WWII Veteran Asked For 100 Cards For His 100th Birthday. He Received Over 100,000

October 13, 2019

World War II veteran James South turned 100 years old on Monday. Weeks prior to his big day, he asked for 100 birthday cards.

His assisted living community Brookdale Watauga posted a photo of South's wish on Facebook.

He never imagined he would receive more than 100,000 cards.

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James South / Credit: Brookdale Watauga

"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," South said. "It touches my heart."

"We're just crying everyday because we're just reading all these beautiful cards," his daughter-in-law Debbie South said.

The cards came from as far as Australia, Great Britain, and even China.


He heard from the the governor of Texas, United States senators, even the president of the United States.

"Our nation owes your generation, the greatest generation, a tremendous debt of gratitude," the letter from President Donald Trump read.

South says he is feeling very grateful.

"I'm just thanking God for watching over me and keeping me healthy. There's no telling where I'll go from here," he said.

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