Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

23-Year-Old Australian Man Becomes World's Youngest Grandpa.

Sports Star In The Making

23-year-old Tommy Connolly had it all; a part-time job, friends, and was attending the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. As far as he and anyone else knew, his life was awesome, but not out of the ordinary. Then he got a Facebook message that changed his life forever.

Sports Star In The Making

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

Tommy was the start of his university's track and field team, but his athletic prowess new no bounds. So, he started participating in competitions that weren't college related. Ultimately, his goal was to move forward and race in the national and international championship competitions. What he wasn't expecting was for his athletic dreams to get derailed.

He Was An Adrenaline Junkie

He Was An Adrenaline Junkie

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

Tommy was always looking for the next great adventure. Fortunately, Australia had plenty of challenges for him, particularly the outdoorsy kind, which he loved. Aside from hiking, he also loved going water rafting, and climbing. It seemed pretty obvious that he got off on adrenaline. But then life offered him one challenge that totally threw him for a loop.

Planning For The Future

Planning For The Future

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

Aside from his sports dream, Tommy wanted to own his own business someday, which is why he majored in business and economics. He planned on balancing his business knowledge with sports, so he could have the best of both worlds. But then he found out that he had a family that he had to look after.

Urge To Travel

Urge To Travel

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

Tommy had explored some of the most remote parts of Australia, and then he had a shot at vacationing in the United States with his "mates." This allowed him to see that he had an irresistible impulse to travel, and intended to do even more traveling while he was young. But then he discovered that he had a baby to take care of.

Tommy's Better Half

Tommy's Better Half

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

Tommy has a girlfriend named Olivia Tauro. But they were friends for 8 years before they decided to date each other. She's also an athletic person, like Tommy. But spoiler alert! Just don't call her grandma. She was totally shocked when she learned that she was dating a father and a grandfather, which made her question everything.

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