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This girl's grandad started going to the same college as her and it's just lovely

Ah lads.

MELANIE SALAZAR IS an 18-year-old student who just started college in Texas – but she’s not your normal fresher.

Because her 82-year-old grandad Neira is also enrolled at the same University.

And the pair of them have been hanging out on campus this week

college Source: Twitter

Melanie tweeted the story on Wednesday and her and her adorable grandad have gone viral.

As Buzzfeed discovered, Neira is taking his last class that he needs to achieve a degree in economics – something he has been working towards since he lost his wife in 2009.

The internet has fallen in love with the most unlikely of campus pals

college4 Source: Twitter

And this Snapchat of Neira in class <3

college3 Source: Twitter

He told Buzzfeed:

Sometimes I wonder, what in the world is an 82-year old doing, going to college. But somehow, something keeps me going. I think it keeps me mentally alert, too.

It shows that it’s never too late to so anything, really

college2 Source: Twitter

And it’s little wonder that people have fallen hard for their story

He’s only going to be there for one semester with Melanie because he’s so close to graduating

Just wait for the emotion at his graduation ceremony.

hat tip Buzzfeed

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