When it comes to coming out, it's never too late—even if you're a grandmother who's spent her life in relationships with men.
That's the lesson of a new viral video, in which a British woman named Aimee filmed her grandmother coming out to her for the first time.
Well it’s confirmed, we’ve found the cutest woman in the world. Every line is more iconic than the last, and I pray… https://t.co/3y2mdDrgXz— wap rem x (@wap rem x)1599038172.0
The video begins with Aimee asking her grandmother to repeat what she'd just said before she began filming, whereupon she reveals the thing she's been keeping to herself most of her life.
"If I ever got involved with anybody again, it wouldn't be a man. It would be a woman. I do like women, I like women much more than men."
Aimee then asks for clarification from her grandmother—is she attracted to women physically as well?
After a moment's consideration, her grandmother delivers a quote sure to stick with anyone who watches the video for years to come.
"...Well, I think boobs are nice... I think the penis, I'm not that keen on it!"
Well there you have it.
Aimee then asks her grandmother if she's been repressing her feelings all these years because of societal expectations, and she agrees that she has. But that hasn't stopped her from know exactly the kind of woman she wants—someone in their late 60s.
To which Aimee observes, with relish:
"Ooh! You're a cougar!"
But her grandmother confirms that it's not only younger women that she prefers.
"I just like women anyhow… I've never liked men that much."
On Twitter, people were touched and moved by the video.
@jackremmington Oh god my heart. This is beautiful and hilarious. @VictoriaShawMCR— Rebecca Manson (@Rebecca Manson)1599057520.0
@jackremmington @kcavindam This is SO PURE AND LOVELY!! Wishing the best of luck, love and health to this total poppet!— Shambz and Drudgery (@Shambz and Drudgery)1599041884.0
It’s never too late to be yourself 💞 https://t.co/sAtw1wnTRM— LezRepresent Podcast (@LezRepresent Podcast)1599152889.0
Feeling all the feels. https://t.co/IAeykL4Uao— Hana (@Hana)1599303267.0
😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/Wahquq225U— zeca (@zeca)1599180993.0
*omg i love her* Ageing goals: https://t.co/FXbzOkKVmt— Sammy Fiorino (@Sammy Fiorino)1599117073.0
If anyone’s running out of reasons to look forward to the other side of this year then I honestly think the idea th… https://t.co/GQzSFj55sm— eilidhferguson (@eilidhferguson)1599060320.0
Our new queer icon https://t.co/xKs0xAcuu9— BKS (@BKS)1599059518.0
And everyone was pulling for her to meet that special 60-something female someone.
I want this queen to have the best life. https://t.co/RPuZa9BqCm— Betsy (@Betsy)1599066788.0
Omg, this is so precious. I love her, and I hope she finds the woman of her dreams and 😭🙏💜 https://t.co/7p71vS6ig0— Kaimana Steph 🌻🌊💜 (@Kaimana Steph 🌻🌊💜)1599215631.0
@jackremmington @li4miom Plz Send her someone. https://t.co/PUs1fUg6Iq— Carter 🇬🇧 (@Carter 🇬🇧)1599068790.0
So is Aimee's grandmother looking to enter the dating pool?
Maybe someday, but for now, she's got far more on her mind.
"At the moment all I want to do is survive!"
We can certainly all relate to that.
But let this be a reminder to all of us once some sense of normalcy returns. No matter what happens, it's never too late to be your authentic self.