Viral photo of 101 year age-gap inspires others to share their memories 21



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An image of a woman holding her tiny great-granddaughter has attracted millions of likes and inspired hundreds of people around the world to share their own multi-generational family photos.

Rosa Canfield was born in 1913 and, 101 years later, her great-granddaughter Kaylee came into the world. The moment they met, caught on camera by Kaylee’s mum, was posted onto a Facebook page and instantly struck a chord with people the world over.

101 year difference.

Posted by Life of Dad on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Patrick Quinn, who manages the Life of Dads page, says he was shocked by the number of responses he received.

“[Readers] thought of all of the things this woman has seen and lived through in her lifetime and imagined how her experiences will shape the life of the baby just starting her own journey,” Quinn told The Huffington Post.

Facebook users started sharing their own images, which included grandparents, great-grandparents and even great-great-grandparents. You can see their heartwarming responses here.

Share your memories of your own multigenerational family here. 

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  1. When a lovely aunt of mine passed away, on her funeral sheet was a picture of her and her newest great grandchild with a sort of caption – “both toothless”. So beautiful, I will remember it for ever

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