Grandfather In United States Shows Off Humongous Winter Melons With Pet Corgi Edmund
For a woman living in the United States, Carolyn Wike finds her grandpa, whom she affectionately calls gong gong, adorable when he shares pictures of his homegrown winter melons.
Taking her story to private Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, she shared how proud her gong gong was over the winter melons he grew this year in his garden — complete with pictures that show how he uses his pet corgi for size comparison.
Wike’s post went so viral over the entire week, that Asian American news site Next Shark covered the story too on Tuesday (15 Oct).
Grandpa shows off winter melons & Edmund his pet corgi
Wike introduced her gong gong to some 1.5 million members of Subtle Asian Traits Facebook group with 2 pictures.
Netizens gushed over her adorable grandpa and corgi Edmund, with one in particular saying “This is so wholesome, I’m weeping.”
It appears that many could relate with Wike’s thought at the end of her post, which said,
Who else’s grandparents get proud of the veggies they grow?
Planting greens & melons for 50 years
Wike later told NextShark that her grandpa, at the ripe old age of 89, hails from Guangdong, China, and moved to San Francisco in 1947.
She said that he enjoys gardening with his wife – Wike’s grandma – in their home. For the last 50 years, they have grown all sorts of greens, fruits, winter melons and bitter melons.
Here’s a picture of Wike’s grandparents together that she shared to NextShark.
They look adorable, aww.
Grandpa likes using corgi Edmund as scale
Wike revealed that Edmund was her uncle’s pet corgi. Edmund is wheelchair-bound but helps support her grandpa in his gardening.
Edmund becomes extremely helpful when her grandpa needs to take photos and uses him as a “very handy measuring reference”.
She told NextShark,
Whenever he wants a picture with his melons, he asks my uncle to bring Edmund over. I think for the size reference.
Even at his advanced age, Wike’s grandpa apparently loves documenting moments using his video camera.
Wishing Wike’s grandparents longevity & good health
It’s heartwarming to see grandparents cultivating their passion everyday. Throw in a cute pet, it’s apparently an almost guaranteed recipe to touch everyone’s hearts online.
Here’s to wishing Wike’s grandparents good health, so they can continue to win the Internet with their melons and Edmund.
Featured image from Subtle Asian Traits on Facebook.
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