Texas WWII Veteran Who Asked for 100 Birthday Cards Receives over 100K
[Breitbart] The birthday surprises have not stopped pouring in for a World War II veteran in Watauga, Texas, who turned 100 years old on Monday.
Veteran James South had no idea the response he would receive when a picture of him holding a sign asking for 100 birthday cards for his birthday was posted online by staff at the Brookdale Senior Living facility a few weeks ago.
"Hello! My name is James South. I am a proud WWII veteran! I will be turning 100 on October 7th, 2019. I would like to receive 100 birthday cards," the sign read.
On Monday, Breitbart News reported that South had received more than 60,000 cards from people as far away as Australia and India.
However, reports said that as of Friday, that number has climbed to over 100,000.
"To go to a store in town and pick out a card and send it to me, that’s almost more than I can handle I’ll tell ya," the veteran said. "It touches my heart."
South’s daughter-in-law, Debbie, said the family has been emotional as they read each of the heartfelt birthday wishes.
"We’re just crying everyday because we’re just reading all these beautiful cards," she commented.
On Thursday, Alex Rozier, a reporter with WFAA, tweeted photos of South will all the birthday greetings he received.
Posted by: Besoeker 2019-10-12