Ash Ruiz recalls,
“I have the most precious memories of my Grandma Jean doing everything with a song, she was always singing and her voice was rich, velvety and beautiful,” he said. “When I was eight years old she taught me how to sing ‘Unforgettable’ by Nat King Cole because it was her favorite song and I was to sing it with her for her birthday every year. Hence a tradition began.”
Over the years, living in different places made it difficult for Ruiz to be there for his grandma’s birthdays, so he sang to her over the phone or on Skype. When she turned 98 years old, Ruiz once again sang his grandma’s favorite song — but he surprised her by doing it in person.