Grandpa, 87, Receives Diploma Alongside Granddaughter at Same University, Beautiful Photos Surface Online

Grandpa, 87, Receives Diploma Alongside Granddaughter at Same University, Beautiful Photos Surface Online

  • A San Antonio grandfather and granddaughter identified as Rene Neira and Melanie Salazar respectively went viral in 2016 for being classmates at the same college
  • The duo is making headlines again after graduating from the same university five years after trending
  • Salazar earned her BA degree in Communications, while Neira received his BA Economics diploma at UTSA University

Age is just a number, particularly for those with high ambitions. The same is true for 87-old-year Rene Neira who earned his bachelor's degree on Saturday, December 11.

Elderly Grandpa, 87, receives diploma alongside grandaughter, 23.
Melanie Salazar and Rene Neira on their graduation day at UTSA. | Photo: UTSA.
Source: UGC

Surprisingly, 23-year-old Melanie Salazar also collected her degree on the same day.

But Neira and Salazar have a lot more in common than graduating on the same day from the same institution.

Their remarkable story of completing education together proves that it's never too late to pursue one's goals.

Read also

Touching moment new Miss Oyo State arrived home to warm embrace of her widowed mum

PAY ATTENTION: Subscribe to Digital Talk newsletter to receive must-know business stories and succeed BIG!

Proud moments for Grandpa-granddaughter

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, Salazar wheeled her terminally ill grandfather, Neira, through the graduation ceremony at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

The lovely duo was showered with love, praise, and affection from the faculty and students.

UTSA also publicized the commencement ceremony, posting two adorable pictures of Neira and Salazar graduating side by side.

Even better was when the acclaimed institution called the duo "family goals."

Both looked vibrant and happy in their graduation gowns and caps.

Father and daughter who graduated on the same day

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady identified as Jane went online to narrate how her father was a classmate at the Benson Idahosa University, Edo state.

Jane said that the day her father revealed that he was going to be in her class, she was very mad about it and cried about the impending embarrassment.

The young lady said that whenever the man was going to answer a question, he would first introduce her as his daughter. To that, she wished the ground would just swallow her each time he did that.


Online view pixel