They were married for 52 years! And, like soulmates, they had all kinds of fun together — but her mom couldn't resist getting one last joke in on her dad.
It's not the most glamorous duty, but sounds exactly the sort of thing a wife might ask her husband, right?
It wasn't until he moved to a new home and took the amazingly hearty plants with him that he finally got the joke.
No wonder they stayed so green and vibrant! And no wonder Antonia's story went viral, people loved it!
Watering fake plants for four years to keep a dying wish is exactly the sort of thing I would do, too.
It's sure easy to appreciate!
It didn't take long for trolls to come out of the woodwork, raining on Antonia's story and harping on her for using a stock pic of a fake plant, and looking for other reasons to pick it apart. Using a stock pic with a story doesn't make the story untrue, by the way.
Okay, so he watered a fake plant for four years, what's the big deal? One person asked where the water went, and apparently Antonia's dad thought the toilet had a slow leak.
Grieving can do weird things to people. It's a personal process. Frankly, he's had a great sense of humor about it all.
"My daughter drew a picture of 'naughty Granda'" jumping on the bed with Granny shocked. When my parents received the drawing, they recreated the scene and sent the photo back to my daughter. This sums up how my parents were before my mum lost her battle with cancer in 2013."
"We enjoyed your mother's sense of humour and your story so much. Please enjoy these with our complements," sent one well-wisher.
And honestly, we all wish her well after sharing so much joy with the world.