World War II veteran James South of Watauga, Texas, is turning 100 on October 7th -- and he got on the Internet to request some help celebrating.
James, who now lives at a retirement home, posted a picture of himself posing with a large sign asking for 100 birthday cards for his birthday.
Well, it didn’t take long for the Internet to respond. The picture went viral and hundreds of people have sent him online messages, thanking him for his service and wishing him a happy early birthday.
And now, James – along with the staff of his retirement home – are bracing for the tidal wave of cards and letters he’s sure to receive in the next month.
James was married for 55 years to his wife and says back when they were dating and he was in the service, she used to write to him every single day.
Receiving the cards would give Mr. South a feeling that he was recognized for what he is and what he did in WWII. South said he would cherish the cards always.