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Malaysians Are Inspired By This 87-Year-Old Grandpa Who Just Graduated With A Degree

"He didn't even want to come to his convocation day, but everyone persuaded him to."

Cover image via Twitter @eikazulaikha_

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 just loves to learn regardless of his age.

Her tweet, which was posted on Saturday, 21 September, has since garnered over 23,000 likes, with many praising the granddad's determination

Many users felt inspired and shared about their own journey.

Some Twitter users also commented that the grandfather did not look a day over 87.

And a few commended his look in graduation robes.

Congratulations Nez's grandfather!

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