96-Year-Old Man Goes Skydiving, But This Isn’t His First Time Jumping Out Of A Plane

by Johanna Silver
Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

If you are truly passionate about something, be it a hobby, a career, or a significant other, that feeling has the power to stay with you throughout your entire life.

What we love doesn’t necessarily fade with age, though we may become a little less lively and able. 

Elderly people have proven over and over again that their love, livelihood, and talents last well into the second half of their lives.

Giuseppe de Grada recently showed off his undying passion for soaring through the sky when he went on a skydiving trip at 96 years old. 

As a former paratrooper in World War II, the epic dive was far from his first. 

He wanted to be up in the clouds one last time, and was originally holding out on the dive until age 100.

But he decided that there was no time like the present and suited up for the drop thousands of feet above the ground four years early.

Giuseppe jumped near his hometown of Cremona on Tuesday, Italy’s Liberation Day. Special precautions were taken to make sure the parachute landing wouldn’t impact his body too much.

The cool clip definitely proves that you’re never too old to keep doing what you love — even skydiving!

Check it out down below, and don’t forget to SHARE it with thrill-seeking friends and family.

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