Kerala Grandmother Learns to Use Laptop at the Age of 90 to Read News, Internet Showers Love

Mary Mathew reading newspaper on laptop.
(Credit: Reddit/ @u/achilleswetheel)

Mary Mathew reading newspaper on laptop. (Credit: Reddit/ @u/achilleswetheel)

The viral images show the 90-year-old grandmother reading the news from laptop in Thrissur district.


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A 90-year-old grandmother from Kerala's Thrissur district is winning love on the internet for her zeal to adapt to the tech culture.

Mary Mathew's grandson, Arun Thomas recently shared images of his 90-year-old grandmom sitting on a chair while focusing on a laptop screen to read the daily news.

Taking to social media platform Reddit, Thomas said, "My grandmother, aged 90, learning to use the laptop to read the e-newspaper. I think her willingness to accept and adapt to change is really appreciable."

The images shared show Mary sitting on the chair and reading the e-paper of Malayalam daily, Mathrubhumi. As per reports, Mary's family had to stop the delivery of newspapers to the home owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

With netizens spotting the contents of the online paper, Thomas said that his grandmother “starts off with reading the obituary and keeps a track of the people who died in a week”.

Thomas also confirmed that it hasn't been long since his grandmother started reading online, hardly for a month, reports The Indian Express.

He said that he has a spare table, which he wishes to give to his grandmother for her to read the e-news.

Mary was very happy after she discovered that so many strangers came forward to shower love for her.

The netizens lauded Mary's efforts and zeal to stay updated with the changing times.

The coronavirus pandemic has indeed been a phase for elders to explore their time.

In an unrelated incident, at a time when the country was feeling under the stress of an unprecedented pandemic, a 93-year-old woman from Kolkata was seen lifting people's mood on social media with a viral dance video on the popular Bollywood song 'Aankh Maarey'.

A video of the nonagenarian's dance moves was shared by her grandson on Facebook. In it, the talented grandmother can be seen celebrating her birthday at home and dancing to the hit song from Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan's 2018 film 'Simmba' while family members cheered for her.

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