Most people have a dying wish, and these wishes don't always come true. A woman, however, was not willing to let her dying dad leave this world without getting one of his best wishes fulfilled.
Penelope Ann went viral over her decision to smuggle rum and coke to her dad while he was in the hospital. She wanted him to taste his favorite drink one more time.
The woman's kind gesture touched many people. She gave the man Bundaberg rum and coke using a syringe.
The family was filmed enjoying one last drink, then shared on TikTok. The woman can be seen opening a can of Bundy before she gives it to him using a syringe.
In the video, she said that she had come prepared for the send-off and wanted to give him a little taste of the drink.
Her mother told her they were ready to give him one last drink. She then tells him:
"We brought you rum, Dad. We're going to put it in [a syringe] and put it in your mouth."
Ann then bent over her dad and put the small amount of rum into his mouth.
After she gave him the drink, she asked him if it tasted good. He nodded, and Ann and her mother laughed.
The memorable moment was recorded on video and shared on TikTok with the caption:
"One last drink with Dad before his spirit returned to the universe. Until we cross paths again, old man. I love you."
Ann's family is now dealing with the loss, and her video has about 2 million views. Hundreds of people have also commented, expressing their compassion and sympathy.
One user, who claimed to be a palliative care nurse, said what the woman did was brilliant.
Another commenter said this was "an awesome send-off" and hoped her mom was doing okay since it's not easy going through such an experience. This person also sent their condolences to all the man's loved ones.
A third commenter said the man had a right to celebrate his life and said it was great that he had done it as he would have wished.
Since her dad's passing, Ann has used TikTok to express her gratitude toward the TikTok users who had encouraged her with their messages.
She said the 27-second clip marked some of the last moments she shared with her father. Ann shared the short clip from a much longer video which she will always treasure.
Her father had been in and out of the hospital several times over a long period because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The health condition affects breathing.