At 23 years old, this man became a father and grandfather just one week apart

Tommy Connolly is a young Australian student. After becoming a father at just 23 years old, he was even more shocked to learn that he was a grandfather just 7 days later.

The point in our lives when we become parents for the first time is a turbulent one - no one can quite prepare for it. No matter how ready you may think you are, the second the baby is born you realise how much different the reality is.

A father and a grandfather in seven days

For Tommy Connolly, he learned this the hard way. He was just 23 when his life was flipped upside down. With no prior experience, he was plunged into the life of fatherhood. Just 7 days later, he became a grandfather.

How does it add up?

It all started when Tommy received a message on Facebook from his 17-year-old cousin Angela. They had not seen each other in several years and Angela was going through a difficult period in her life. After leaving school, she found herself homeless, traipsing through the streets without a family and… pregnant.

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Tommy Connolly and his cousin Angela

After turning to Tommy in a last-ditch moment of hope, he didn’t think twice before taking her in and inviting her to come and live with him. He even decided to legally adopt her so that she could keep the baby, leave the street and have a better life. A week later, Angela gave birth to her child. He told the website Littlethings:

It’s just a young girl who needed help.
A medical miracle: This baby is just one year younger than her mother A medical miracle: This baby is just one year younger than her mother