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81-Year-Old Insists He Can Do A Backflip In Pool And Within Seconds His Relatives Are Gasping

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Age is just a number.

In 2016, a Georgia grandfather known as “Mr. McCoy” became an online sensation by doing a perfect backflip in a pool at the age of 79.

The internet went wild for the impressive feat, which Mr. McCoy performed with the help of his grandson and friends.

Exactly two years later, Mr. McCoy was back in the pool at his family’s Fourth of July party in Atlanta — and he decided to celebrate by insisting he could still do the infamous flip without fail.

In the pool, the grandfather balanced on his three grandsons, who created some momentum for the elderly daredevil. Within seconds, his relatives were collectively gasping with delight.

It’s no wonder Mr. McCoy’s friends call the 81-year-old “the toughest man they’ve ever known.”

See the amazing trick below.

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