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WATCH: Young Woman Graduates from College Alongside Her Grandfather

Fri 07 Jan 2022 | 04:08 PM
Ahmed Emam

An elderly grandfather graduated alongside his granddaughter from the University of Texas over the weekend after earning their degrees, according to the university.

Neira, 88, and Salazar, his 23-year-old granddaughter, first attended Texas' Palo Alto College together in 2016, then they enrolled together in the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Speaking to American media, Salazar said: "It was always her grandfather's dream to earn a degree in economics." "He was very passionate about urban and economic development of the south side of San Antonio," she revealed.

"In the 1960s, he did a lot of advocacy through civic engagement. He participated in rallies and marches and got involved in local government."

On the other hand, Salazar majored in communications, so the pair didn't have any classes together. Still, they would "sometimes eat together in the cafeteria," according to Salazar.

"We would study side by side."

The old man is proving that it's never too late as he recently celebrated with his young child their graduation nearly a few months after they succeeded in different specializations.

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