As we get older we start to deteriorate a little – things like eyesight and hearing are often the first to go. Although the ravages of time are unavoidable, we have invented ways to at least mitigate our senior shortcomings; glasses and hearing aids have become essential kit for many older folk.

But with age comes stubbornness, and some people have trouble accepting their weaknesses. This is where the family needs to step in and give a little push!

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Grandson Ryan Kober did just this recently, having noticed that his grandpa and great uncle’s hearing aids weren’t quite functioning as they should, despite their protestations. He took them both to get a check, documenting the process on Twitter.

“It was my mother’s idea actually,” Ryan told Bored Panda. “The two of them normally refuse to get anything done about it, even though the whole family has wanted them to get their hearing aids taken care of for a while now.”

“My mom asked me if I could go with them the next time they had an appointment since they speak broken English and are hard of hearing. We wanted to make sure everything was taken care of properly and they left the place being able to hear me talk to them at a normal volume for once, instead of screaming.”

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The wholesome thread, featuring two cantankerous, partially deaf brothers bickering and messing around is both hilarious and heartwarming, as they eventually give in to amazement at being able to hear properly again. “They can hear each other great now,” Ryan said. “Uncle is still adjusting because this is his first time with them.”

“They have no idea what the internet is so they don’t know they are being talked about! The most they know about the online world is that I can look up the score of baseball and soccer games really quickly.”

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This is what family is all about. Looking out for each other and making sure everyone is fit and healthy, even if they don’t necessarily agree at first. Look how happy the old fellas are now!

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The brothers are originally from Malta and have lived with each other for as long as Ryan can remember. “They love each other a lot but they definitely fight like brothers tend to do,” he explained. “But it’s mainly because they couldn’t hear each other at all!”

Perhaps now they can communicate properly again, they might enjoy a more peaceful co-existence? Perhaps, but something tells us that these characters will stay just the same!

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People loved the little story, especially the colorful personalities of grandpa and his brother