"Don't take my grandson."
—Abuela to Rick Grimes about Felipe, her grandson[src]

"Abuela" (Spanish for "grandmother") is a survivor and an elderly woman living in a barricaded nursing home along with several other elderly residents in AMC's The Walking Dead. The home is protected by two of the remaining staff, along with members of the Vatos gang.

Pre-Apocalypse

Atlanta Nursing Home

It is assumed that Abuela spent most of her life living in Atlanta. She is now an elderly woman who lives in a nursing home and is being taken care of by a nurse named Felipe, her grandson. She spends time and has gotten to know the nursing home's other residents, such as Mr. Gilbert. When the outbreak occurred, the nursing home staff abandoned her and the other residents, leaving her in the care of Felipe, Guillermo, and the Vatos gang members. She may be suffering from some form of medical illness, as she seems to be unaware of what has happened to the world around her and continues to believe that society is still functioning.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 1

"Vatos"

As Rick, T-Dog, and Daryl negotiate with Guillermo to trade Miguel for a kidnapped Glenn, tensions run high, but before anything can happen, Abuela appears and intervenes, calling Felipe for help, and explaining the situation with one of the residents. She is upset over a man named Mr. Gilbert, who is suffering an asthma attack. The woman then notices an armed Rick in his uniform and pleads with him not to arrest Felipe, explaining that he is a good person, and that he is needed at the nursing home. She takes Rick by the hand and leads his group out of the garage (saying, "He needs his medicine") and into the nursing home, where elderly residents and nurses reside. Glenn, other survivors, and Vatos gang members are then seen assisting Mr. Gilbert with his inhaler.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 1

Trivia

  • "Abuela" means grandmother in spanish, like "Abuelo" means grandfather in spanish aswell. That leaves this character's name unknown.
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