Web Catch: Australia's oldest man, 109, knits sweaters to help injured penguins


Is there anything more adorable than a tiny penguin wearing a tiny sweater?

How about learning that 109-year-old Alfred "Alfie" Date – the oldest man in Australia – spends his spare time knitting those "penguin jumpers" for the Penguin Foundation, which actually uses them to rehab injured little penguins after oil spills, ABC News says.

Date learned to knit over 80 years ago when he made a jumper for his nephew, he told 9 Stores this week, so when the Penguin Foundation said last spring that it needed volunteers to grab their yarn and knit the sweaters, Date put his nimble fingers to use.

"It's amazing and we feel quite privileged to have him dedicating his time and effort to the Penguin Foundation," Lauren Jones, of the foundation, told 9 Stores. And Date wasn't the only seasoned knitter help the foundation.

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The Penguin Foundation has enough sweaters for now, thanks to Date and people around the world who stepped up.

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