86-year-old grandmother bags her master's degree; social media celebrates her

86-year-old grandmother bags her master's degree; social media celebrates her

- A grandmother has once again shown that it is never too late to achieve something

- A tweep @iamwill_johnson shared a photo of his grandmother wearing a lovely gown with a Class of 2021 tag

- Many who reacted to the news noted how inspiring her accomplishment is to both the young and old

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A grandmother is celebrating her show of persistence and courage after she finally grabbed a master's degree at age 86.

Young Man Celebrates 86-Year-Old Grandmother after She Attained Master’s Degree: “Put Some Respect”
Granny was all smiles on her big day. Photo: @iamwill_johnson.
Source: Twitter

In recent times, the elderly have been showing great zeal in achieving their dreams at an age many would expect them to sit and wait for their time.

A tweep identified as @iamwill_johnson has one of those people in his family, his grandmother, who recently graduated with a master's degree at a university in the USA.

Sharing a photo of his granny in a graduation gown with a scarf written "Class of 2021" and a huge smile on her face, the man praised her for being 86 and still graduating from school.

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He urged netizens to show some respect for the master's achiever and thanked her for teaching him how to be a student in every situation.

"My granny is 86 and graduating from school again! Put some respect on that masters. Thank you for teaching me how to always be a student granny franny," he wrote.

In a video on her grandson's Instagram, the granny thanked God for pushing and seeing her through the graduate program.

Social media fans praised Johnson's granny for the achievement, noting she is an example that there is never an expiry date for any exploit.

Here are some of the reactions online:

In a similar story, a 70-year-old granny recently attained a high school diploma after troubles in her family affected her education.

Hermelinda Sporea from Detroit, US, lost her father when she was a toddler and later on in her life had to leave school to work at a grocery shop to support her family.

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She got married and had five children. She even went to beauty school and opened her own salon but still had the urge of completing a lifelong dream.

After three trials to rejoin high school failed, it was not until her daughter started working at a community education at Utica schools that she joined and was able to study.

On whether she will attend college, the mother of five said she would love to have an associate degree since she's doing nothing else.

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