Maddie gets tear-jerking gift

A care home resident has received a tear-jerking gift from staff at The Farmstead care home in Telford.

Madeline Taffs received a pillow with a picture of her late husband, Peter Taffs, on it from a nurse at the home on Bryce Way for her birthday.

Madeline, whose nickname is Maddie, is a former shorthand typist for social services in Wellington and was married to Peter for almost 70 years before he passed away four years ago.

Maddie had mentioned to nurse, Tracy Broomhall, that she missed cuddling her husband, and with Maddie’s birthday coming up, Tracy knew that a pillow with a picture of Peter on would be a perfect gift.

Maddie said: “I was so delighted and a little bit shocked when Tracy gave me the pillow with Peter on it, it was very thoughtful. The pillow brings back many fond memories of mine and Peter’s lives together, and it does pull on the heartstrings sometimes.

“The staff here at The Farmstead are so lovely, everyone here is like the family I never had.”

Tracy said: “We really wanted to get Maddie something special for her birthday, especially knowing how much she misses her husband. The pillow with Peter’s picture on was a great mix of being able to see him and cuddle him when she wants to, and I am so pleased she liked the gift.”

26 thoughts on “Maddie gets tear-jerking gift

  • June 4, 2020 at 11:51 am
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    Such a lovely home, I sang for the residents the other day, and the carers there were just brilliant! Well done The Farmstead x

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  • June 4, 2020 at 11:56 am
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    How lovely to see the kindness in the world – it’s easy to get bogged down with global events but it’s important to remember the goodness that is around us ♥️

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  • June 4, 2020 at 11:56 am
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    Awww that’s so lovely I cried loads such a lovely home xx

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  • June 4, 2020 at 11:58 am
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    Such a lovely gift ladies. Well done xx

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm
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    Susan Harvey mom, is this Mr Taffs who lived in Lawley? X

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:01 pm
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    Peter was a real gentleman, sorely missed in glendale, xx

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:03 pm
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    I used to care for Peter,such a lovely man and Maddie is such a lovely kind lady we used to chat for ages when she visited him ❤

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:20 pm
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    Melissa Morgan Charlotte Morgan

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:23 pm
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    Well done tracey❤️ that what lovely

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:26 pm
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    How lovely ❤️

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:36 pm
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    ❤️❤️❤️

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  • June 4, 2020 at 12:58 pm
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    Lara Good so sweet

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  • June 4, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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    This is the cutest video I’ve seen all day❤️

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  • June 4, 2020 at 1:15 pm
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    That’s beautiful xxx

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  • June 4, 2020 at 1:25 pm
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    Beautiful how loveily brings tears to your eyes in this pandemic you just want to hug her xx

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  • June 4, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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    So lovely, made me cry, well done x

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  • June 4, 2020 at 1:43 pm
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    How beautiful xxx

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  • June 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm
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    Omg that’s so beautiful and so so kind .what a wonderful lady for doing something so amazing

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  • June 4, 2020 at 2:33 pm
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    Beautiful it brought me to tears I was a carer for years miss doing this what a beautiful thing you have done for the lady xx❤❤

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  • June 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm
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    So thoughtful bless xx

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