102-Yr-Old Jumps Into Great-Grandson’s Zoom P.E. Class

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It was a weird school year. While many schools were able to reopen with new restrictions (masks, spacing, etc.) there’s still a lot of students who have been stuck with virtual school this whole time, and that’s not great. Fortunately, the tide seems to be turning, and remote schooling could soon be a thing of the past. But, we can still celebrate some of the wackier moments and unique gestures that have happened during this truly bizarre year.

Recently, it’s a video of a 102-year-old woman visiting her great-grandson for the first time in a year. She decides to join in on the 6-year-old’s Zoom physical education class. Julia Fulkerson did stretches and aerobics with her great-grandson Brody, who really wanted to introduce her to the class. She took things to the next level by participating – as only a badass 102-year-old could, and the result went predictably viral.

The boy’s mom shared it on Instagram. “This was quite honestly one of the most special moments ever,” she wrote.

 

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The class loved the great-grandma’s spirited display and lord knows kids stuck in Zoom school still need every drop of joy and fun they can have. Brody’s mom said the video going viral was crazy in all the best ways, and that they had just started seeing her for the first time in a year since they’d been vaccinated.

“I couldn’t be more grateful that the world saw and rejoiced in how amazing this lady is,” she wrote. “She is truly a legend and brings so much joy to so many hearts.”

 

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If you were born in 1919, you lived through a lot. A few world wars, lifetimes of cultural shifts, and then towards the end you’re wowing a group of kids with your P.E. skills during Zoom school. A legend indeed.

Nursing Home Residents Celebrated the Holidays by “Hunting” the Staff

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No one has been hit harder by the pandemic than nursing homes. This has led to the most severe restrictions and generally made this a miserable year for those in long-term care homes. So the angels that work there have had to get creative to lift the spirits of residents. Over the holidays the bar was raised to new heights when one home had their residents go “deer hunting.” And in this case, the reindeer were some very game staff members.

Creativity goes a long way when you’re trying to keep morale high for those near the end of their lives, especially when they can’t see their family. Maybe you create a pirate radio station, or start a national pen pal program. Or in this case, you give them nerf guns and let them fire away at you while you humiliate yourself ducking through Christmas trees.

The video is the type of creative and wholesome content that brightens your day and makes you feel good about staring at your phone for once. It quickly jumped into temporary internet fame levels by going viral with more than 30 million views.

This has introduced another whole level of joy for the residents, who have reveled in the thousands of comments and have bragged to their families about their newfound “fame.” The staff even made “movie star” signs for their rooms.

The activity director of the Continental Manor in Ohio told TODAY she’s always looking for something fun to keep residents busy during “these trying times.”

“This was certainly a hit, they really had a good time,” she said.

And let this stand as another testament to the healthcare heroes we’ve been honoring, both really and performatively, for the last year. They truly go above and beyond to care for people.