Grandmothers truly are angels among us: cast out of heaven by God for unspecified crimes, forced to be on their best behavior at all times so that when He calls them back to Paradise to reevaluate the terms of their exile, they can be readmitted without issue, and forget all about their difficult lives on earth. Grandmothers have the wit of Dorothy Parker, the fashion sense of Coco Chanel, and the personality of bae. The only thing they love more than their grandchildren is feeding their grandchildren.
Lots of people are afraid of snakes, including grandmothers. So it's strongly advised you don't attempt to casually hand one off to one, real or fake.
According to this Today Show investigative piece, Seniors are being scammed by incarcerated crooks pretending to be their snot-nosed Grandchildren. Oh humanity!