18-year-old Zach Belchen came to that realization this week when he decided to show the world his wonderful but sick great-grandmother, 80-year-old Betty, by creating an Instagram account just for her.
I bet he never expected to reach such a wide audience with Grandmabetty33!
When Zach found out that his great-grandmother had been diagnosed with lung cancer and that she couldn't be treated because she's too weak to undergo chemotherapy, he wanted to "give her something that would make her happy and fight until there was no fight left. That was really important for him.” At least, that's how Zach’s mom, Hole Belchen, explained it on Today.com.
Betty decided to go with it and the result is fantastic! Since her account was first created last January, she's become the coolest grandmother on the web.
To date, she's got more than 85,000 followers. Somewhere between two selfies, a nap, some hip shaking to 'Celebration' by Kool & the Gang and 'Happy' by Pharell, she became the Queen of Instagram!
Betty’s been receiving tons of messages of encouragement and support from fans all over the world, giving her strength to fight her illness. Time to show her your support!