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95-year-old WWII vet shows boy what it is to be brave — by taking the plunge off a diving board

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A 95-year-old World War II veteran jumps off a diving board to inspire a child at a local pool who was too afraid to jump off the diving board. (Image source: USA Today video screenshot)

Daniel Biss, a 95-year-old World War II and Korean War veteran, set out to be an inspiration to a child at a local pool who was too afraid to jump off the diving board and into the water.

So what did he do?

With the help of family, friends, and a trusty cane, Biss climbed atop the diving board and took cautious, shaky steps toward the board's edge, which dipped slightly under the 95-year-old vet's weight.

Christine Ross, who is Biss's daughter, caught the entire thing on camera, even as Biss took a dive into the pool's sparkling waters.

“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," Ross said, according to USA Today.

Ross's son, Kevin, added, "Little did we know he would actually dive. He said soon after this video that he wants to be seen around the world."

Watch the video below to see the moving moment where, despite any age and infirmity, Biss jumps off the diving board and into the water.

Update 7/12/18: A previous version of this post identified the veteran as Michael Biss, when, in fact, his name is Daniel Biss.

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