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Saturday, October 25, 2014
90-year-old couple sweeps the nation
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Courtesy Swiffer
Lee and Morty Kaufman of Valley Stream, both 90, are starring in a Swiffer commercial that has become a hit on YouTube.

Morty is a retired pharmacist and has been helping supervise the senior service program at Nassau Community College for about 20 years. The program helps seniors over the age of 60 take free courses. Lee works a part-time job twice a week, and the two enjoy local theater together. When Morty said that they also eat and sleep quite a bit, Lee said, “That’s Morty’s game, not mine. He takes care of all the sleeping.” The commercial featured several clips of Morty napping during the day.

The Kaufmans have six children and five grandchildren who were all very excited about the commercial. In addition to friends and relatives, people who they haven’t spoken to in decades have been calling them about it. “Just know that you should hang in there, because look what could happen when you’re 90,” Lee said.

They described the whole event as fun and unexpected, and said that people, no matter how old they are, should enjoy every moment in life. “Most of the commercials don’t take place in our generation,” Lee said. “It’s young, beautiful people in commercials, so we feel young and beautiful.”

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