We love our grandparents around here. They are some of the most encouraging and supportive people in our lives. Here are three grandparents in fiction that we love almost just as much!
Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Starting things off, we have Grandpa Joe. Grandpa Joe is a fun-loving and adventurous grandpa. He loves his grandson Charlie more than anything. And although he may be getting older, he’s not too old to have some fun! Additionally, he’s been a father figure to Charlie since his father passed away. When Charlie finds Willy Wonka’s golden ticket, he couldn’t be more proud of him since knows that there is no boy more deserving than his grandson Charlie.
Grandfather from Heidi
Heidi’s grandfather is initially reserved and displeased that Heidi is forced to live with him after her maternal grandmother has died, but it doesn’t take long for him to warm up to her cheerful and enthusiastic spirit. She makes him feel alive again, and she changes him for the better by leading him to give up his deep-rooted bitterness towards the world and his neighbors. He grows to love Heidi like she is his own daughter, and she becomes his whole world. He would do anything to ensure her happiness, just like any good grandparent would!
The Dowager Countess of Grantham (or Lady Violet) from Downton Abbey
As one of the most sassy and sarcastic grandma’s in television history, Lady Violet is used to getting her way. I’m sure many of us miss hearing her opinionated and snarky one-liner’s on the show, which she so effortlessly delivered. Growing up in nobility and status, Lady Violet is somewhat far removed from the reality of the changing times in early 1900s England, and she believes in keeping with tradition. But when it comes to her dear grandchildren, she does truly want what’s best for them and to see them happy and content.
If you are lucky enough to still have them in your life, take time today to tell your grandparents how much you love them.
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