September 22, 2021, 12:49

Grandma caught waving to 17-year-old granddaughter on bus: ‘We just love her’

Grandma caught waving to 17-year-old granddaughter on bus: ‘We just love her’

Never underestimate a grandparent’s love for their grandchildren.

Rio Smith told her grandparents she was nervous ahead of her first job after high school.

The 17-year-old from Methil, Scotland, told ABC News after her grandparents — Valerie and Wilson Ovenstone — discovered the bus she needed to take to her new job rode right past their house, they knew what to do to ease her fears.

“Every day they’d get up and my grandparents would wave,” she gushed.

Rio SmithRio Smith, a 17-year-old in Methil, Scotland, was nervous to head to her first job after graduation so her grandparents wave to her daily while she rides by on the bus.

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A video of Valerie Ovenstone, 68, waving to Smith went viral on Twitter with more than 44,000 retweets.

The grandmother, who lives only five minutes away from her granddaughter, said it’s the least she can do for Smith.

Rio SmithWilson and Valerie Ovenstone, of Methil, Scotland, have gone viral for waving to their granddaughter, Rio Smith.

“Well, we just love her so much, we just wanted to wave to her,” Valerie Ovenstone told ABC News. “We’re very close.”

The grandmother said it’s “so sweet” that Smith recorded her waving last week. “I just couldn’t believe it,” she said with a laugh.


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