This number can increase when considering older men and migrants.
According to Felipe Lira’s niece, her uncle is the oldest man in California.
During his childhood, he couldn’t attend school due to the family’s poverty, and the boy had to work to support his family.
His great-niece, Kennya Ramos, decided to teach her grandfather how to read and write after so many years, as he had always wanted to learn letters.
To support her uncle, Kennya set up a Twitter account for him and started regularly sharing photos of the elderly man struggling with illiteracy.
“My uncle cried tears of joy to be supported and to be able to write after so many years,” the niece narrates.
To the amazement of family members, the grandfather was a gifted learner.
After some success, Don Felipe tried to write the names of all his grandchildren.
He was very happy to be able to write the first names of his descendants.
Several users write comments supporting the grandfather for his initial progress.
“I thank you all for your support, which helped Grandpa achieve his goal,” Kennya wrote.
Don Felipe’s efforts to learn reading and writing show that it’s never too late to learn something new.