Respect Your Parents In Their Old Age — Heart Touching Story

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window.

The Father asked his Son, “What is this?” The Son replied “It is a crow”. After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, “What is this?” The Son said “Father, I have just now told you “It’s a crow”. After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, What is this?”

At this time some expression of irritation was felt in the Son’s tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. “It’s a crow, a crow”.A little after, the Father again asked his Son the 4th time, “What is this?”

This time the Son shouted at his Father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Are you not able to understand this?”

A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary :-

“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child”.

While the little child asked him 23 times “What is this”, the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.


If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.From today say this aloud, “I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me.

They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today”. Say a prayer to God, “I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.

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36 Comments on “Respect Your Parents In Their Old Age — Heart Touching Story

  1. So very true, and how soon our children forget this, especially when they become teens and ‘know’ everything. But, if we raise them correctly, eventually they will remember and forgive us and themselves. As well, we should forgive them their teen years because, at one time, we were just as bad.. At least, most of us were.

  2. I wouldn’t say this just any where. I had four children, I was a stay at home Mom, three boys and a girl. Two of my sons have passed away. The two that acted as if I had been a real Mom. My other two seem to think I really don’t exist anymore. I know they are busy with their lives but I love them and my grandchildren so very much. They live close but I seldom see them. Makes me think I am an undesirable person. One Grandson can talk politics for hours but I think my daughter doesn’t want him talking to me.

  3. I is remember..this..and be patoent..I love precious children.
    And grands…Kust..Grandmudder shieyanne Littleton XXXOOO

  4. For all the times I was there for you,For all the times I listened to you,For all the times you didnt listened, and said you were right. Now im older im not wanted around, im forgotten, and in the way. But I have a forgiving heart,amen.

  5. I’m thankful my children still care for me and are good and kind.

  6. I only wish I could expect to be taken care of by a child of mine. I’m sure I’d be placed in a cheap old folks home without ever a visitor.

  7. It is true but is not always the easy thing to do when you ask to do a certain thing and she do the opposite and then she hurt herself; and you have to struggle with problem while when you were a child she would give you a hiding if you would not listern*

  8. It is true,but God’s children will always give respect to their old parents ,Amen

  9. This story really give a beautiful moral for everyone ….parents do lots of thing 4 us.. so never treat them like a burden… mother olways feel pain….when we cry or ny dat situation which z terrible 4 us… she never think about her.. father olways do struggle to make us happy… i love my parents alot… god …i request u ..dat ..give me alot of patienc …to make me humble…kind… obedient …nd good human being….

  10. We as children can`t repay our parents for what they have done for us over the years, but what we can do is try and make them happy give them the respect they deserve show them love,care and attention for the mean while they are alive until.Remember what goes around comes around what u share with them is what will be share back to you weather it be people around you or your own kids.Amen

  11. No one in this world can pay parents however much do everything they deserve respect .

  12. My precious moment into this world is coming to an end may my remaining days would be as precious as ever as my old age end. I tried my very best to pursue a brighter future to my children not knowing how hard it is but i knew GOD is with me and they all now forminable in vying for their destine life. I hope and pray that it won’t happen in me. My GOD please do not forget me. Maraming salamat po!

  13. Such a beautiful words about our parent……they deserve the best in life

  14. U.M. Malla, Kathmandu, NEPAL
    I would not really expect my children to reciprocate what I had done to them before. I would not like to be treated as a child nor do I expect myself to be as ignorant (and of course as innocent and cute) as my “the then little children” – but I do hope that my children would be as devoted to their children as I used to be when they were growing up and learning ways of life long long ago. If they would fail in showing respect to me I would first try to find out if there had been any short coming while I was bringing them up and when I became a grand father and a great grand father. Even if they fail in respecting me I do not mind ! It is their concern, not mine.

  15. I asked my kid yet again for help on the computer. Something that he has explained several times and I still get it mixed up. He started to get a little frustrated telling me we had done this before. I looked at him and told him that I had taught him how to use a spoon and the toilet and he didn’t get those right on the first try either. Amazing how quickly he calmed down.

  16. Be patience don’t be patient.thank u for reminding what we have done and what not to be done once again thanks

  17. Superb story no doubt but an innocent child is expected to ask this question several times we grown ups can’t compare with small child What I feel we should stop comparing and should not make our life miserable

  18. This is an eye opener for some,so when they no longer have their parents there will be no regrets.

  19. Parents should always be respected. In stating this, I also believe all people should be respected.

  20. Wow i love this it put a smile on my face .. I remember saying to my dad or mom 23 hundered times a day what that and now i know i will always reply know matter what or how many times it takes Whats that its like a small prayer …… thank you

  21. Parents are to go on giving love to children but without expecting anything in return. If however you are lucky to receive some good take it as bonus.

  22. In our busy lives we don’t have much time for them, when their dead, somehow we have all the time in the world!….
    We regret the things we haven’t done, not the things we have done… enjoy family however far or different we are, and appreciate everybody feels lonely at some point……if you can only give one thing, give your time…’s never wasted…xxxx

  23. That old man was a real asshole, eh? I hope the 45-year-old remembered that his dad had not “lovingly embraced him” 23 times, but given him a spanking and then completely ignored him. Some old people are excellent at reshaping their memories to make themselves look good.

  24. Heart-touching story. While complaining about thw troubles their aged parents are giving them, many people often forget that they gave their parents much more troubles when they were children. The difference is, their parents didn’t complain, rather they found an inner joy tolerating the troubles given by their children.

  25. It is sad how people don’t have any respect for their elders anymore even when they are family.

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