There are few things in this world as pure as grandparent’s love for their grandchild. In some cultures, like ours, grandparents often take centre stage in a child’s growing years. Mexican culture is also quite similar to ours, especially when it comes to family structures. No matter how old you get, you will always be a little baby for your grandparents. Such love was recently shared on Twitter by TV news personality Albert Ramon.
Ramon, who works for News Nation Now as a chief meteorologist, shared a screenshot of a series of texts sent by his grandmother. In it, the grandma shared a clipping of his weather news report as he smiles. “Hi Mijo! Like that smile! Stay warm baby,” followed by folded hands emojis. Ramon, who is of Latin descent, is still called mijo by his grandma. It is an endearing contraction of two words mi (my) + hijo (son/boy). Many people responded how this was an adorable way to address one’s fully grown grandson.
“Grandma sends me a text every night. She records all her telenovelas and watches me live... that’s love right there,” he wrote as caption. Another common thing between Mexicans and Indians is they both are deeply involved with their telenovela (daily soap) storylines. But the grandma’s love is so great that she records her daily soap to watch later as they clash with his live-report. Ramon has been actively covering the Texas freezing crisis every night and she texts him every night as well.
In another Tweet, Ramon clarified that his other grandma (maternal or paternal; didn’t specify) also watches his live report daily. However, she is rather ancient when it comes to technology and still uses an old Nokia.
I should mention my other g'ma watches nightly too, but her phone is a nokia from the late 20th century and she has no interest in those fancy eye-phones.— Albert Ramon (@AlbertRamonTV) February 20, 2021
Many Spanish speakers gushed over the use of mijo.
Mijo!!! Que chula.— Yvonne Nava (@YvonneN_KVUE) February 20, 2021
Omg she says “mijo” *cries in Spanish* — Joseph E. Trujillo Falcón (@LatinWx) February 20, 2021
Tranlation: mijo how cute!