Video: 102-year-old woman joins PE class with great grandson

March 12, 2021 GMT

AJO, Ariz. (AP) — Video of a 102-year-old woman in southern Arizona working out with her 6-year-old great grandson in his virtual PE class has gained hundreds of thousands of views on social media.

Julia Fulkerson started working out with her great grandson Brody Contreras when they were reunited last week after a year apart because of the coronavirus pandemic, KPHO-TV reported Thursday.


“I was cracking up and taking video after video, but it was also super surreal just kind of watching,” Brody’s mother Angela Groch said.

Groch and her husband got vaccinated and decided to bring their son Brody to see his great-grandma in Ajo, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) west of Tucson. She said that’s when the two started to work out together, turning the class into a bonding moment.

“Great-grandma was like dancing around and doing the PE exercise,” Contreras said.

Groch said she is thrilled the video is bringing others happiness too.