"It was the equivalent of not having a parent there," Jessica told ABC by email. "This woman helped raise me and become who I am. She's been there for everything."
The tender moment of Jessica embracing her grandmother was caught by photographer Amanda Brown, who is also Jessica's sister-in-law, according to ABC.
The photograph has melted plenty of hearts, gaining more than 1,500 likes on Facebook, 157 shares and 70 comments.