His 98th birthday was near and all that Alfred Birch from Massachusetts needed was to reach 98 likes for a post he made on Facebook to commend his birthday.

Julia, his granddaughter, was doubtful that her grandpa, who back in the days filled in as an official inspector for NASA, could even draw near to that number.

It was a gigantic astonishment when, in a matter of hours, Alfred’s post achieved 22,000 likes. The man is in the hospital on account of a heart failure.

Since his family didn’t know that Alfred would show signs of improvement, they started making video updates like this so that Julia’s grandpa could be remembered in the most joyful way that is possible.