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People Are Crying Over This Grandmother Holding A Photo Of Her Late Husband

I'm not crying, you're crying.

Posted on September 20, 2016, at 4:21 p.m. ET

This is Alicia Salas, and her 85-year-old grandmother, Josie Reza. Over the weekend, Salas' family decided to give Reza a special 85th birthday celebration, "considering it was a milestone for her," Salas told BuzzFeed News.

Alicia Salas

Salas and her family surprised their grandmother with a mariachi band. It was the last memory her grandmother and late grandfather shared before he passed away.

The family then hired the band and instructed them to play "Las MaƱanitas," a song very special to Reza. "She enjoyed the music with my grandfather," Salas said. "She misses him very much every day... we all miss him."
Alicia Salas

The family then hired the band and instructed them to play "Las MaƱanitas," a song very special to Reza.

"She enjoyed the music with my grandfather," Salas said. "She misses him very much every day... we all miss him."

During the performance, Salas captured her grandmother holding a photo of her husband and clutching it to her heart.

Alicia Salas

The photos of Reza were so gripping they've gone viral on Twitter, with thousands of shares.

People were evidently moved by it. The comments are filled with crying reaction-photos (some even of themselves actually crying).

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She shared with BuzzFeed News a video of her grandmother listening to the band intently:

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"It was a bittersweet moment," Salas said. However, she added it was a day "I think everyone, especially my grandma, will remember."

Alicia Salas
Alicia Salas

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