82-Year-Old Enrolls in College After Husband Dies, Gets Crowned Homecoming Queen

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An 82-year-old enrolled in college classes after her husband died, and inspired her fellow students so much that they voted her Homecoming Queen.

Frances Wood enrolled at Mid-America Nazarene University in Kansas, to take classes in finance, history and literature after her husband of 59 years passed.

"I was beginning to get just a little lonely and depressed," the grandmother told KCTV. "I needed something different to do and, believe me, this is different."

She's quickly won hearts all over the campus, handing out homemade business cards with her number and email address so students can reach out to her.

"We feel loved by her," said student Konner McIntire, who was inspired to write a story about her new friend, whom she calls the most popular girl on campus.

"She's like a grandma away from home."

So they decided to honor "Granny Franny" at their homecoming over the weekend. Three boys asked her out, and while she accompanied them on a group date,

Wood also gave them some advice, they revealed: "She did say that we need to get real girls that are potential wives," said Dylan Arbersold with a laugh.

Granny Franny

Wood, who got a standing ovation and was presented with flowers, was also given a special title at the event. Frances was crowned "Homecoming Granny."

"I could never have imagined all of this," Wood said.

Nor could we, but it's a pretty wonderful story.