"He didn't even want to come to his convocation day, but everyone persuaded him to." <small> Cover image via Twitter @eikazulaikha_ </small>
This Malaysian grandfather may be in his 80s, but that did not stop him from pursuing a college degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
According to Malay Mail, the inspiring story of the determined grandfather was recently shared on Twitter by @eikazulaikha_, his granddaughter who goes by Nez.
“My grandpa got a bachelor’s degree in TESL at the age of 87 years old,” read the post, which was accompanied by a photo of her grandfather donning a graduation gown.
“He didn’t even want to come to his convocation day, but everyone persuaded him [to attend],” she wrote
Nez added that her grandfather didn't care much about the degree and <b>just loves to learn regardless of his age.</b><br></br></p>
Her tweet, which was posted on Saturday, 21 September, has since garnered over 23,000 likes, with many praising the granddad’s determination
“He just love to learn and keep doing it, he didnt care about degree”Where can I buy that energy?
— Skincare Sl*t (@ajidddddd) September 22, 2019
Many users felt inspired and shared about their own journey.
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Be on track.. You have your own clock.Dont compare yourself to anyone else..</p>— لقمان عبدالله (@luqabdullah) September 22, 2019</blockquote> <p>Some Twitter users also commented that the grandfather did not look a day over 87.</p> <p>And a few commended his look in graduation robes.</p> <blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Congratulations to ur grandpa! Such inspiring . Btw he looks so cute wearing that convo jubah. Hee</p>— senorita (@elyzaalias) September 23, 2019</blockquote>
Congratulations Nez’s grandfather!
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