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The Story Behind This Elderly Woman's Manicure Will Bring You to Tears

Many of us know that a simple manicure can boost confidence levels. But nursing aide Brandalyn Mae Porter's touching story proves that polish can change lives.

Brandalyn explained that before she painted a new resident's nails, she suggested lacquer colors. Her elderly client said that she only wanted clear. "The only thought that came to my mind was 'CLEAR?! That's no fun,'" Brandalyn admitted. When she asked why she didn't want any particular shade, the resident said, "My hands are ugly, I don't want to draw attention to them."

While many people might have just painted on the clear polish after a comment like that, Brandalyn went above and beyond. She told her client, "Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day." Happily, the resident decided on pink polish for her manicure.

Brandalyn's moving story has since received thousands of shares on Facebook with many supportive comments. "You amaze me all the time with your genuine compassion for people," remarked Facebook user Rachel Mejia. "You're [definitely] in the right career field."

"Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in," Brandalyn wisely commented. Read on, and don't be surprised if you get a little emotional.

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