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Photo of Grandma and Great-Grandchild Goes Viral

The story behind this touching photo of a great-grandma holding hands with her great-grandchild will make you cry. An Imgur user posted this gorgeous photo two days ago with this caption: “My grandma ma [sic] passed away this week, I took this shot a couple of weeks before. There are 98 years between them.” This incredible moment caught on film has already been viewed almost 300,000 times.

It’s pretty amazing to live to the ripe old age of 98—and even more amazing to get the chance to meet your great-grandchild. One of the commenters suggested calling the photo “Passing the Torch”—and we think that’s perfect.

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A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.