Most times I visited the nursing home I was told, “not to bother” with Doris. But I felt Doris could understand I was there and never left her out. I placed Doris’s hand as usual on Millie’s back, Doris held my arm, pulled me closer and gave me full-on eye contact. At first, she had a few tears, and then her face transformed into the most beautiful beaming smile. No words needed to be spoken between us.