Patricia Cooper is a 77-year-old woman who lives in northern England. And in 1967, she had a panic attack at the post office, and decided to never leave home AGAIN. And she didn't . . . for the next 47 YEARS.
For the first three years, she wouldn't even open her front door for people. She was eventually able to walk around in her yard, but that was about it. So this goes to show how powerful a grandmother's pride can be . . .
Patricia recently found out that her 26-year-old grandson Kevin would be receiving an award called the British Empire Medal for his community outreach work. And it's a pretty big deal, because it's an award from the QUEEN.
So last Thursday, Patricia decided to LEAVE her house for the first time in almost HALF A CENTURY . . . and she actually went to the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Kevin had no idea she'd be there, and was blown away when he saw her walk in. According to Patricia, she was TERRIFIED the entire time. But she said afterward that it was "definitely worth it."
And she might even start going to bingo night at the community center where Kevin works. (Daily Mail / The Northern Echo)