91-year-old goes viral after embracing virtual teaching 'like a boss'

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A 91-year-old college professor warmed the hearts of people all over the world after his daughter, Julia, filmed a video of him passionately embracing virtual learning at Houston's University of St. Thomas.

When Charles Krohn, who has been an English professor at the college for over 50 years, was having technical issues with his own computer, his daughter invited him over to use her computer.

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"The fact that [he's teaching] virtually and still engaging and so smart and so quick ... it was just this beautiful moment that I just had to capture," she told Good Morning America.

Krohn initially garnered attention online when his daughter posted a picture of him teaching remotely on Facebook early last month.

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"My father has been a professor of English at The University of St. Thomas for 50+ years. Here he is, at 91-years-old, embracing virtual teaching like a BOSS," she captioned the sweet snap which showed her dad sitting at the computer.

"Listening to and watching him teach Homer’s The Odyssey is a true gift. He’s been teaching it for decades, and yet he has the passion and excitement for the text as though it’s the first time," she continued. "These kids have no idea how lucky they are."

The post currently has 64,000 reactions and 29,000 shares.

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"[There were] all these memories of him in the classroom and how they may not remember much about St. Thomas, but they remember so much about Professor Krohn that he's the most kind-hearted, most compassionate person you'll ever meet," Julia told GMA.

Julia also revealed that her mom Chesley, got Krohn to read every Facebook comment, which was a very sentimental moment for the professor.

One of the commenters left these sweet words: What a beautiful tribute to his ongoing career. A good teacher has the ability to direct a person’s life towards a better future.

They added: "Seeing so many of his students, even from the ’60s, cherishing memories and showing gratitude to him for his teaching is what he deserves."

"And getting this acknowledgment is such a beautiful thing. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful life journey, may God bless him and all of his family."

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Another commenter said: "What an inspiration for those of us in education as well as others trying to keep up with technology changing so fast! God bless!"

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Facebook / Julia Krohn Mechling]]

91-year-old goes viral after embracing virtual teaching 'like a boss'

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A 91-year-old college professor warmed the hearts of people all over the world after his daughter, Julia, filmed a video of him passionately embracing virtual learning at Houston's University of St. Thomas.

When Charles Krohn, who has been an English professor at the college for over 50 years, was having technical issues with his own computer, his daughter invited him over to use her computer.

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"The fact that [he's teaching] virtually and still engaging and so smart and so quick ... it was just this beautiful moment that I just had to capture," she told Good Morning America.

Krohn initially garnered attention online when his daughter posted a picture of him teaching remotely on Facebook early last month.

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"My father has been a professor of English at The University of St. Thomas for 50+ years. Here he is, at 91-years-old, embracing virtual teaching like a BOSS," she captioned the sweet snap which showed her dad sitting at the computer.

"Listening to and watching him teach Homer’s The Odyssey is a true gift. He’s been teaching it for decades, and yet he has the passion and excitement for the text as though it’s the first time," she continued. "These kids have no idea how lucky they are."

The post currently has 64,000 reactions and 29,000 shares.

Related video - This is the moment an 82-year-old bodybuilding grandmother defended herself against a young burglar:
[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/tKw66amF-Q0L14jDU.mp4||tKw66amF]]

"[There were] all these memories of him in the classroom and how they may not remember much about St. Thomas, but they remember so much about Professor Krohn that he's the most kind-hearted, most compassionate person you'll ever meet," Julia told GMA.

Julia also revealed that her mom Chesley, got Krohn to read every Facebook comment, which was a very sentimental moment for the professor.

One of the commenters left these sweet words: What a beautiful tribute to his ongoing career. A good teacher has the ability to direct a person’s life towards a better future.

They added: "Seeing so many of his students, even from the ’60s, cherishing memories and showing gratitude to him for his teaching is what he deserves."

"And getting this acknowledgment is such a beautiful thing. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful life journey, may God bless him and all of his family."

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Facebook / Julia Krohn Mechling]]

Another commenter said: "What an inspiration for those of us in education as well as others trying to keep up with technology changing so fast! God bless!"

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Facebook / Julia Krohn Mechling]]