He wanted to graduate from college before he was 100. He simply did it at 66

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( CNN) On Thursday, as Larry Johnson waited for his college commencement to begin, he snapped a selfie and posted a self-congratulatory tweet to Twitter.

The 66 -year-old’s tweet exploded as the Twittersphere congratulated him on receiving his undergraduate degree in journalism from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Johnson — now dubbed a “legend” and an “inspiration” — said he tried to read them all.

“I get overwhelmed with it after awhile, ” he told CNN on Saturday.

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