104-Year-Old Grandma Goes Viral On TikTok After Telling Her Granddaughter About Her Life Working On A Cotton Farm At Only 12-Years-Old

After listening to her grandmother go on, Shanika solemnly said, “Today was the first day that I felt a little sad.”

“I was asking her about the pay. I asked her if she forgave the people for how she was treated, and she said, ‘Yeah, I did forgive them a long time ago. Even though I was overworked and put in so much work and was paid so little.'” 

Shanika, inspired by Madie’s stories, feels “it’s important for me to put this out there so people can hear it firsthand.

TikTok; pictured above is Madie in one video talking about her life

This is what happened, these people, not just my grandmother, but other people who built up America and were never acknowledged for it.”

Reflecting on her life, Madie says, “Ain’t none of these young people have to go through what I went through to get where I am now.”

“Oh Lord, I wish we had that, how y’all got everything laid out for you [in life], and you know where it’s going. When I was coming up, we didn’t know where we were going; all we knew how to do was work.”

After Shanika’s TikTok went viral, she told Madie the news, “Grandma, do you know two million people watched that video?”

In a savvy response, her grandmother answered, “That’s a lot of people! You had me on there looking raggedy!”


Grandma picked cotton from 3am-5pm every day.. She was paid barely anything. Smh! #storytime

? original sound – Denise B

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