As you watch videos of a charming Canadian model, a lump may swell in your heart. She asks her grandmother poignant questions about her decision to commit suicide, and her final moments. These heart-wrenching inquiries touch the soul, leaving one to ponder the meaning of life and death.
For several days, Instagram / TikTok influencer Ali Tate Cutler has been publishing various scenes in order to document her grandmother’s plan and her journey towards “death” through what is known as euthanasia, that is, medically assisted death.
During the conversation with her struggling grandmother, the young woman raises existential questions about the afterlife, the reasons for her decision and how she justifies it.
@alitatecutler I have so many emotions right now but all im focused on is making this the most memorable week for her #euthanasia #ondying #lastsupper #finalfarewell #grandma ♬ multiverse – Maya Manuela
An unforgettable week
In the latest of these short clips, Cutler appeared announcing that she was taking her grandmother out to dinner one last time.
She captioned the video, “I have a lot of feelings right now, but all I’m going to focus on right now is giving her an unforgettable week!”
The clip has garnered more than 12 million views and over a million likes.
@alitatecutler Replying to @Matthew This was the hardest and most beautiful conversation ive ever had. Healing for both parties. I had resistance to Euthanasia before this, but after being with her and hearing her, I no longer do. ❤️ #euthanasia #finalfarewell #ondying ♬ multiverse – Maya Manuela
Come to us all!
As for the grandmother, she justified her decision in one of the videos, saying, “I came quietly, and I would like to leave quietly.” She also confirmed that she does not think about this matter or decision daily.
As for Cutler, she told The Independent newspaper that her grandmother “doesn’t want to suffer in her final moments.” She added that she “decided to leave on her own terms.”
She also explained that she has always felt that death is a taboo that is not addressed enough in society, knowing that it “comes to all of us.” And she stressed that what she does with her grandmother is “one of the most useful cultural conversations on TikTok.”
However, these videos sparked a wave of controversy between a supporter and sympathizer of the grandmother, nicknamed “Babi”, who has a deadly cancer from which there is no hope of recovery, and between opponents and critics of what the young woman is doing, who is followed by thousands on Tik Tok.
It is noteworthy that euthanasia is considered legal in Canada, for those over the age of 18 years, since 2016.