Wait, What?! 23-Year-Old Became A Dad AND Grandfather in a Week

Jun 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm |

No, it’s not what you think! This cute 23-year old college student didn’t have a baby that had a baby — it’s even more unbelievably wonderful.

Australian Tommy Connolly received a desperate Facebook message from his 17-year-old female cousin earlier this past March. They hadn’t spoken in ten years, but she was pregnant, battling drug addiction, homeless and had no family to support her financially or emotionally. She didn’t even ask for what was coming next: Tommy drove to her, picked her up and legally adopted her! He said he wanted to “keep the baby, stay off the streets, and have a better life.” Just a week later his cousin gave birth, making him a grandfather!

According to Britain’s The Independent, his poor cousin didn’t even have shoes or a phone and her baby’s father was in jail. “Nobody deserves the life she’s had,” he wrote on Facebook.

Tommy is still in school AND working full time to support his new family. Though he remains humble through all the attention he’s getting.”[My cousin] does 90 per cent of the work – and if it’s one or two years of my life I have to put on hold to make sure two lives are going to be saved it’s nothing at all.” Awwwwwww!

We wish them all the best!

What would you do in Tommy’s situation?

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A heartwarming story for Father’s Day.