When people live in a different state (or country) than their family, the best ways to stay connected are usually by phone or email.
However, one man in Brazil does it a bit differently when it comes to his grandchildren. When Ji Lee saw that his 75-year-old father, Chan Jae Lee, seemed lonely and withdrawn, he came up with a great way to keep him in contact with his grandchildren, who live in New York and Korea. Ji knew that his dad loved drawing, so he convinced him to draw and paint something every day for the kids to see, and Chan’s wife could then upload the pictures to Instagram.
He wasn’t happy about it at first, but after traveling to New York to meet Ji’s newborn son, Astro, he realized he could leave them a legacy that would last forever. “I explained the reasons he should do it: drawing for his three grandchildren — and he saw a very specific purpose. It’s not just drawing for drawing’s sake, it’s not just sharing for sharing’s sake. It’s for his grandchildren,” Ji told Today.