109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase

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Meet Richard Overton, America's oldest veteran. In this lively short film by Matt Cooper and Rocky Conly, hear the whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking supercentenarian reveal his secrets to a long life.
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Meet Richard Overton, America's oldest veteran. Born on May 11, 1906, he has celebrated 110 birthdays (109 at the time of filming) and counting. The supercentenarian has lived through the Great Depression, served in World War II, and witnessed the rise of the Internet. From the Ford Model T to self-driving cars, more technological and scientific progress have occurred in Overton's lifetime than perhaps any other century in history. 

The whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking elder reveals his secrets to longevity in this lively short film.

Want to help Mr. Overton stay in his Austin, TX home? Donate to his home medical care expenses on GoFundMe. 

Credits: Matt Cooper (director, producer); Rocky Conly (cinematographer, producer); John Halecky (producer).

109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase

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Hamad Osman
he looks sudanese
Imran Ur Rehman
won won wonderful ,,,
This gentlemen has the potential to be one of the oldest people in the world eventually, maybe even living past 130. I mean, if he's 109 and he's like how he is. You never know
Joseph Duenas
They probably cut out the part where he talks about his firearms.
George Saxe
Watching this gentleman made me feel real good. Bless him.
Ringo Star The Guinea Pig
I was so sad when this video ended, I could watch his wizdom and happiness all day
Bob Anderson
The true secret to this mans long life is that he was blessed with good genes pure and simple.
Ringo Star The Guinea Pig
Ms Ann
Μεγαλος Παπαρας
Where I can find the background music ? Does anyone know ?
Is he still alive till this day I'm curious? (not trying to be rude or anything
Jerry West
Austin Texas baby
Michelle Johnson
I can't give this enough likes.
Gael Garcia
This guy is truly inspirational
He is a real hero
And role model
Miah Crosby
My daughter Makayla, uses a wheelchair. The wheelchair can make life here on our farm almost impossible for her to be active and involved. Now she has a chance at unlimited freedom because of a new wheelchair called Ogo, from Ogo Technology. It can literally go ANYWHERE!! Up and down hill, over roots and rocks. It can handle it all!! Only catch is it has a huge price tag!Living on a farm/Homestead we pride ourselves on being self sustaining and we don't like needing help. Makayla, age 12 came to us this week and pleaded her case to get a GO FUND ME page.. we saw the need and gave into her. So guys, here's where you come in!!I understand not everyone can donate, and that's okay, but everyone can share this link , you can text it to people, you can email it, you can put it on your Facebook and other social medias, and request that they share it as well!!Small stones make big ripples. Together I know we can do this! Please help her. Share share share!!! Thanks In advance to everyone Who helps !
Daniel McNamara
he is still kicking 111 years old!!!
Anything Fishing
amen to him I hope he lives for ever and ever
Maurice Williams
I will be working as a computer programmer at that age if I'm lucky enough to be still be living.
Lieutenant Anoos
Stick is real he war is over
This guy is old enough to watch his own family die :O
PLR 88
Cool Sodas91
This guy is amazing...

So amazing im wordless.
Donkey Shaft
"i still walk" proceeds to ride in wheelchair
Milk, fish, corn, and soup are all things I eat. I also eat red meat rare or medium rare. I also take my vitamins in liquid form. I love soup. Chicken soup with vegetables, creamy beef soup, deer stew, etc. All that stuff is helping me feel happy in the long run. Richard Overton deserves respect for enjoying soup, ice cream, etc.
sojourner israel
you are a true inspiration!
David Harrison
He reminds me of my grampa, who is 80 years old and still works
David Lee
No stress at all, the key to a long life. I love this guy.
Milo McDermott
I like to drive myself self because others drive crazy
itsyaboi morgz
This dude is basically a living legend
BrownSuga B
Beautiful..and I wake up complaining everyday. God bless you, Mr. Overton.
fandango buttlicks
tough old bird
Mykle Lape
What were we supposed to learn?
Dark Cloud Ent
God bless him
Garret Berry
He's 111 now. Mindblowing.
Michele Alvelo
I absolutely LOVE him! 😍😍😘💕💕
super sport
The life here is peaceful and the chicken farms are so big
Touraj Touran
Truly a gentleman.
xr xr
I knew this one ww2 vet who was 94. sadly he pass about 8 years ago.he use to tell me those cool stories about the Pacific front. even though he repeated them over and over again it never got old :(
Clayton Roberts
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Justin Olmos
This was relaxing
The Tiller Willer!!!
the way he laughs is so cute also
Ajay Kumar
12.38 minutes ? did not feel so .
The Tiller Willer!!!
the way this guy talks is so cute
Pewsquirrel Aviation
It's awesome to see someone from WWII still alive! Those 2k dislikes should not be there
Cesar Paulino
i love soup very much
josiah tyrell
more life to u my BROTHER
Wow A lot of things happen in 109 years...
dylan bellerose
If you live long enough you will find out how to live a happy life and he's definitely figured it out.
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