Grandpa Bets Family He Can Get 98 Facebook Likes For His 98th Birthday, Ends Up With 22,000

He's one happy fella.

16/03/2016 15:30 GMT | Updated 16/03/2016 15:43 GMT

Leading up to his 98th birthday, all Alfred Birch wanted was to get 98 likes on a Facebook post.

But his daughter and granddaughter didn't think he'd quite manage it.

So Alfred, from Massachusetts, posted a photo of himself from his hospital bed online, holding a sign asking for likes. 

It turns out the ladies seriously underestimated Alfred, as his post gained more than 22,000 likes in a few days.

Alfred was in hospital with congestive heart failure and doctors weren't sure if he was going to make it.

But he's now left hospital with a spring in his step - and more Facebook friends than ever. 

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