INT. FRIENDLY VALLEY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY - EVENING: 75 YEARS LATER
Siblings JOOHAE and JIN, their partners JANEL and BANJO, along with grandkids ANDREW and ELIZABETH and wife, mother and grandma AE IN (pronounced A-in) are gathered around the bed of CHANG (91) for a peaceful, end of life tribute.
It's been a lifetime since Chang struck out on his own, And now, here he was - comfortable in his own bed, surrounded by a room full of loved ones. This was not your typical family story or coming to America dream. Neither of his children (Joohae or Jin) went to college or had any musical ambitions, each has a white partner (Banjo and Janel) and the grandkids (Andrew and Elizabeth) are adopted Mexicans born to the same mother by different dads.
But yet here they all were - packed in a tiny back bedroom sharing stories, crying and singing hymns, while making best attempts to remain masked and socially distant during the height of the Caronavirus pandemic.
Around 1am, Joohae needs to say goodbye. She’s starting an important new project and has the big team introductory Zoom at nine. The moment she holds Chang's hand, kisses his forehead and says she loves him was as heartwarming as it was gutwrenching.