Granddaughter Sees Strange Figurine At Grandma's - Knows Right Away That There's A Problem
LifeAspire Staff 4/11/2017
Gabriela Brandao, is a freelance makeup artist in Florianopolis, Brazil, a country famously known for its football craze, beautiful beaches, and epic carnivals.
What most people might not know however is that Brazil is also known for being deeply rooted in Christianity more so than the other Latin American nations.
For Gabriela, seeing family members praying to various saints was probably no unusual sight. But during a visit to her daughter's great-grandmother she noticed the family elder praying to something rather unusual.
At first glance, great-grandma seemed to be offering prayers to a small figurine of St. Anthony who is the patron saint of lost and stolen things. But Gabriela knew something was not quite right.
Her suspicions were quickly confirmed when a quick online search revealed that great-grandma's prayers were being delivered to a small figurine of Elrond from Lord of the Rings rather than St. Anthony!
Hmm...do you think there's a resemblance?
Gabriela thought the incident was so funny that she shared it on her Facebook page, with a caption that translated to:
"My daughter's great-grandmother prays to this figure of Saint Anthony every day, but looking more closely ."
The post of course went viral in Brazil but also ended up getting coverage around the world. When Gabriel broke the news, great-grandma didn't quite see what was going on:
"We tried to explain right away but she didn't understand at first. The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony."
The fix was easy and great-grandma didn't appear too distraught from having her prayers being misdirected to some fictional story book character for all this time. We are sure though that the Lord of the Rings fans got a great kick out of this story!
We hope that great-grandma eventually got a chuckle out of this too and realized that when it comes to prayers, just like presents, it's the thought that counts.
Sources: Wikipedia, METRO, BBC, St. Anthony, Facebook/Gabriela Brandao FB Image Sources: Facebook/Gabriela Brandao, Flickr/Mighty June