The 37-year-old actor packed a bag and jetted off to be with his ailing grandma as she fought for life after a fall at her home, and he offered up his thoughts to her as she turned 94 on Monday (21Nov16), with a heartwarming photo, posted on Instagram.
The black and white picture featured Paul holding his grandmother’s hand as she lay in a hospital bed.
He added the lengthy caption: “It’s amazing what your heart does when it is jolted. When news floods in and panic takes over. Emotions run wild.
“The beautiful woman I am looking at is my grandmother (my moms mom) and she is turning 94 today. She is easily the strongest woman I have ever met. Example, she got kicked by a bull once and broke her hip (which she had to replace) and never complained about any sort of pain.
“The other day she was walking to let her dog out and next thing she knew she was on the ground. Her back splintered in 6 places. Right before this photo was taken she had her daughter Darla (my mom) call each of her grandchildren so she could say goodbye. She said that it was time for her to sleep and go see grandpa.
“After she said goodbye to me I packed a bag and went straight to the airport. She is now recovering back at home telling jokes and resting a lot. She is a fighter. A beautiful fighter. Thank you grandma for everything. Anyone who is reading this and are lucky enough to have grandparents in their life… call them. Let them know how much you love them. Also, please send warm thoughts out towards my beautiful grandmother. She’s the best.”