Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

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

Long Distance Cousins

Long Distance Cousins

Facebook/Kiarna Chapman

When Tommy was little, he had a cousin named Kiarna, who is 17. The two were like two peas in a pod, but time had passed and Kiarna was now living in Southport. This meant that they hadn't spoken in over 10 years. Then, out of the blue, she reached out to him, and gave Tommy some startling news.

It's A Hard-Knock Life

It's A Hard-Knock Life

Facebook/Kiarna Chapman

Tommy learned that Kiarna's parents couldn't care for her, so she was out on the streets. To survive, she resorted to petty crimes and drugs to mask the pain. She couldn't read either because she'd been expelled in 2011. She also had a boyfriend who got into trouble and was now behind bars. After hearing her story, Tommy realized that Kiarna had no one to turn to for help, but he was about to change all of that.

Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

Kiarna didn't have to ask for help. She was family, and Tommy knew he had to lend her a hand. In fact, he felt horrible that his favorite cousin had endured so much, while he was living it up. So, he decided to invite her to live with him, but she needed more than just a roof over her head. That's when he made an incredible choice that altered both of their lives in ways neither of them could have foreseen.

Tommy Takes On

Tommy Takes On

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

Although they were blood related, Tommy chose to become Kiarna's legal guardian, which essentially turned him into her cousin/daddy. But this also meant that he had a huge responsibility, not that he minded. Now that Kiarna was back in school, her reading and writing skills got better, and her life was free of drama. But then, Tommy and Kiarna's lives got turned upside down yet again.

Bun In The Oven

Bun In The Oven

Facebook/Tommy Connolly

One day, Kiarna confessed to Tommy that she was pregnant with her jailbird boyfriend. At first, she was petrified that her baby would get taken away because she was underage and on the streets. But since she had a better life now, she and her baby stood a far better chance at making it. However, this meant that Tommy, who was legally Kiarna's dad, was about to becoming a grandfather at 23.

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