When a neighborhood boy was too afraid to jump off a diving board into a pool, a 95-year-old Air Force veteran stepped up to show the little boy how to be brave.
Daniel Biss is a 95-year-old World War II and Korean War Air Force veteran, USA Today reported Wednesday. His wife of 72 years is also a veteran who served in the Coast Guard as an administrative aid.
Biss’s daughter, Christine Ross, recorded the touching moment on video. The video was picked up by a Facebook page called Militarykind on Wednesday.
“He is very spry for his age — he’s 95 soon to be 96-years-old and is both a WWII and Korean War veteran in the U.S. Air Force. He is full of amazing stories and has song for every situation,” said Ross, according to USA Today.
“This is a miracle!” someone announced off-screen as Biss, with his cane and a little help from his friends, carefully stepped onto the board. After flexing his right bicep, he dived head first into the pool, showing the neighborhood boy how to dive into a pool like a boss. Biss’s friends and family assisted him out of the pool. (RELATED: Non-Profit Gives Veteran $15,000 To Stay In Business After His Equipment Was Stolen)
“Little did we know he would actually dive. He said soon after this video that he wants to be seen around the world,” said Kevin Ross, the veteran’s grandson.
Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to reflect Daniel Biss’s correct name. A previous version named him Michael Biss.
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