91-Year-Old Italian Grandpa Finishes Middle School, Will 'Keep Learning'

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The BBC picked up this truly adorable story out of Chieti, in central Italy: a nonagenarian named Nicola Torello has just finished middle school with excellent grades.

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His four children, six grandchildren and even the Chieti mayor all came to the school to celebrate Torello’s achievement—a cap on a long life of working as a tailor, which included a stint in the army during WWII (the subject of one of Torello’s assigned essays). From the BBC:

The grandfather, who turns 92 in October, seems to be on a roll. He has now set his sights on studying at secondary school, and wants get a bit more familiar with technology. “I want to learn how to use a computer,” he tells the website, adding with a smile that at the moment he relies on his daughter. “I will keep learning, because my time must always be full.”

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Hell yeah, Nicola Torello. Look at you stunting.


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Man, he’s really going to be disappointed when he gets to High School and learns how WW2 ended.