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How Instagram Is Easing Great-Grandma Betty's Cancer Pain and Making Her an Internet Sensation

A teenager's idea to create an Instagram account for his ailing great grandmother has delighted thousands.

Screen grab from Instagram
Screen grab from Instagram
An Instagram account meant to document the final day's of a teenager's ailing great-grandma has become something of an Internet sensation, ABC reported.

Filled with videos, selfies and irresistibly cute images, Grandmabetty33 had more than 62,000 followers as of March 15.

"He loves me so much, that's why he did it," Betty Simpson, 80, said of her great grandson, Zach Belden, 18 in an interview with ABC. "He doesn't want to lose me and he's just good to me. I didn't even know he was doing this."

Check out Grandmabetty33 here.

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Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 01:25 PM
This is a great idea for anyone who is really ill. It is sure to lift their spirt in some way.
just thinking March 16, 2014 at 02:07 AM
grandma betty ,my mother had cancer when she was 80,she lived to be 91, I hope you have the same luck. god bless you
Jake Raposa March 17, 2014 at 09:47 AM
Hmm I don't know about this. This kid may be a attention seeker ya know. The more followers the more power. Kinda like Hitler. Or this kid kinda cares about his grandma which is nice. =)

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