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Meet Tommy Connolly, The World’s Youngest Grandpa At Only 23

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A person’s early twenties are often littered with college courses, parties, and travel. For stand-up guy Tommy Connolly, his early twenties came with some heavy responsibilities that were completely unanticipated.

This young man has become the world’s youngest grandfather, and his story is truly remarkable!

Life Was Good

At 23-years old, Tommy had a lot on his plate. Between working part-time, maintaining his relationship with his girlfriend, Olivia, and going to school at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, he had very little free time. On top of all that, Tommy was also the star of his university’s track and field team and regularly competed.

With what seemed like an already jam-packed schedule, Tommy’s life would get end up getting much busier after receiving a random Facebook message from a relative he hadn’t heard from in over 10 years.

The Message That Changed His Life Forever

During Tommy’s childhood, he was very close with a cousin named Kiarna. After she and her family moved to a town some distance away, however, they lost touch and hadn’t spoken in 10 years.

When Tommy logged into his Facebook account, he was surprised to see a message from his long-lost cousin. What was even more shocking was the story she told him!

Kiarna related to him that her parents were no longer able to care for her and had kicked her out of the house. She was living on the streets, illiterate due to being expelled from school years earlier, and supporting a drug habit by committing petty crimes.

Tommy was moved by Kiarna’s story, and he knew he had no choice but to take her in. Not only did he let her live with him, but he became her legal guardian and a father figure in her life.

Kiarna had one more secret to share, though…

Grandpa Tommy

Shortly after moving in with Tommy, Kiarna revealed a jaw-dropping secret: she was pregnant. The father was in prison, and Kiarna was terrified that she was ill-equipped to be a mother and her baby would ultimately be taken away from her.

Tommy stepped up in a big way. Kiarna gave birth to a little boy just days after her own adoption papers went through, and Tommy was present for the entire experience.

As Kiarna’s stand-in father and little Kaydan’s grandfather, Tommy takes his responsibility seriously. While staying in school, he’s taken on a second job to provide for his unconventional family.

Tommy wants Kaydan to be a “world champion at whatever he chooses to do” and give him the best life possible.

Have you ever heard of a more incredible young man than Tommy?!

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