The loss this past year of legendary female wrestler Mae Young was mourned by millions, but it is especially painful on Mother’s Day for Young’s only child, a rubber hand.
“I wish I could hug mom today — or, like, wrap my fingers around her or whatever,” said Hand, now fully grown and living with father Mark Henry.
“She was a great mom,” added Hand, giving a thumbs-up gesture for emphasis.
Hand was born 14 years ago, when Young was already 114 years old, after a pregnancy that baffled medical experts and wrestling fans alike.
Following Hand’s televised delivery, which caused widespread vomiting and befuddlement, mother and child lived a mostly quiet life away from the spotlight, often high-fiving or just waving at each other in adoration.
Hand is hoping to someday find a mate so he can give his late mother an overdue round of applause.