- 114-year-old Fredie Blom, the world's oldest man, couldn't afford a birthday cake
- A group of local celebrities rallied to get him a cake for his special day
- They posted photos and videos of the special moment on Twitter
A group of Cape Town residents came together to get the world's oldest man a birthday cake as he turned 114 years old on 8 May.
Fredie Blom has a green bar-coded identification document confirming his date of birth as 8 May, 1904, Briefly.co.za reported recently.
This makes him older than 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka, the man Guinness Book of World Records proclaims as the world's oldest man.
In an earlier interview, Blom and his 85-year-old wife Jeanette said they couldn't afford a birthday cake even on such a rare occasion.
This prompted local actor Earl Hendricks and his friends, including popular master of ceremonies and vlogger Liezel van der Westhuizen, to do something about it.
In partnership with Charly's Bakery, they made sure Blom got an awesome cake with the number 114 affixed at the top.
Earl shared more photos and a video of Blom celebrating his birthday with community members. See them below.
Asked what the secret to his long life is, Fredie said:
There is no secret. God is the secret!
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