Adorable Great Grandmother Has Been Praying to ‘Lord of the Rings’ Elrond Figure for Years
Everybody loves a heartwarming story about great grandmothers, but this one is definitely going to make you laugh out loud while saying, “Awwwww.”
In Brazil, Gabriela Brandão posted images to Facebook of the St. Anthony figurine her daughter’s great grandmother had been praying to for years. Apparently nobody in the family had ever taken a close look at the small trinket until Brandão noticed funny markings on it. Turns out the figure isn’t of St. Anthony, but of Lord Elrond, played by Hugo Weaving, from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Buzzfeed reached out to Brandão, who told the viral content site, “We tried to explain right away but she didn’t understand at first. The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony.”
The real St. Anthony, or Anthony of Padua, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order notable for his “forceful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick,” according to Wikipedia.
The fictitious Elrond was the elven lord of Rivendell, according to Rings lore.
We’re thinking Brandão’s daughter’s great grandmother deserves sainthood for her adorable naivety.