Following the death of Fidel Castro, Cuba's longtime dictator, reactions from celebrities in Hollywood to Cuban-Americans in Miami's Little Havana have been plentiful. But the emotional reaction from this Cuban grandmother, who has Alzheimer's, is a must-see.
In a short clip posted to her Facebook page, Florida resident Ivis Suarez shares news of Castro's death with her elderly grandmother in Spanish, eliciting a tearful response.
As Suarez wraps a Cuban flag around her Alzheimer's ridden grandmother, "abuela Ata" began sobbing.
"Not even Alzheimer's could take away the emotions my abuela Ata felt when she found out that monster had died!" Suarez wrote in a post with the video, which had been viewed more than 200,000 times when this story was published. "Thanks to her, my family is in this country today."
Suarez added: "#GoodRiddanceFidel."
Their feelings are certainly a far cry from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "shameful," "embarrassing" and "disgraceful" response, which praised Castro as "a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century" and "a legendary revolutionary and orator" who "made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation."