her YouTube page, Gunderson thanked viewers for their “nice comments,” and explained the moment was particular moving because she is an identical twin.
“God gave me a moment with my mother remembering who I was… which doesn’t happen often,” Gunderson wrote. “Lots of time I am a cousin.”