Everyone became emotional when the video of the farewell of a Saudi family towards their housemaid went viral online. The Nanny served 33 years in their family but they had to send her home because of her old age.
In the video, Houriya, their beloved nanny, couldn’t help but cry as her wards bid their goodbyes, giving her a warm hug and a kiss in the forehead.
In an interview, one of the member of the family said they treated Houriya like family.
“Houriya first came to my maternal grandfather’s house in 1986 and has been in our family for 33 years. During those years, she’d travel to Indonesia to visit her own family, but she always came back. She helped raise my maternal uncles, my generation, and now our children — that’s three different generations. She has become indispensable to us, an entity that exists alongside my grandfather, Rashid and my grandmother, and we view her respectfully, kiss the top of her head, just as we do to elders in the family,” says Al Arfaj, one of the family member.
“Now that she’s been gone only a number of days — she took away the serenity that comes with having an elder in the family. My grandmother passed back in 2012, my grandfather in ‘93, and the gap Houriya leaves is something we all feel in the family,” he revealed.
SEE VIDEO : ( Note It was posted on Facebook that the Nanny is Filipina apparently she is Indonesian )
Al-Arfaj also emphasized that they never expected that the video will become viral and that they had no intention of gaining the people’s attention.
“This is a person we cherish whom we had to let go, not due to any illness or fatigue, but out of respect to her growing old and tired, to give her rest and to be merciful as would anyone in our situation.”
Furthermore, the family plans to visit Houriya to check on her.